Serves meat, vegan options available. Coffee and food. Vegan choices include burrito, peanut butter and jelly toast, marinated olive, fried cauliflower & tahini, and portobello sandwich. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-3:00pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by glassesgirl79


Points +105

30 Jun 2023

Great vegan options!

Most of the drinks can be made vegan and they have a few delicious vegan options! I recommend the vegan burrito and the iced chai latte with oat milk

Pros: Delicious, Great drinks, Great Atmosphere

Cons: Few vegan food options



Points +111

27 Apr 2023

Yummy vegan burrito and coffee

Their vegan burrito is shockingly delicious, comforting, and healthy! The girl at the counter was friendly and eagerly offered vegan suggestions. They are able to make other menu items vegan, but I tried her first recommendation and I’m glad I did. They have an excellent urban vibe.

Pros: Vegan friendly, They can make other menu items vegan, Their coffee is good

Cons: No vegan pastry dessert


Points +28

16 Mar 2023

Delicious coffee

The coffee here is great. I also had a delicious vegan scone. As noted, they do have more than one vegan option for meals; but know that they are mostly mushroom based and the plant burger is impossible meat - two things that don’t agree with me unfortunately.

Pros: Great coffee, Delicious vegan scones

Cons: Mostly mushroom-based (vegan meal options)


Points +195

22 Jun 2022


The vegan burrito is insane. So flavorful and unique! Wish I could recreate it at home. The oatmeal, black coffee & Americano are also good, but youre coming here for the burrito. Don’t sleep on it.

Pros: Well marked vegan options, Good coffee, Vegan burrito

Cons: No gluten-free options


Points +93

03 Aug 2021

Consistently Fresh, Delicious and Unique

I've been going here for a few years now since I stumbled on it while attending a yearly Bluegrass Music event at the Marriott Hotel. The staff is super friendly with fast service. There are many vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. I love the vegan burrito, greek salad, tomato soup and vegan portobello sandwich.

The dishes are skillfully prepared, fresh, delicious and have just the right flavors. This is a foodie driven, husband and wife venture built on a passion for excellence. I love visiting here anytime I'm in Bakersfield. I wish I could give them five stars!

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-03

Pros: Vegan Friendly, Healthy, Fresh and Delicious


Points +98

22 May 2019

Nice local Café. Offers plant milk options

Nice local Café with sandwiches and small plates. Offers vegan food upon request. Café is served with several plant milk options like oat milk, almond milk or coconut milk. Best coffee I had in my one week US stay so far.

Pros: Coffee is really good.


Points +79

05 Feb 2019

Amazing experience

Came for a relaxing brunch, not disappointed! Always happy to support veg friendly businesses. Only downside is the potential for more vegan friendly menu items. But, they’ll come around as the demand increases. Come check them out! And ask for the vegan chocolate pb loaf!! It’s sooo delicious! Light and perfect combination of delicious flavors!!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Friendly staff, Tasty treats


Points +45

30 Dec 2017

Vegan & Vegetarian in Bako..Oh My!

A restaurant with more than one Vegetarian option in Bakersfield is very hard to come by. Cafe Smitten has multiple menu options for Vegetarians, plus several choices that are Vegan friendly. I just recently moved back to my hometown after living in Long Beach where I had several Vegan & Vegan Raw choices. It’s good to see a progressive business in Bakersfield. Hopefully other entrepreneurs will identify there is a market here. The Vegan Burrito & Vegan Portobello sandwich were delishious! The outdoor patio is simething I have grown accustomed to at coastal establishments!

Updated from previous review on 2017-12-30


Points +2292

18 Dec 2017

Good vegan grub in downtown Bakersfield

Cafe Smitten is a great place to visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The vegan breakfast burrito is large and stuffed with garbanzo beans, sauteed mushrooms,spinach,avocado,olives and tahini. Also try the vegan portobello sandwich which is a roasted portobello,avocado,sprouts,tomato,oregano and pesto spread for lunch or dinner.

Pros: Vegan breakfast burrito, Reasonable priced, Vegan portobello sandwich

Cons: Need more vegan options

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