Paper Plane Coffee Shop — soon to change its name to Adventure Awaits — offers Cuban coffee and pastries.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Need to write a term paper? Behind on a work assignment? Order a cafecito at Paper Plane Coffee Shop and you’ll finish the paper, catch up on work and still have enough energy to clean the house, too.
Paper Plane — soon to be renamed Adventure Awaits — is currently serving a variety of Cuban coffee drinks and pastries, including the ultra-strong cafecito, 4 ounces of sweetened espresso in a shot-sized cup. Trust me, 4 ounces is all you need. Even someone built like The Rock would get an energy boost. For those who don’t want to sleep for a week, the colado is 8 ounces of espresso. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
There are also Cuban pastries available. The one filled with guava and cream cheese was super flaky and light as a feather.
The friendly staff say the plan is to switch up the menu every couple months, focusing on coffee from different regions. Mexico and its delicious cafe de olla is a possibility.
In the meantime, I’ll be back to try the cafe con leche, some more pastries (they offer an “empanada of the day”) and sit for a while in one of the shop’s chairs, which looked awfully comfortable. Relaxing with a book while sipping good coffee sounds like just the thing to offset Bakersfield’s recent rainy weather.
The shop is located at 819 19th St. It’s open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed Sunday.
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