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Baker’s Field Bakery

“Filled with the aroma of
freshly roasted coffee beans.”
Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Where’s that acrid smoke smell coming from?

It’s coming from Baker’s Field Bakery, where coffee beans are being roasted—transforming green coffee beans into freshly roasted brown beans, ready for grinding and brewing.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

“Roasting Today”

Most people like the aroma of freshly roasted beans and freshly brewed coffee. However, the smell of the actual roasting process is another story. It’s rather stinky and unpleasant.

Oh, well. It probably seemed like a good idea.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

It’s coffee shop, not a train ride.

Baker’s Field Bakery looks like a railroad coach on the outside and somewhat like a railroad station on the inside. It’s part of the California Zephyr train, parked here at Sunshine Plaza. The entrance is right between Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream and Engine-Ears Toys.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Queue to place your order

If you like to start your day with a baked treat and freshly brewed coffee, you’ve come to the right place. The long queue was designed for when things get busy, but it’s seldom needed at this park.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Mural behind the counter

A mural of the California Zephyr splashing across a flooded track in front of Yosemite Falls dominates the wall behind the counter. It’s a montage of California images. The California Zephyr crossed the Sierra Nevada Mountains through Feather River Canyon, not through the Yosemite Valley.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Order at the counter.

Are you ready to order? Check the suspended menu boards and the glass cases.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Coffee menu

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Tea menu

Whether you’re looking for a simple cup of freshly brewed House Blend coffee, an icy cold Malibu Mocha Frappé, an exotic tea, or something else, you should find something you like on the beverage menu.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Souvenir mugs

How about a beverage served in a “Happy Holidays” or High School Musical 3 plastic mug?

Enough about beverages! After all, this is bakery.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Tempting baked goods

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Desserts, salads, and sandwiches

This isn’t just a place to get cookies, muffins, and pastries; it’s also a place to get meals. How about a grab-and-go salad or sandwich?

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Holiday treats

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Holiday beverages

If you visit during the Holiday Season, you’ll find special treats.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Suspended Spanish-style light fixture

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Decorative ceramic tiles at Baker’s Field Bakery

Be sure to check out the light fixtures, decorative tiles, and other interior design features. They might look strangely familiar to you if you’ve been to Los Angeles Union Station.


Baker’s Field Bakery at Disney’s California Adventure debuted as part of the new park on February 8, 2001. The bakery’s final day of operation was July 31, 2011, when it closed for the construction of Buena Vista Street.

The name of Baker’s Field Bakery was a play on Bakersfield. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the San Joaquin Valley city of Bakersfield, with a population of 347,483, is California’s ninth largest city—just ahead of the state’s tenth largest city, Anaheim, with a population of 336,265.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Waiting room at Los Angeles Union Station

The interior of Baker’s Field Bakery was inspired by Los Angeles Union Station, the magnificent ground transportation hub of Los Angeles. Opened in May 1939, it was “the last of the great railway stations” of the United States. After World War II, travelers turned to airplanes and automobiles. That meant a severe reduction in rail service. Union Station was a little-used relic of the past in the 1970s and 1980s, served only by a few Amtrak trains each day.

With the launch of Metro Rail rapid transit in 1990, the introduction of Metrolink commuter train service and a thorough restoration of the station in 1992, as well as numerous new bus routes from various transportation agencies, Union Station is once again a very busy place.

Baker's Field Bakery at Disney's California Adventure

Decorative ceramic tiles at Los Angeles Union Station

In the two photos of Los Angeles Union Station, notice the suspended light fixtures, wood-beamed ceiling, ornamental ceramic tiles, and art deco touches. Now take another look at the interior photos of Baker’s Field Bakery.

The new spot for coffee and baked goods at Disney California Adventure is the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café on Buena Vista Street. This time, the coffee is from Starbucks’ roasting plants, such as those in Kent, Washington or Minden, Nevada.

Along with the Baker’s Field Bakery itself, the acrid smoke smell has gone to Yesterland.


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Updated February May 11, 2012.

Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery neon sign: 2007 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery roasting station: 2007 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery canopy sign: 2007 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery queue: 2010 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery mural: 2007 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery interior: 2008 by Allen Huffman.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery coffee menu: 2010 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery tea menu: 2008 by Allen Huffman.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery souvenir cups: 2008 by Allen Huffman.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery bakery case: 2010 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery sandwich case: 2005 by Allen Huffman.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery holiday treats: 2008 by Allen Huffman.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery holiday beverages: 2008 by Allen Huffman.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery ceiling light: 2008 by Allen Huffman.
Photo of Baker’s Field Bakery tile detail: 2008 by Allen Huffman.
Photo of Los Angeles Union Station waiting room: 2010 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Los Angeles Union Station decorative tiles: 2010 by Werner Weiss.