Village Grill (Tehachapi, CA)
There are a lot of Villiage Grills out there in the world. While in town, I stopped at the Village Grill in Tehachapi, CA. Despite not having the word “diner” in it, I can assure you the Villiage Grill is a diner.
Village Grill (Tehachapi, CA) Atmosphere: A
The Villiage Grill is the picture-perfect small-town diner. There is plenty of outdoor seating. Inside, you’ll find a full-length bar and plenty of booths and tables. There isn’t anything fancy at the Villiage Grill, but there doesn’t need to be. Everyone was spaced out, and the employees were all wearing (fun) masks. Even though I was picking up a to-go order, I felt safe.
Village Grill (Tehachapi, CA) Coffee: A
The coffee at the Village Grill was good. One of my favorite features of diners is when they offer the little flavored creamers to add-in. The Village Grill had french vanilla creamers if you wanted them. It was brewed hot and fresh, and I have no complaints.
Village Grill (Tehachapi, CA) Food: A
The Village Grill menu has everything you want in a diner. There are the usual breakfast suspects from pancakes and omelets to the fun options like “South of Border” options that included the Chile Verde omelet, huevos rancheros, and steak, breakfast enchiladas.
I was feeling fun and decided to order the Chile Verde omelet. It came with pork Chile Verde, cheese, tortillas, and I chose rice and beans. There was the option of hashbrowns instead of rice and beans or toast instead of a tortilla, but how often do you get those options?
The Chile Verde omelet was good, in fact, one of the best diner omelets I’ve had in a while. There was plenty of pork chile, and the omelet was filling. The rice and beans were great, and the corn tortillas were delicious. There were a few bonus tortilla chips too. I haven’t been that satisfied with a diner meal in a while.
Village Grill (Tehachapi, CA) Cost: $
For my chile Verde omelet and coffee, it was $14.
Village Grill (Tehachapi, CA) Service: A
The staff was all friendly, and my food was ready when I got there. Everyone was wearing masks, and I felt comfortable inside. In all, a great experience.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
If you are looking for a small-town diner, I definitely suggest Village Grill in Tehachapi, CA. You won’t find much healthy there, but it’s inexpensive and good food.
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