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French Corner Cafe and Bakery

72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
760-568-5362
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Ranked #7 of 236 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
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This restaurant is a small operation, but their breakfasts are second to none. I had the eggs benedict and they were an absolute delight. I couple that with a freshly baked chocolate croissant, and I had one of the finest breakfasts in a long time. Anyone can prepare a breakfast, but not everyone can prepare a great breakfast. But that's... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

While traveling I stopped for lunch here with a local friend. I had salade nicoise and my friend enjoyed a cordon bleu sandwich, both nicely prepared and presented. My only regret was I had no room for dessert, which is clearly what the place is known for. It's located in a stand alone building surrounded by the parking lot of... More

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San Diego, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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