Good things come to those who wait. In this case, it will be refreshing beverages with the opening of Bakersfield's first Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Saturday.

The full-service location with drive-thru opening in the Shoppes at Seven Oaks Business Park is the culmination of five years of planning and work for Bakersfield-based franchisee Golden State Coffee & Tea Inc.

Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.