Bonnie’s Best Cafe

Welcome to Bonnie’s Best Café

Proud Platinum Sponsor of the BCCC Super Cruise!


Who wants to go home and cook after working an 8 hour day? Stop by Bonnie’s Best for a homemade casserole, salad and fresh baked bread. Ready to bake desserts are also available.


Stop by for lunch or any afternoon to try out any freshly prepared sandwich. The Tom Cruise is quite popular, and so is its cheesy counterpart, Katie Holmes. Look at our menu for more whimsical menu items.


Each dinner includes a mixed green salad & freshly baked bread, or you can purchase just the casserole. We encourage you to reserve your dinner, but walk-ins are always welcome. Dinner salads do not come with dressing, but it can be purchased for an additional 50¢.

Stop in an see us!

Bonnie’s Best is the downtown place for a morning cup of coffee, scone or muffin, lunchtime enjoyment with a delicious sandwich, soup or salad, and the dinner time place to pick up a take-home casserole ready to heat and serve. We take the guesswork out of your day.

Bonnie’s Best Cafe

Welcome to Bonnie’s Best Café

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1900 21st Street
Bakersfield, CA

It all started with two distinct beginnings… a sandwich and a casserole.

Bonnie’s Best Cafe was started by the original Bonnie, with two distinct beginnings… a sandwich and a casserole. A gas explosion blew the business to our present location and in March of 1997, we became a sandwich and casserole shop, using fun celebrity names like our Tanya Harding club sandwich.

In October 2006, tenacious employee Laurie Watson turned into the proprietor of Bonnie’s Best when the passions of the previous owners moved on to other life adventures. In a true labor of love, Laurie Watson took the best of both worlds and fashioned Bonnie’s Best into the iconic little café know to be home of the original Best Sandwich Of Bakersfield!

At Bonnie’s, you’re not just getting a sandwich

Your meal is a made to order masterpiece handcrafted by our dedicated staff. We use the freshest meats, hand picked produce and Pyrenees sliced bread, baked and delivered daily. You can also find delicious soups, a variety of salads and tempting sweets, all in a nostalgic eclectic atmosphere.

Bonnie’s Best casseroles have been a long standing staple, perfected through the years into delectable meals savored over many family tables. The commitment to our customer, is to make you a part of our family with fast and friendly service.

So come on in and see your favorite sandwich crafter, pick up lunch, enjoy a cup of coffee and by all means…

Leave with dinner!

Corner of 21st & F St. in Downtown Bakersfield, Bonnie’s Best Cafe is a little piece of culinary history.

Bonnie’s Best offers a selection of sandwiches, salads, soup, and more. Handcrafted sandwiches and homemade soups are prepared daily and served fresh. Stop by for lunch Monday through Friday and watch our staff prepare your meal fresh just the way you like. Bonnie’s Best uses quality meats and cheese sliced daily. Even the smoke cheddar is prepared on site. Each day offers a sandwich special from Monday’s Seth Rogan, our mouth-watering Roast Beef, to Friday’s twist on grilled cheese and tomato soup, the Richard Pryor. Choose a meal that’s just your size, and don’t forget to come back on your way home for a homemade casserole. In a rush? Call ahead to place your order and we’ll be wrapping it up as you walk in the door.

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