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J C's Patio Cafe

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73200 El Paseo Ste 1A, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4252
+1 760-568-0733
08:00 - 14:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went here on a weekday and got seated right away. We had two dogs with us and they were welcomed with a bowl of water. One had the bbq pork sandwich with cole slaw, one had the spinach quiche with fresh fruit, and one had a chefs salad with mimosa dressing, yum. Everybody's food was excellent. This was a... More 

Thank pjdavis131
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Love this place - atmosphere is relaxed (although it is busy) food is never a disappontment - we go at least once during our trips to the area. No complaints at all - highly recommend.

Thank JoAlberta
Palm Springs, CA, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant for breakfast and lunch only. Nestled just off the busy El Paseo upscale shopping district. Cute, quiet outdoor and indoor place with the the sound of trickling sound of water from the nearby large fountain. Lunch was delicious. Wonderful homemade gazpacho and sandwiches. Only open for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Michael M
Perth, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have visited JC's for lunch several times during our visits to Palm Desert, over a number of years. The staff is welcoming and attentive, the menu selection of excellent quality sandwiches and salads is extensive and the wine is relatively inexpensive. It's also an excellent spot for morning coffee or a light breakfast. On El Paseo, down the steps,... More 

Thank Dave H
Palm Desert, California
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stopped in for lunch/brunch the other day. We had heard about this tucked away little restaurant and wanted to try it. We were really surprised and enjoyed our lunch/brunch. The food was really tasty and the service with a smile was outstanding. The location is kind of hidden along El Paseo in Palm Desert, but worth checking out. I... More 

Thank Dennis O
Goodyear, Arizona
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great place for brunch & lunch. Good food and service. It's a bit hidden back within a courtyard along El Paseo, next to "Troy" lady's boutique. It has both indoor and outdoor seating. Very relaxing vibe.

Thank Steve S
Chicago, Illinois
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132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim today for a ladies lunch, delightfully surprised with our decision. Plenty of salad and sandwich options, lovely patio setting to enjoy the sunny afternoon. The best Gazpacho I have ever tasted, a chunky version loaded with crisp micro-diced veggies. The Mozzarella sandwich was the perfect accompaniment. Fresh California tomatoes,thick-sliced mozzarella & basil piled onto a... More 

Thank Chicaree
Seattle, Washington
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347 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is relaxed, friendly, informal, unceremonious, easygoing, free and easy. Nice folks in a nice attitude.

Thank The2TravelingFools
Incline Village, Nevada
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260 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Enjoyed the casual patio setting inside/outside atmosphere, food variety-sandwich, salad, beer and wine, excellent friendly prompt service, prompt food to table and food presentation very nice, portion nice so not tempted or allowed to overeat, friendly dog greets you at the door, popular, prices 10$ up.....They can make a soup/sandwich selection appear like a elegant dish. Will go back in... More 

Thank SamB29
Sarasota, Florida
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We found this cute setting outside underneath the canopy's. Wonderful ambiance and a carried food selection prepared perfectly.

Thank Ron B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73200 El Paseo Ste 1A, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4252
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-568-0733

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