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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Best Deals for Authentic French Food in Palm Desert

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Darwin S
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Monterey Park, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Monterey Park, California
Senior Reviewer
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Jacksonville, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a strawberry crepe that was excellent but the service was lacking. We had to ask whether it was order at the counter or sit down service -- it's sit down service. No one smiled or said hello. Refills for my husband's coffee was really slow and they did not ask if I wanted a refill for my ice... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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130 reviews 130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It looks from the outside like a coffee shop but it is much more. We went for lunch and returned for dinner. Lunch was Salads and Burgers with wonderful sweet potato fries. I had the scallop burger, friend had a regular burger; her husband had the sole burger, and my DH had the salad nicoise w/ono tuna. We ate everthing... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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.

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clear lake, mn
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?