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French Corner Cafe and Bakery

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72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
+1 760-568-5362
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Calgary, Alberta
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here after shopping in the Desert Crossing Shopping Center for a pause and a cup of coffee. Oh my, the coffee was grand - said my shopping friends. I had the earl grey tea - with a hint of bergamot - lovely. We looked at the pastry case and somehow resisted. And then watched the food go to other... More 

Thank Barb R
Orange County, California
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174 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends who live in the area took us here for dinner. The food was wonderful and serving portions were very generous. The sole and the chicken piccata were excellent. Don't let the location which is in a shopping area near several discount stores fool you. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Sandy C
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled into this cafe for afternoon tea. What a find! The Paris Brest was delicious and the Chocolate eclair yummy. It was pricy but well worth it - for decent pastry in the USA. We went back there for dinner another night. Again the quality of the food is authentic french with lots of sauces. The frogs legs starter... More 

Thank wearetravellers
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional dinner. Service was prompt. Ambiance is casual. No dim lights here but not a loud place. All wines flat priced at $29 and what we ordered was very good. We started with Escargot which was very good, We had Caesar and friends had tossed salad. Caesar was okay, theirs looked better. I had filet of sole and husband had... More 

Thank Carolyn R
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best ever almond croissants! Lovely breakfasts. Great atmosphere. It would be great though if they did not run out of almond croissants so early in the morning. Bake more please!😊

Thank phoenixfriends
Holland, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee in Paris and at French cafes in the USA has always been a treat for my wif and i. This place uses a large machine to generate whatever coffee drink you desire. The problem is, that it does it poorly. Our lattes could best described as milk soup. The crepes used creamed spinach that looked and tested like it... More 

Thank JandJSz
Ripon, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on our vacation. We were promptly seated and our drink orders were taken. We had the strawberry crepes and they were beautifully presented and fresh. One large crepe was priced at 12.95 They also sell some bakery items

Thank cat7847
Edmonton, Canada
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch the other day after shopping in Desert Crossing. We had a Salade Nicoise, onion soup, and had to try the frites. Everything was very good. Will definitely try it for dinner to see how it stacks up. Also had a fresh chocolat croissant, and it was stellar. Good value for price.

Thank Michael S
Palm Desert,CA
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211 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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

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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
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-568-5362

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