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Crossroads Cafe

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.

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All reviews breakfast quesadilla huevos rancheros salad chicken cilantro worth the wait vegan options wait for a table fresh ingredients mess vibe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great diner , really good food and service .Eclectic set of people all having great food and beer .Wuick service and fab experience

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the vegetarian Soyrizo breakfast - was absolutely off the chart good. Fresh avocados, salsa, and tortillas just added to it - will be back for sure - and the service I might add was excellent.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 28, 2022

Our group of 7 was happily fed and satisfied with delicious handmade burgers, fresh bacon BLTs, and a Thai Dye salad. The 70s music playing was so delightful and nostalgic. Great food, music, and nice people made an awesome find. We tried going back for...breakfast the next day but it was packed!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 29, 2022 via mobile

What a amazing place and we’ll work the wait. Food was fresh and delicious. Try any of the burgers or quesadillas. We’ll be back for breakfast.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 24, 2022

We went to Natural Sisters first (based on good reviews), but that was a tiny smoothie shop with no where to sit. Here, you could order a full breakfast & sit down to enjoy it. My partner & I sat at the bar & the...waitresses were attentive. It was oddly fun to watch the kitchen while enjoying my breakfast. Eggs, bacon, English muffin, fruit & coffee filled me up for a full day at JTNP.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 17, 2022

Loved it so much, some in our party ate it three mornings in a row! I only did twice (haha) and enjoyed the burrito and huevos rancheros. The staff is fantastic and the food is definitely worth the wait if there is one. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 16, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic menu with a great range of vegan options if needed. Staff were superb,very efficient, polite and friendly and a really nice feel to the place. Doesn't take bookings and can be busy but worth the wait.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 22, 2022 via mobile

Joshua Tree dining is very limited but this place was a nice little surprise for breakfast. I ordered corned beef hash that was very good and plentiful. My wife had Mike’s Mess which was also great. The local coffee was very good. Only minor issues...were that it was pretty cold inside (it was 40 F outside on a cold day) and reggae music a little loud. Overall might be nicest place in this small town.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 8, 2022

So what this place was built in 1950 for $2000 and hasn't been renovated or painted since! it gets my recommendation. I had a turkey club sandwich with chicken cilantro soup and I think it was excellent. Keep in mind that I am Mr. picky...and have no problems walking out of a restaurant if I don't like the way it looks.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 8, 2022

We ate every meal in Joshua Tree here. Excellent burgers, Ahi arugula salad, bounteous and delicious breakfast, ahi taco, club sandwich. Was very surprised at the quality of the food, as the restaurant decor is not very "upscale" in appearance. Highly recommend. Great friendly service,...Contrary to this site, the Restautant was open for dining and servers were maskedMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed November 20, 2021

Ate outside in side space. Very fresh ingredients. Next to road but that wasn't bothersome. There was a wide range of choices for breakfast.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

We came here for dinner but it was busy. After we waited and got seated we discovered the menu is rather limited. Its more of a breakfast and lunch fares. Food is not bad but if you are looking for a more dinner dishes this...is not the place.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed May 20, 2021

I left a message with the staff to ask the owner to call me. No call back, so here we go: I was served something which was probably bacon, but I cannot be sure as it was unidentifiable. It appeared to be wood blackened from...a house fire. There was a faint taste of bacon cinders. Note to self: do not order bacon. Coming out of the restroom, there is an open door into the kitchen across the hall. I observed an employee on his knees with his arms about elbow deep in a bucket on the floor that contained Coleslaw. He seemed to be mixing it. I did not notice any gloves. Note to self: do not order Coleslaw. Wanting to give the place a second chance, my wife asked what time they close. She was told 2:00 p.m. We arrived the next day at 1:25 p.m. There was no line, open tables and nobody at the outdoor check-in desk. At 1:28 p.m., the hostess arrived to tell us (as my wife confirms) that nobody is seated later than 20 minutes before closing. I stated that it was not yet 20 minutes until 2:00 p.m. The reply was that she said 30 minutes. I pointed out that we got there at 1:25 p.m. and it was then 1:28 p.m. The hostess turned around and walked away. We will not be back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 18, 2021

A must stop for hungry travelers! The food is delicious and the menu is varied enough for all tastes.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 23, 2021

Attentive staff offering quality food with lots of options and a high degree of effort and care in what they do.

Date of visit: April 2021
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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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Yes, Crossroads Cafe offers takeout services.

Crossroads Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4