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French Corner Cafe and Bakery

72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
760-568-5362
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Ranked #6 of 235 restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We came here for a late breakfast and we were not disappointed. The quiche, served with fruit and a cup of coffee, was more than enough to fill us up; it was superb. We took bread home too and, once again, we"re reminded how pleasant the lightness of French bread is. Can't go wrong here - !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Clean restaurant. We came there for lunch. We had few sandwiches that were tasty but nothing special. And for coffee with desert the options were few, the display was almost empty. We bought chocolate cake which was OK but did not have European taste, too sweet and too spongy. The other desert was terrible, we did not even understood what... More

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Kent, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

So my wife and I stopped by to check if they had gluten free options, and they did:) We ordered the Chocolate Obsession, which is an excellent French chocolate mousse desert, and we enjoyed it so much that we came back two more times throughout our trip:) The cashier is very welcoming, and helpful, and you feel like you are... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Crêpes Maison with ham and Swiss cheese topped with a fried eye avec des frites. Lunch menu ; http://www.frenchcornercafe.com/lunchmenu.html Excellent service. Charming Swiss lady was our host. Clean restaurant, well decorated in a french style.Fast service ! I will be returning tomorrow to try the desert crêpes.

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Richmond, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Popped in for lunch for two during a shopping outing. We both had the chicken citrus salad. Portions were good and the flavours were great. We also had an order of fries which were great. Waitress was very friendly and the food was served very quickly

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Sonoma, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

One busy morning mid week we happened upon this little cafe in the corner of Desert Crossings Shopping area. Thought it was only a bakery & were delighted to find it offered breakfast, lunch & dinner. We both relaxed & enjoyed the yummy breakfast croissant (filled w/ eggs & ham). Very good coffee came frequently via a waiter w/ a... More

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Palm Desert, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

First visit but won't be last. I had duck and goat cheese sandwich and my husband had the lamb sandwich. Both meats were tender and the baguettes were perfect. Everyone was very attentive to our needs and we felt so welcome. The lemon tart to finish was perfection. Thank you.

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Grande Prairie
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

almond croissants, pain au raisin, macaroons, the croissants, the Madagascar, , the macaroons in over 24 flavours....all of these are more than worth the drive to this traditional French bakery located in a strip mall with the unlikely and incompatible neighbours such as Marshalls, Target, TJ Maxx, and the other usual suspects...incompatible because this is no chain affair, there is... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were not impressed when we drove up to the restaurant - suburban strip mall blah. But looks can be deceiving. We came for dinner and everyone ordered something different. Their menu has lots of variety and the meals come with vegetables (delicious!) and potatoes (delicious!). I had sole and the piece that I was served was so big I... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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260 reviews 260 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

3 of us came for breakfast. Service was quick & efficient. Refills came when our coffee cups were 1/2 full- nice to see that. I had the croissant sandwich which was pretty good. One of my clients had the hash & said it was one of the best he'd ever had.

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