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Bagdad Cafe

46548 National Trails Hwy., Newberry Springs, CA
Phone: 760-257-3101

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This cafe was featured in the 1987 movie "Bagdad Cafe". The cafe was formerly named the Sidewinder Cafe. It was built in 1975 and changed hands several times before the Pruett's purchased it in 1995. The 1987 movie "Bagdad Cafe" had featured the cafe and adjacent Henning motel. It wasn't until the Pruett's bought the place that the name was changed to the "Bagdad Cafe"


There wasn't enough room on the walls for all the memorabilia here, so the ceiling was pressed into service. I guess that the movie "Bagdad Cafe" is a bit of a cult film in France. You have to be there when a busload of French tourists invade the place to really understand how excited they are to visit the cafe, it's a wonderful experience.


A simple sign proclaims the name and business hours.

Photo(s): 2013 - 2015

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