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“kitschy, RT-66 roadside cafe”
Bagdad Cafe, a movie centering on old Route 66, was filmed in the Newberry Springs area. The Bagdad Cafe located in Newberry Springs is not the original Bagdad Cafe, the original cafe was located in the town of Bagdad between Amboy and Ludlow on old Route 66. Nothing remains of the old cafe in Bagdad. The Newberry Springs cafe is a Route 66 survivor though and was once known as the Sidewinder Cafe. After the movie was filmed here the name Bagdad Cafe just seemed to stick. It is open for business today serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
BAGDAD CAFE: Quirky, roadside attraction in Newberry Springs, CA. Located on Route 66 in the Mojave Desert, 25 miles east of Barstow. Renamed (formerly Sidewinder Cafe 1975-1995), after the 1987... Read more
It's a Route 66 landmark out in the middle of nowhere, until you get to Barstow (westbound). I don't even know if its open. Back in March (or a few months back), the place looked abandoned and... Read more
I went there today. I spoke with the owner. She's there. She has a great attitude. Her cafe is currently closed but she's says she trying to get it back to its former glory. I hope she does. I... Read more
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