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C J's Diner

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Café
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74894 Lennon Pl Ste H1, Palm Desert, CA 92260
+1 760-837-9650
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Friendly, casual breakfast and lunch place with great food! Hours: 7 days...
Friendly, casual breakfast and lunch place with great food! Hours: 7 days a week 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Menus and Holiday hours available on our website.
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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great find hidden away!

Googled "breakfast places in Palm Desert" and found this lovely place near where we were staying. Good food and fair prices for breakfast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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ny
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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ny
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Googled "breakfast places in Palm Desert" and found this lovely place near where we were staying. Good food and fair prices for breakfast.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

We appreciate your finding us on Google and taking a chance on trying us for breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

St. Albert, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the best restaurant breakfasts that I have had in many years. The food was nicely served and piping hot! Service was friendly and very efficient. We have been twice in 3 weeks and plan to return

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Your review is much appreciated. Happy to know we met all your expectations and hope to see you again. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

Orange County, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a locals' restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch. The food was yummy and the staff was very friendly. Hubby ordered the Country Fried Steak and Eggs and I ordered the Biscuits and Gravy with a side of Polish Sausage. It hit the spot! We can't wait to come back!

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We love your feedback and will continue to work to satisfy you. Your review is used as a way of measuring how we are doing. Your patronage is greatly appreciated. More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
Top Contributor
322 reviews 322 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had breakfast here. Friendly and fast service. Eggs were cooked perfectly. Water and coffee cups were never allowed to be empty. Not fancy just dang good.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Your review is greatly appreciated! Happy to know you enjoyed everything at CJ's. We hope to see you again. More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

enjoyed another breakfast trip to CJ,s. Still wish they had homemade hash. they were able to make oatmeal to my specs. everyone else enjoyed meal and the eggs and hashbrowns were done perfectly.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. We really do appreciate all input. We ask our regular customers for their preferences and try to follow the majority. Happy to to know you were able to find other options to meet your taste preferences. Keep sharing your input. More 

Palm Desert, CA USA
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A group of us from our men's club meet every Tuesday at C.J.'s. It is a great little (really not so little) place with great service and very good meals. After having breakfast at C.J.'s numerous times, I can say it is consistently good. We have tried different places several times, but always have returned to C.J.'s.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Your comments are appreciated. We hope to continue to give you the food and service you deserve. More 

Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
315 reviews 315 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Unusual for a diner to have such great choices from hamburger and fries to fresh salads that are all real home made. Reasonable prices and fun atmosphere. This is a diner to return to over and over again for both breakfast and lunch.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. Your opinion and experience matter to us and we are very happy that you enjoyed everything. Your time and effort are much appreciated! More 

new york city
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Do not miss this cute place, food wholesome, hot, attentive service, coffe refills...do not miss if in the area, we enjoyed 2X2x2 That us two eggs how you want them, 2 pancakes, 2 strips bacon or 2 sausages

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So many positive points you mentioned. Very happy you enjoyed your breakfast. We want you to know that we appreciate every review that each customer takes the time to post. Thank you again! More 

San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a local restaurant that serves a great breakfast. In fact, on a recent trip to Palm Desert for a one week stay, we had breakfast here twice. Service and food are very good. A little bard to locate so if you go, be sure to get good directions or use GPS. Worth taking the time to locate.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes we are a little hard to find, but work to make it worth the trip. Very happy you enjoyed our diner. More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Following a recommendation from a local, my wife and I tried CJ's for breakfast. As others have noted, a bit tucked away in an office park, but worth the effort in finding. Interior is casual but clean and inviting. Service was good. We particularly appreciated the attentiveness of the owner. He clearly cares about the customer's experience. I had the... More 

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

CJ's would like to thank you for your review and are happy to know that you enjoyed your food and the service. We do care about your experience and welcome both positive and not so positive feedback. All reviews are shared with our staff to make sure we are always working to better the customer experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74894 Lennon Pl Ste H1, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-837-9650

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Friendly, casual breakfast and lunch place with great food! Hours: 7 days a week 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Menus and Holiday hours available on our website.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?