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“Once inside, you forget you are not in France.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of French Corner Cafe and Bakery

French Corner Cafe and Bakery
72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
760-568-5362
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Ranked #1 of 9 Bakeries in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Sierra Madre, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Once inside, you forget you are not in France.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Menu, waitress and food were French. The black mussels with fries were terrific. Warm lovely rolls were served promptly. Veggies were cooked to crispy perfection. Forget about it being in a shopping mall (everything is in a shopping mall in the desert), and enjoy being transported to France for a great meal.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Saltspring island
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We had been 4 times and had enjoyed each visit. And wanting to treat friends to a lunch in the 'Best French restaurant in Palm Desert' we returned there yesterday.

Yesterday we were not so lucky. It started badly and did not improve.

The waiter poured the beer straight into the glass so that it frothed over the top and spilled over the table. He found it hard to understand that we wanted it replaced.

Then my husband ordered Beef Dip and a club sandwich appeared instead.

He ordered a second beer to have with his beef but it took so long to come that he had finished his food by the time it arrived.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Napa, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I loved the food the service and the atmosphere everything was amazing from the outside you think it's an Americanized normal restaurant but from the inside the food is 5 star level and just again amazing and it's really French food.You must go and one more thing Aline is great too she is so nice and understanding to the costumers... The best pastries are here go there very soon and see what I am talking about..

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clear lake, mn
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Ooolala....French cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

What a treat...an authentic French cafe in the Desert. The pain ah raisen is even better than in Paris! Breakfast was delicious...eggs Benedict and tasty omelette combinations, prompt service and reasonable prices make this a great choice for lunch and dinner also. Qui,Qui

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, OH
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Yummy and then more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, fine service, reasonable cost. A winner all around. The pastries are a picture! We were here for breakfast, but will consider it for an evening meal. One in our party had a crepe, two had versions of Eggs Benedict. All were scrumptious.

Visited January 2014
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