Guy Fieri was in Bakersfield recently to visit several restaurants for Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and I ate breakfast at one of them. Pumpkin pancakes in March? Why not! Read my full review of 24th Street Cafe in Bakersfield with pictures after the break.
24th Street Cafe is an old, comfortable coffee shop with plenty of booths and a long counter. The friendly waitresses are on the job keeping your coffee cup full, and chatting up both locals and new-comers alike. I arrived at 7:00 AM on a Sunday morning and the place was already half full, mostly with locals but a few visitors such as myself.
I read that Guy tried the pumpkin pancakes so I asked if I could get just one on the side. I'm glad I asked for only one, because it covered the entire plate!
|Pumpkin pancake at 24th Street Cafe in Bakersfield as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives|
The pumpkin pancake is so good it's hard to describe. Imagine a slice of the best pumpkin pie you've ever had, topped with whip cream, and then with butter and syrup. I ate the whole thing before I got to the rest of my breakfast. Next time I'll get the full stack!
|Chicken Fried Chicken (the gravy is underneath)|
TIP: 24th Street Cafe is a breakfast and lunch joint, and closes at 2:30 PM.
Another great find from Guy Fieri and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I'll be back!