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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible service. We were told at 1 pm to wait for a table, 35 minute wait. We stood right in front of the check in stand for 40 minutes, only then to be told they were not serving anymore. WTF. Barely apologetic. What would it...take to avoid this kind of terrible service? Not much but they couldn't seem to manage it.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there in February, so it was take-out only. The staff was helpful and the food was great. I had the grilled polenta with beans n eggs. My man candy had the hash with sourdough toasts.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 23, 2020

If you're in the Joshua Tree/29 Palms area, you know there aren't many options for breakfast. That being said, the Crossroads Café is a good choice. They offer traditional breakfast favorites, plus some local specialties. Additionally, they have a large coffee menu that you can...order a variety of espresso drinks from. The service was prompt and friendly as well. There is only outdoor seating for now, but there are perhaps 10 tables outside. The only reason I didn't rate it higher is because we felt the prices were a bit high for breakfast. I would still recommend the Crossroads Cafe to anyone looking for breakfast in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed May 18, 2020

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
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...that filled the whole plate and was delicious .More

Date of visit: March 2020
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...had the “Roadside sssCombo,” opting for a bowl of the soup (chicken tortilla?) and a Caesar salad along with the mac&cheese. We were both especially pleased with the salad sides — both in terms of the taste and portion size. Would strongly recommend this restaurant to any one passing through the area.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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
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
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...they had a very enticing breakfast menu so we headed there Saturday morning. Some online information states they open at 8:00 AM but they actually open at 7:00 AM so get there early one the weekend as the tables can fill up. Their version of eggs bennedict is delicous. French toast was deliciouos. Everything was delicious! We grabbed a couple of the huge homemade brownies to enjoy later and they were also delicious!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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...funky place, friendly staff, friendly clientele. It's a must do if you are in JT.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Crossroads Cafe

  • Yes, Crossroads Cafe offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Crossroads Cafe offers delivery services.

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