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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful Lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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English first
Palm Desert, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Delicious pastries and great breakfast food. I ordered the French toast and my husband had the biscuits and gravy. Both meals were quite good. The café is charming and most of the wait staff speak french. We didn't have trouble getting a table but if you are going with a large group I'd recommend making a reservation.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Merveilleux! I can't believe I drove by this gem of a restaurant numerous times while shopping at the Desert Crossings Mall & thought hmmm, looks interesting I need to try that. So glad I made time to do so. This unpretentious, reasonably priced, quaint little restaurant has wonderful food and pastries, deserts. Croissants and crepes are heaven. Have been there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It sits unpretentiously at the entrance of a the Desert Crossings mall and we drove by it many times without paying attention. However, one day we were quite hungry for lunch and stopped in. We couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. Not only was it packed with locals (we actually ran into some friends) and we actually thought we had... More 

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Monterey Park, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you want an inexpensive French restaurant visited by locals, meals prepared by the owners who were born and raised in France, go to French Corner Cafe. Not only are the meals delicious and carefully prepared, the desserts are awesome. We have been there four times over the past two years, on our annual family vacations to Palm Desert. The... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was headed to Desert Crossing to do a little shopping and saw French Corner Cafe. I put off my shopping to get lunch. Yeah! The duck salad was awesome. Service was flawless and friendly. Went back a few days later for a dozen macaroons. Fabulous!

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Kelowna, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a nice surprise! In the middle of a busy shopping area is this delightful cafe. It is very European in its ambience. The food was delicious - not cheap but certainly competitive. They had a nice selection of wines and beer. We were pleased with the service and will most certainly be returning. Looking around I did not see... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The chief is French and his pastries are the best in the valley. They do sell out of certain items so get there early for a larger selection. I also love the sunrise croissant sandwich.

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Boston, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My "go-to" spot for lunch when in "the desert". Great salads and sandwiches. I haven't tried the pastries but they look fantastic!

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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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