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

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  • 13
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  • 4
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  • 2
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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
Out of owners going for breakfast

Here for breakfast and was very pleased with the food and service. The chocolate croissant was delicious. Wish they were in Ohio.😊

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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English first
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Here for breakfast and was very pleased with the food and service. The chocolate croissant was delicious. Wish they were in Ohio.😊

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Hesperia, California
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had lunch here a few years ago and had a bite of my daughter's duck salad. I couldn't wait to order my own. I finally got a chance to visit again and was not disappointed! Cute and cozy restaurant, pleasant service, great food and the most beautiful in house desserts you've ever seen!

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Palm Desert, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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  >  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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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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