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“Best luncheon cafe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of J C's Patio Cafe

J C's Patio Cafe
73200 El Paseo Ste 1A, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 568-0733
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Ranked #43 of 240 Restaurants in Palm Desert
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West Vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best luncheon cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Re Peter's review. We second it with gusto. In fact I think he's referring to us as they do have the best gazpacho and I have served it to my guests. I hesitated to share the recipe but had to 'fess up - J.C's Patio is my source. It's a favorite of ours for lunch and the staff are very friendly and we have never felt rushed. They have two great quiches. Bob & Ann

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antioch, ca
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice place for breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Palm Cafe has a lovely shady outdoor patio in downtown Palm Desert. Four of us had breakfast there, and we all were pleased with our meals--good food, large portions, reasonable prices, and pleasant atmosphere. Service was fast and the staff (one of the owners) was friendly and helpful. Parking is easy.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Desert, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good in the season”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Wish it were open in the summer. Good breakfast! Good lunch, nice atmosphere nothing outstanding

Visited March 2012
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California, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Breakfast Hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Check out J C's for breakfast, fresh food served by caring owners and staff. Nice quiet location with great patio setting. Try the breakfast burrito or greek egg scramble our favorites. Reasonably priced for the quality and freshness. A locals favorite.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Gazpacho in the Desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

A friend served "her" gazpacho at a dinner party, and we all raved and claimed it to be the best ever. Guessing in had finely chopped zuchini, cucumber, red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic maybe, cilantro, maybe hotsauce, and other "secret" ingredients. After a little coaxing, she admitted she bought it "to take out" at J C's Patio. Of course, the name was not quite correct, and it took several tries to finally find J C's Patio, on El Paseo in the same block as Chico's.
So we had a dinner party, and decided to do the trick ourselves. Yes! Yes! It worked - finely chopped, and ultimately delicious - cool on a hot summer's night. Best Gazpacho in the desert - maybe even the world!
Now we want to go and eat at the cafe ourselves - not just order "take out".

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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