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All 241 Palm Desert Restaurants

French Corner Cafe and Bakery

72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
760-568-5362
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Ranked #12 of 241 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 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 

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Beverly Hills, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Go Palm Desert Go French Bistro style and take a deligeos Pastry with you. Marc the Owner makes great food special from regions of France, famous for Breakfasts and Sunday Brunches and Early Dinners reflecting the French Cuisine. Price worthy and great quality.

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SD, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

One place we marked as 'not to go again'. Service was just ok. Overpriced menu. We came around 12 and they already didn't serve breakfast (Sunday). Everything in the bakery was gone. Just few crossants left. Coffee was not european quality at all. Served in small cups, not hot and we had to wait for someone to notice that we... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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366 reviews 366 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We came here with friends who love this place. Admittedly the food is good, though not great, and well-prepared. The sauteed and somewhat oily sole seems to be a favorite. One of our party had the rack of lamb served with augratin potatoes and steamed carrots and string beans, I had a linguini dish that at $22.95 was very over-priced.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As usual the food was outstanding with the service attentive and cheerful. We had the crepes, seafood and the chicken and mushroom with mornay sauce. Excellent. I would recommend any of their crepes but these two happen to be our favs. Had the Madagascar for dessert. Delicious. Still the best French food we've had in the Desert.

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Oakland, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Brunch guest brought us a selection of small pastries, mini quiche and crossiants from the French Corner. Finally had an opportunity to visit it this week. Nichoise with seared tuna and poached salmon with cucumber, dill yogurt, all very simply and beautifully prepared. Definitely save room for desert. Look forward to trying them again and again.

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rancho mirage
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is really really wonderful so I hate to give this rating, however, the service including owner/manager could care less about giving you the most basic services and if you go budget at least an hour for lunch but it will probably go longer.

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Winnipeg
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Just viewing the huge range of desserts, from mini to huge is a feast for the eyes as you peruse the showcase at the front, the meals are hot, fresh creative daily soups, and perfect sized portions. It us a little bit of Europe right in the midst of the desert. Staff are the most pleasant I have encountered.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Looking for lunch in Palm Desert, we went to a favorite deli but was disappointed when there was an unpleasant odor in the place. Searching for another lunch place we came upon this delightful French cafe. Walking in we were immediately greeted by a French speaking waitress. We were seated and handed a menu with a wonderful selection of sandwiches,... More 

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Pismo Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Found this place in 2013 and returned twice during recent (December 2014) visit to Palm Desert. Authentic French staff. Excellent appetizers and entrees, with incredible, artistically-designed pastries to follow (tasted as good as they looked).

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Additional Information about French Corner Cafe and Bakery

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

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