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Keene Cafe, located in the small Kern county, CA town of Keene, is as "country" as it gets, as it's surrounded by majestic oak trees, hills, cattle ranches, and it's located at the western gate of the world famous Tehachapi Loop, which happens to be one of the "Railroad Wonders of the World."  Yes, click on the hyperlink, as I've railfanned the Tehachapi Loop... Any visit to Keene would not be complete without a delicious meal at Keene Cafe...

As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  It's a little after 7:00 in the morning, Saturday, January 04, 2020, and I've saddled-up, and I'm ready to enjoy breakfast at Keene Cafe, located in Keene, CA, east of Bakersfield.

Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll notice the counter, and you'll realize that Keene Cafe is serious about breakfast, as breakfast is served anytime the restaurant is open on weekends, and until 1100 in the morning on weekdays.  I noticed the mis-matched chairs and stools at the counter... I sat myself at the tall chair, as I was one of the few patrons on this early Saturday morning, as I walked in shortly after the restaurant opened for the day.

I arrived shortly after the restaurant opened, and the dining room was sparsely seated, but by the time I was finished with my breakfast, the dining room had filled with locals and travelers from nearby state highway 58.  It's interesting to note that many of the locals are ranchers, and both English and Spanish are equally spoken by staff and diners.  It worked for me, as I'm comfortable in both languages.

This fine restaurant is home to local cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers, truck drivers, law enforcement personnel, highway travelers, and anybody who appreciates fine, Kern county cuisine.

Photo:  Keene Cafe also offers a "store" of sorts, but it's mostly soft drinks, junk food, along with a few tee shirts, and other souvenirs.

Photo:  You just need to "cowboy up" to get your bail bonds in order, when you dine at Keene Cafe.

Photo:  The "Breakfast " menu, which welcomes all breakfast lovers.  Keene Cafe is serious about breakfast, as breakfast is served on weekends, any time the restaurant is open.

Photo:  The second page of the "Breakfast" menu features "Cowboy Specials," as Keene Cafe is located in ranching, cowboy country, and appeals to cowboys and cowgirls alike.  All menu items looked amazing, but in the end, I went for "Chorizo and Eggs," as I rarely pass on anything Mexican influenced...

Photo:  Meet Josefina, my friendly server, who seemed to be a bit "camera shy" as she brought my delicious breakfast to me.  No worries, as she provided friendly service, and the breakfast was outstanding.

Photo:  I'm a happy breakfast guy, as Josefina snaps my photo, as I'm ready to enjoy my breakfast of "Chorizo and Eggs" at Keene Cafe.

Photo:  From the breakfast "Sunrise at La Paz" section of the menu, I ordered "Chorizo and Eggs."  The menu describes this fine cuisine simply as "Mexican chorizo scrambled with eggs," and I describe it as delicious.

For starters, you get a LOT of breakfast for your $8,99... along with a few added extras, including the in-house made fresh salsa, which is absolutely AMAZING and which probably helps to define this fine plate as a true breakfast gem.  Alright, you get choice, scrambled with eggs, which always works, and in the case of this fine diner, makes for an amazing entree.  On the side, you'll enjoy perfectly fried, seasoned, and cut into cubes, homestyle potatoes, complete with diced pepper and red onion.  Adding to the goodness is a side of refried beans, topped with shredded Mexican cheese.  On the side, you get a stack of warm, fresh-from-the-griddle corn tortillas, which really add to the delicious breakfast.  Did I mention the fresh salsa? You get the idea:  Keene Cafe serves an outstanding breakfast!  

Alright partner, "cowboy" or "cowgirl" up, and enjoy an amazing meal at Keene Cafe.  The food is delicious, the prices are unbelievably low, the staff and diners are friendly, and the atmosphere is as "country" as it gets.  No visit to Keene or the Tehachapi Loop is complete without enjoying a great meal at Keene Cafe, located at Keene, CA.

Keene Cafe
30256 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd.
Keene, CA 93531
661 823-7010

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