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Crossroads Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
Country Breakfast
2 eggs, home fried potatoes & homemade biscuit smothered in country sausage cream gravy
Fly your own flag with your favorite ingredients below:
Biker Scramble
2 eggs scrambled with your favorite ingredients
Tofu Scramble
w/ pesto, ranchero or peanut-ginger sauce
2-Egg Omelet
w/ choice of cheddar, jack, swiss or feta cheese, feeling hungry? make it a 3-egg scram or omelet +$0.75
Spinach, Tomato, Bell Peppers, Cilantro, Jalapenos, Yellow, Red or Green Onion
Cheddar, Swiss, Feta, 'Soy-Rizo' (vegan chorizo), Ranchero Sauce, Pesto, Fresh salsa or Sour Cream
Guacamole, Portabello, Homemade Sausage, Bacon, Black Forest Ham or Andouille Sausage
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
Messie Jessie
eggs scrambled with potato, 'Soy-Rizo' & mushroom, topped with jack & cheddar, tomato, sour cream & cilantro
Corned Beef Hash
2 eggs any style with corned beef hash & green onion
'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
Dessert Fried - Egg Sandwich
2 Over-Hard Eggs & Cheddar on grilled sourdough
Oat Cuisine granola
with yogurt & fresh fruit
(2) $1.0
(3) $1.5
Egg whites only
Sub tofu w/ sauce for eggs
Sub toast for tortillas
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
'Soy-Rizo' & Eggs
2 eggs scrambled with homemade vegan, chorizo, cheddar cheese & fresh salsa. Served with corn tortillas
Zydeco Breakfast
2 eggs any style served with spicy andouille sausage, fresh salsa & corn bread
Polenta & Eggs
2 eggs any style, grilled herbed-polenta with feta cheese and ranchero sauce
Person's Polenta
sauteed vegetables served with grilled herbed-polenta and ranchero sauce
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)
Buttermilk Hotcakes (2)
Sourdough French Toast (2)
Piggy Pancakes (2)
bacon, cheddar & green onion
French Toast Delight (2)
yogurt, fruit & granola
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!
$8 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cafe
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
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We ended up eating dinner here twice. Sandwiches and salad one night then hot sandwich and burger, both with salads, the next night. My tuna sandwich the first night was better than the reuben the second, but both were fine. The staff were mostly friendly,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JD-94-travels
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very friendly staff always seem chirpy - especially the big guy singing along to the radio! Corned beef hash and a fruit bowl was an excellent start to the day and kept away hunger pains till the evening. Nice eggs and crispy (very) bacon -...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Engee1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked their coffee and baked goods, sandwiches and vegan entrees were pretty innovative as well. Fun place to people watch, Truly a tourist hangout and locavore dining favorite.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are here for dinner and the service was absolutely terrible. The most unfriendly staff. The food was same terrible. My advice stay away!!!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DianeR865
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Packed, but there aren't many choices in town. Food was average or better. Fairly long wait to make the order and to get the order. I question the cleaning regimen and the cleanliness in general. $45 for 2 with tip which is expensive for what...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I, obviously, disagree with recent reviews. The staff was very friendly and the food was good. I did not use the restrooom so I cannot address the issue of it being filthy. We did not have a wait, either time we went. I suggest you...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jmeyer34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Filthy bathroom and long wait. Watched staff clean table with a dirty dish rag that was then wadded up, thrown on a counter and used again to clean off the next table without being rinsed. Fries were limp, hamburger average. Would not recommend.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DancingGrandma3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been told this was the happening place in town we decided to try it. The number of people waiting for a table seemed to confirm the advice. Sadly we turned out to be ill-informed. The place was chaotic and the wait long. The food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We waited a solid hour in the crowded front space for a table on a Saturday night, and the food just did not live up to that. (Admittedly, living up to that wait would be hard.) There are some vegan options, but the vegan tacos...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 8euqu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to a late lunch around 3 at Crossroads after a long morning of hiking in the park. Got a table at the bar. The menu has lots of vegan options, I got the Santa Cruz quesadilla. The kitchen churned it out fast and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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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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