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By Jamie Stewart
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Jasmine's keeps it sweet


November 14, 2019 | View PDF

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Jasmine's Bakery has a variety of breads and pastries, as well as cookies and cakes.

After serving the city of Shafter for 13 years, Jasmine's Bakery is still just as tasty, says owner Juan Lagunas.

Juan's son Daniel, who manages the bakery, said they haven't regretted their move from Bakersfield since opening in December of 2006.

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Daniel and Yvett Lagunas are two of the eight family members who make up the Jasmine's Bakery team.

Jasmine's is a family-owned and operated business. Eight members of the Lagunas family are involved in the day-to-day operations, including daughter Yvett, who helps out after practice as a proud member of the Richland Trojan Marching Band.

The bakery opens at 4:30 a.m. to serve early risers and stays open until 9:30 p.m. to serve the crowd that wants a little something sweet before turning in.

They offer everything from doughnuts, pastries and cakes to tamales by the dozen. Lagunas said their best seller is the Mexican bread, followed closely by the croissants and cookies. They also have cakes for sale.

Daniel said business has been "very good" and that Shafter is the perfect fit for them.

The Lagunas family lived in Bakersfield for 19 years. Back in 2006, they moved from East Bakersfield, which Daniel described as loud and crazy. "Shafter is so much quieter and a better environment than where we came from. It's a great place to live and have a business," concluded Lagunas.


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