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“A real French Deli / Cafe in the Heart of Downtown Palm Springs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Atelier Cafe

L'Atelier Cafe
129 La Plaza, Palm Springs, CA 92262
+1 760-778-7895
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Ranked #43 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Cuisines: French, Eclectic, Bistro, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A real French Deli / Cafe in the Heart of Downtown Palm Springs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Has it been some time since your last visit to France? Do you miss real French Cheese?
A very sweet, friendly young couple from France just opened this authentic French deli cafe in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs.
The fact that they import their cheese from France ( not an easy task) should be enough to inspire you to stop by. However also consider their Baguettes, Quiche, deserts, including French Macaroons, espresso bar, as well as Beer and wine selection.
Exquisitely designed interior with a fun warm and well done modern/retro French inspiration. yes it encompasses all in one.
Not a large building however not at all a crowded feeling. Outdoor seating is available on the large Euro style sidewalks on La Plaza. Indoors offers tables and bar seating.
Very reasonably priced.
Naturally a great place to brush up on your French if you so desire. the owners are fluent in English and French.
The food, wine and ambiance are just right.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Palm Springs, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A true French Crusty Roll with French Salami yummmmmm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

What a wonderful surprise to find this little gem in downtown Palm Springs in the desert. This was our first visit and we loved the fun decor. Bottles of French wine on the table, and bags of chips Fun kitchie stuff on the wall kept your muse while waiting for your food. The owners Charlotte and Raphael were fun to talk to with their beautiful French accents. I have not had a sandwich like this for 40 years now, the crusty Artisan french roll, the imported French salami, real butter on the bread. My wife had the smoked ham and that was exceptional as well as the glass of French Bordeaux chardonnay for only 4.50. The sandwich was reasonably priced as well. We want to try their fresh quiches next time. A great find.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Gem of the Desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This new French deli in the heart of Palm Springs is wonderful. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. It is a small place in El Paseo in the center of town. The owners were very friendly and extremely kind. I would highly recommend this gem for breakfast or lunch. I had a quiche and my husband had a tuna sandwich with homemade waffle fries for lunch. Both were outstanding.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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