We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

French Corner Cafe and Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
760-568-5362
Website
Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 153 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Coffee stop

I can only give my opinion on the coffee and a take home pastry. Cafe au lait was not hot enough but tasted good. The pastry is good. Next time I will take time to sit outside. But the venue is not "French" I would say. It will not stop me from going there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Kristin D
,
Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I can only give my opinion on the coffee and a take home pastry. Cafe au lait was not hot enough but tasted good. The pastry is good. Next time I will take time to sit outside. But the venue is not "French" I would say. It will not stop me from going there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We drop into this great bakery to pick up pastry for weekend brunch and often find a line, a well deserved line. Good ambience if you choose to sit for breakfast, good service and during the popular winter season you should make a reservation particularly if your group exceeds four.

Was this review helpful? Yes
clear lake, mn
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Delightful ambience...wonderful menu...excellent service and reasonable prices...the sole was the best...enjoy a Parisian experience right in Palm Desert..don't miss this little gem....merci beau coup

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rancho Mirage, California
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

So, try to forget that you are in the middle of a shopping mall. The young French staff and owners are here to please and serve. Our meals were delicious and served with pride. It is always a pleasure to make a reservation here and to enjoy the options.

Was this review helpful? Yes
calgary
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have popped in here numerous times over the years to have coffee and a quick bite at lunch and have always found the food and service to be excellent. We opted to have dinner here one night before going to a performance at the McCallum. A number of specials are available during the week in the evening for a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

French Corner Cafe is a true treasure in the Palm Springs Valley...A wonderful, relaxing place to leisurely enjoy breakfast, brunch and lunch especially. Menu includes absolutely fresh, delicious French-style dishes, sandwiches and pastry and an atmosphere akin to a morning or evening in a Paris cafe. Service is very "civilized" and friendly and prices are reasonable for the quality of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We arrived For lunch with high expectations for a French bistro Cafe. The pastry shop area looked very nice and I'm sure they do have excellent pastries. But as for lunch and service everything else was quite pedestrian. I ordered a duck Magritte sandwich on a baguette with fries. The baguette was not very crispy and french fries were the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

There were eight of us catching up after a long separation. Four of us ordered the sole. It was light, crisp and fresh as could be. It was a large piece and I took half of it home for the next nights dinner. The quality of everything is top of the line and priced at a very reasonably. We have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Suffern, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have had breakfast her sever times over the last three years. Excellent food and great lattes. Always buys some of the bakery items to bring home for dessert. Friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Have dined here on several occasions over the past three years. It is owner operated and has some of the loveliest of pastries and desserts. Lunch and dinner entrees are quite good. Despite being on a "pad" in a large shopping center, the bright cafe atmosphere is welcoming. --- as close as one can get to France when in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed French Corner Cafe and Bakery also viewed

Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs
Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs
 
Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs
Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs
 

Been to French Corner Cafe and Bakery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-568-5362

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from French Corner Cafe and Bakery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?