A couple weeks ago, we traveled to Tehachapi to visit our friend Chris. Tehachapi has all the charm of a small town with boutique shops, movie theaters, and even a downtown historic walking tour. For me personally, the gem of this place is really the Tehachapi Depot Museum. It’s free to visit and houses various railroad artifacts, including a model of the Tehachapi loop. The depot has a somewhat colorful history (even burning down at one point, only to be rebuilt) which we learned about on the free tour. After the tour, we stopped by the Triassic Vineyards for a wine tasting and a gorgeous sunset. We will definitely be visiting again soon!
Photo by Jeremiah Fishell/Wanderlust & Pie.
Keene Cafe. Right off the highway (a little bit past Tehachapi), this cafe is great for breakfast or lunch. Sometimes, all you want is just some bacon and eggs, ya know? Or pancakes. Or an omelet. Wait, this menu has sandwiches too. What I’m saying is, you’ll have choices and plenty of parking if you decide to stop by. The decor inside heavily favors “old high school cafeteria” but the service is friendly and food is out really fast.
Steam Punk Cafe & Grill. Tucked into a shopping plaza, this place is great for breakfast (and I suspect lunch and dinner also). The food was so good, and we even got cupcakes to go for the ride back (so beware the bakery display, it’s deliciously tempting!).
If you’ve been there, let me know how you liked it or anything I may have missed. Where should I go next?
Even more from this visit (and museum photos) over on Jeremy’s blog.
FTC: This blog post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are my own.