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Newberry Springs, California: Bagdad Cafe: Route 66 Icon

A must-stop for tourists from Europe, especially France, where the 1987 German film "Bagdad Cafe" is a cult classic. The Cafe itself is not a vintage Route 66 attraction, but you'd never know it from the thousands of we-love-you letters and post cards covering its walls.

46548 National Trails Hwy, Newberry Springs, CA
I-40 exit 18 (eastbound) or 23 (westbound). Drive along the frontage road on south side (old Route 66). The Cafe is roughly midway between the two exits, on the north side of Route 66.
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Bagdad Cafe: Route 66 Icon Closed

Was there earlier in 7/2020 and it is all boarded up. The Bagdad Cafe sign is still there, but definitely no life.

[Jason Linemann, 07/22/2020]

The business seems to have been open earlier in 2020 (and looking closed from the outside), but it may have changed status due to statewide pandemic restrictions.

Bagdad Cafe.

Bagdad Cafe: Route 66 Icon

The sunset over Bagdad Cafe blew my mind! The super cute restaurant is open from 7am to 7pm and offers Route 66 souvenirs. I am a big fan of any film that features an actor who can do one-handed push ups well into his 80's!

[sheisgros, 12/04/2013]

This Mojave Desert eatery was the filming location for the 1987 German movie, though it didn't adopt the movie name for the cafe until 1995.

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