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Tuesday November 20th 2018

Bagdad Cafe | 1988

Bagdad Cafe location: the Bagdad Cafe, Newberry Springs, California
Bagdad Cafe location: the Bagdad Cafe, Newberry Springs, California

German tourist Jasmin (Marianne Sagebrecht) brings a touch of magic to the humble roadside stopoff of harassed Brenda (CCH Pounder) in Percy Adlon's whimsical fantasy.

Bagdad Cafe location: the Bagdad Cafe, Newberry Springs, California
Bagdad Cafe location: the Bagdad Cafe, Newberry Springs, California

The cafe was the Sidewinder Cafe, now – unsurprisingly renamed the Bagdad Cafe – on the famed old Route 66, between the east and west off-ramps of I-40, Newberry Springs, east of Barstow, on Highway 40, California.

It's every bit as friendly and eccentric as it seems on screen. Don't forget to sign the visitors’ book.