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Crossroads Cafe

61715 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-2311
+1 760-366-5414
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“breakfast” (107 reviews)
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“seitan” (12 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61715 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-2311
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took a day trip to Joshua Tree and planned to grab something to eat before heading out to the National Park. The place looked local and unremarkable but we enjoyed all the items we got! Mike's Mess was everything but. The hot mocha was a...More

Thank gmike22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just writing this my mouth is watering! They have huge portions for breakfast and great options for everyone down to your vegan and gluten free friends. It's usually a bit busy, but prompt and friendly service. I've never had to wait long for a table,...More

Thank lockjessmonster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to this place but hostess and perhaps also bartender is rude and passive aggressive. First raised his voice for no real reason because I asked him to repeat what he said. I immediately was taken aback. I was not rude at all....More

Thank McDanielism_DC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite item to order here is Mike's Mess (eggs, potatoes, bacon, two kinds of cheese, mushrooms baked together and topped with sour cream and chopped tomatoes). Spouse had the French Onion soup that was a special yesterday and said it was good. Atmosphere is...More

Thank TropiCAL2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in JT and this is a favorite. It has good food with a varied menu. They have beer on tap, and wine. Good breakfasts too

Thank bhr1442
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always come here for breakfast when visiting JT. Parson's Polenta + coffee makes me a happy girl! Great food, great service, great spot.

Thank Liz F
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

By far the best burger I’ve ever had! Perfect atmosphere. Staff friendly and very suggestive location

Thank Filippo B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to stop for lunch- the grilled ham and cheese was to die for. Great soup! Don’t miss the homemade potato chips.

Thank Cbethlynn
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve been on the road for almost 4 weeks and used TripAdvisor extensively while also submitting at least 30 reviews ourselves. One of the things we’ve noticed (especially with eateries) is that the majority of reviews fail to give an indication of the clientele that...More

1  Thank Colin C
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We had the polenta with feta and eggs— was absolutely amazing! The staff and kitchen were highly knowledgeable in regards to being gluten free too! We came back later for lunch and I had a chicken and a tuna taco— out of this world delicious!...More

Thank kerbuck11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61715 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-2311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Joshua Tree
  • Phone Number: +1 760-366-5414
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!
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