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French Corner Cafe and Bakery

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72-423 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
+1 760-568-5362
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Franklin, Michigan
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved my croissant sandwich and came with a salad. I would definitely go back and may still do so! I still have a few days left of vacation.

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San Francisco, California
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had lunch with my sister & her husband and we all loved our entrées. Two if had crepes (ratatouille and chicken/spinach with mornay sauce) and French dip sandwich. Wine by the glass was $5 special. The salad dressing resembled a thin homemade mayo with herbs. We ended with Calissons like you have in Aix in Provence.

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Thank Mary E
Thonon-les-bains, France
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here hoping to find french bread, after all they describe themselves as a bakery. The only item available was half a baguette, for the princly sum of two dollars, or about 4 times the price in France. It was bland, and I suspect, deep frozen. The cakes looked nice but the prices were completely crazy, around 8 dollars... More 

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Broomfield Colorado
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the mini onion soup and Nicoise salad, both were very good, my wife had same salad and Tomato and Goat cheese Brusceta again very good.

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Dundas, Canada
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful lunch we had here....my husband and I shared a Nicose salad and a croque mousier .... so good..... we finished off with some wonderful pastries and even took a couple home for later. It was so nice to sit and hear French being spoken all around us. Definitely a wonderfully authentic place....

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Thank Tina C
Glendora, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. The service is friendly and attentive. The food is exceptional French country cuisine. The calves liver and goat cheese salad is to die for and the beef is so, so tender and expertly prepared. The fresh daily pastries are decadent and sinfully delicious. I go to the Palm Springs area to specifically get my fix at... More 

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Thank giname2016
Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coffee and pasties brought us back for dinner. All 4 entrees we tried were good and tasty. The service was good and attentive. Keep in mind the restaurant closes at 8pm on Saturday. We'd go back.

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Thank danniddery
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little gem! One of our favorites in the Valley. This attractive, popular restaurant serves consistently good food. We love their complimentary house-made hot rolls. Their classically made onion soup is luscious and covered in melted Gruyere cheese. Although we are partial to their sanddabs served with potatoes gratin and fresh vegetables, their monthly specials alone are worth a visit.... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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187 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this--what a find! Try the crepes for breakfast. Great pastries, too. We found this place the day before we left the desert. Can't wait to do back for dinner on our next trip. The owners are a delightful young French couple.

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Thank SkanLaker
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a favorite of mine in the Southern California desert. It's an unlikely-looking spot: a free-standing island in the parking lot of a big strip mall. The interior is pleasant but decidedly non-fancy. The crowd was dressed casually; there's certainly no stuffy dress code. There's an expansive menu, most of it familiar to fans of French food, but plenty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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?