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French Corner Cafe and Bakery

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72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
760-568-5362
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Takes dessert to a whole 'nother level!

Stopped after dinner for some goodies to bring back to the hotel. Two bite-sized treats, one was lemon meringue (I'm a sucker for lemon) the other with custard and raspberries. We also had two single serve size treats...Happy Day and the other this thick chocolate goodness with a few fuchsia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
JenJ0829
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Escondido, California
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  • French first
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English first
Escondido, California
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped after dinner for some goodies to bring back to the hotel. Two bite-sized treats, one was lemon meringue (I'm a sucker for lemon) the other with custard and raspberries. We also had two single serve size treats...Happy Day and the other this thick chocolate goodness with a few fuchsia cookies on it. Everything was delicious! My husband, son and... More 

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Hesperia, California
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Crescents were delicious and so was the quiche.. very nice change from ordinary breakfast restaurants. Deserts were also delicious!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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163 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is one of those restaurants you pass hundreds of times on your way to Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond ... never giving it a second thought or glance. And then one day, you decide to stop in and you are so glad you did. Have been here twice in the last month ... and plan to make it... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Two French brothers own this French cafe, one is at the kitchen and cooks good French pastries (good not excellent) and the other brother is supervising the staff... The last one is the rudest person I have ever met, he is talking so badly to his staf and also to the customers. The owner has been nice with me but... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have never been here for dinner but many times after church on Sundays. We love the fact that that French owners are there and love to hear their accent. Everything tastes homemade. Very delicious and fresh. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Their French onion soup is something we always order even if... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We recently learned about this gem of a restaurant right in our backyard. After a lengthy trip to Paris we were still craving those Chocolate Croissants, Warm Baguettes and the wonderful "over priced" food of Paris so we stopped in and found this little over the top gem. They are constantly busy, have a great staff and the food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Here for breakfast and was very pleased with the food and service. The chocolate croissant was delicious. Wish they were in Ohio.😊

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Hesperia, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had lunch here a few years ago and had a bite of my daughter's duck salad. I couldn't wait to order my own. I finally got a chance to visit again and was not disappointed! Cute and cozy restaurant, pleasant service, great food and the most beautiful in house desserts you've ever seen!

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Palm Desert, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food here is always well prepared and tasty. It's a small place so can get crowded at lunch -- but worth the wait. I try to go a little later in the day. Dishes that may sound 'usual' always seem to have an added touch to make them special.

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San Diego, California
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We dropped by this small cafe right after church. We had been here once before with friends some months ago when vacationing in Palm Desert. That time was an early evening and satisfying experience. This was our first breakfast experience and it did not disappoint. Indeed, it was quite pleasant. One of us ordered a spinach quiche and the other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  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

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