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French Corner Cafe and Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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72423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3304
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Palm Desert,CA
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205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are small typically French desserts one can buy for home use or order after a meal at the French Corner. The owners are really French so you are getting French!! I love the desserts to take home for my guests and it saves me the trouble when I am rushed of baking myself.

Thank Offthebeatenpath011
Indio, California
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been here in awhile and my wife and I decided to come for breakfast today. I ordered the eggs benedict with crepes instead of English muffins. The meal came and the hollandaise sauce must have come directly from the refrigerator. I immediately told our server and she kindly took the plate away. I understand that if you microwave the... More 

Thank Travelnica
Rancho Mirage, California
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169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is a very nice restaurant, generally the service is good, and the food can be very good. However, in season The French Corner is very busy, and a reservation is necessary. Even then, service can be awfully slow, so plan ahead and leave plenty of time if you are going to the theater.

Thank MichelleElyseLesser
Rancho Mirage, California
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I LOVE this restaurant, as do many Coachella Valley locals! I have been coming here primarily, for lunch, for years. I like to order the chicken and mushroom crepe, which comes with a salad. Delicious! But the stand-out for me, is the Almond Croissant. I've traveled all through France and Paris, as well as other parts of Europe and I... More 

Thank Shayna922
Banbridge , Northern Ireland
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Great breakfast spot in rancho mirage. Owners are friendly but service is lacking a little. I waited for 10 minutes at counter to pay and 2 people were served ahead of me even though I was there first. Hash was great. Iced tea was good. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank practicalperfection
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We were staying around the corner from here for 5 days. We came here for breakfast on day 2 and returned every day after that! The food was amazing and having been to Paris and throughout France it felt like we were there again! Each morning our family tried something new and loved all the dishes. The simple baguette with... More 

Thank brian r
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this bakery for many years. I came in on July 3. 2016 at 11:00am. The line of the small bakery was out the door and about a twenty minute wait. On a holiday weekend that is to be expected. But, wouldn't you think they would prepare for the expected crowd? They didn't. They were out... More 

Thank Jkracow
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice light salad. All items were fresh and the dish was presented in an appetizing way. Service was very good. Everyone enjoyed their selection.

Thank Francis C
Rancho Mirage, California
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

I ordered through LA Bite. I had the filet w/ blue cheese and some kind of sauce, accompanied by au gratin potatoes and a veggie ~$28. The filet was cooked perfectly, but the blue cheese wasn't melted, and it didn't even taste like blue cheese. It was tasteless, as was the sauce. The potatoes were disappointing, as I normally love... More 

Thank Karla P
San Diego, California
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

One year ago, this reviewer wrote a lengthy review of this small restaurant/bistro. A return visit verified the previous Five star rating. For our party, the food is just what one would expect from a French bistro. This time one of our party had a ham and cheese crepe, with a fried egg on top, and a small salad. Another... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-568-5362

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?