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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Menu

BREAKFAST TO NOWHERE
Breakfast served until 2:00pm daily. Served with home fried potatoes or fresh fruit and choice of: sourdough, wheat, rye, english muffin, cornbread or banana bread. Rock your home fries! (add melted cheese, salsa, sour cream & green onion) $2.50
The Usual
2 eggs any style
USD 8
W/ Marinated & Grilled Seitan USD 2.5
W/ Bacon, Sausage Patty, Black Forest Ham or Andouille Sausage USD 3.5
Country Breakfast
2 eggs, home fried potatoes & homemade biscuit smothered in country sausage cream gravy
USD 9.75
THE WINNER'S CIRCLE
Fly your own flag with your favorite ingredients below:
Biker Scramble
2 eggs scrambled with your favorite ingredients
USD 8
Tofu Scramble
w/ pesto, ranchero or peanut-ginger sauce
USD 9
2-Egg Omelet
w/ choice of cheddar, jack, swiss or feta cheese, feeling hungry? make it a 3-egg scram or omelet +$0.75
USD 9
LEGEND
Mushroom
Spinach, Tomato, Bell Peppers, Cilantro, Jalapenos, Yellow, Red or Green Onion
each USD 0.5
Jack
Cheddar, Swiss, Feta, 'Soy-Rizo' (vegan chorizo), Ranchero Sauce, Pesto, Fresh salsa or Sour Cream
each USD 1
Avocado
Guacamole, Portabello, Homemade Sausage, Bacon, Black Forest Ham or Andouille Sausage
each USD 1.5
ROADSIDE SPECIALS
Served with choice of corn tortillas, toast or baked good
Mike's Mess
eggs scrambled with potato, bacon & mushroom, topped with jack & cheddar, tomato, sour cream & green onion
USD 11.5
Messie Jessie
eggs scrambled with potato, 'Soy-Rizo' & mushroom, topped with jack & cheddar, tomato, sour cream & cilantro
USD 11
Corned Beef Hash
2 eggs any style with corned beef hash & green onion
USD 11
'Soy-Rizo' Hash
2 eggs any style with veggie 'Soy-Rizo' hash & cilantro, Make it Vegan - sub tofu w/ ranchero sauce for eggs +$1.50
USD 10.5
DESSERT FRIED - EGG SANDWICH
Dessert Fried - Egg Sandwich
2 Over-Hard Eggs & Cheddar on grilled sourdough
USD 6
Avocado & Tomato USD 2
Grilled Seitan USD 2
Bacon, Sausage or Ham USD 3
THE NEW AGER
Oat Cuisine granola
with yogurt & fresh fruit
USD 6.5
SUBSTITUTIONS
Egg whites only
(2) USD 1
(3) USD 1.5
Sub tofu w/ sauce for eggs
USD 1.5
Sub toast for tortillas
USD 1
BORDER CROSSING
Items served with black beans, sour cream, cilantro & cabbage slaw
Huevos Rancheros
2 eggs over-easy on a corn tortilla with jack cheese, topped with ranchero sauce
USD 8.5
'Soy-Rizo' & Eggs
2 eggs scrambled with homemade vegan, chorizo, cheddar cheese & fresh salsa. Served with corn tortillas
USD 9.5
Zydeco Breakfast
2 eggs any style served with spicy andouille sausage, fresh salsa & corn bread
USD 11
Polenta & Eggs
2 eggs any style, grilled herbed-polenta with feta cheese and ranchero sauce
USD 10
Person's Polenta
sauteed vegetables served with grilled herbed-polenta and ranchero sauce
USD 10
BREAKFAST BURRITO
Breakfast Burrito
2 scram in a flour tortilla with cheese and ranchero sauce. Served w/ black beans, sour cream, cilantro & cabbage slaw (Add your favorite ingredients from legend)
USD 8.5
FLATIRON
Buttermilk Hotcakes (2)
USD 6
Add Blueberry or Banana-Walnut USD 2
Strawberries And Whipped Cream USD 2.5
Sourdough French Toast (2)
USD 6
Add Blueberry or Banana-Walnut USD 2
Piggy Pancakes (2)
bacon, cheddar & green onion
USD 9
French Toast Delight (2)
yogurt, fruit & granola
USD 9
Organic Maple Syrup USD 2
Whipped Cream USD 1
About
The Crossroads Cafe is a classic American Diner, located on 29 Palms Hwy, near the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. We offer a wide variety of traditional diner fair to go along with unique specials that are all made from scratch and made with love. In addition, our menu is filled with great options for folks with dietary restrictions of any kind. From our savory bacon pancakes to the classic hamburger, from our fish tacos to homemade vegan chorizo & eggs, our menu has something for everyone. Happy trails and always pack water into the park!
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a late lunch here while they were still offering breakfast. The meal was tasty and the service was prompt and friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 24, 2020

We came out from hiking in Joshua Tree National Park very hungry . We were greeted Immediately and sat in front. My wife had Chili n Corn bread , I couldn't believe she ate the large bowl it came in . I had the Ques-Chix...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

We dropped in at the Crossroads Cafe without any research or information for a late afternoon lunch. What a happy surprise. Food was delicious, portions ample, and service friendly. I had the albacore tuna salad sandwich with a side of the arugula salad. My husband...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

We stopped on our way to the National Park and we enjoyed very much the food. The service was fast and very efficient. Highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

We stopped here after leaving Joshua Tree for lunch. Our food was very good and fresh. My husband got a hamburger with salad and I got a blt with soup of the day. Others around us ordered breakfast and it looked good too.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

There aren't many places to eat out in JT but thank goodness what they do have is very good. We arrived on a Friday night for the weekend and ate dinner at the Crossroads Cafe. Burger, Taco, Ahi Tuna were all very good. We noticed...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020

I had the combo breakfast - eggs, bacon, homefries, pancakes. I'm a big eater and this is my favorite breakfast go to, but this one was so big I had to take one of the cakes home for later (and it reheated very well). Nice...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020

This restaurant is near The Natural Sisters Café, so if you have to wait, you can go for a coffee there. The restaurant doesn't take bookings, you just walk in and write your name and the number of people down and then you're called when...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful dinner. Staff was attentive and very nice. Food was great. Veggie Quesadilla delicious. Several draft microbrews. Huge breakfast menu.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

We went for breakfast at 9:30. No line. You can sit outside by a fence and the dog can be on the other side of the fence. The food was quite good. I had the soup and salad for $8.50. Chicken cilantro soup was excellent....More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from Pamela L | Reviewed this property |
I watched the staff squeeze fresh OJ late Fridat for their Satuday AM rush. The Crossroads Cafe food is wonderful. Everyone works hard. Not sure what your problem is, but the restaurant is far from “a dump”. Perhaps you want... More
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