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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
Today
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Seattle, Washington
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326 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Thank The2TravelingFools
Incline Village, Nevada
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202 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank SamB29
Sarasota, Florida
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Ron B
Palm Desert, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great lunch after the breast cancer walk on El Paseo. Owners are so friendly and nice. Great home made food and fabulous service and location. Pet friendly

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Thank Richele D
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ended up at JC's after another restaurant nearby had a long wait. I was glad we stopped here. First thing that I noticed is that the waitstaff is very friendly. We were seated and waited on in just a few minutes. The menu is limited (no omelettes!), but the food we ordered was pretty good. I liked the vibe... More 

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Thank PWZ
Scottsdale, Arizona
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere. Sat outside and was peaceful. Surprised the only made scrambled eggs as choice for eggs. I had delicious cheese blintzes. The pancakes my husband had were good. All in all a good meal but nothing exceptional

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Thank janie g
Palm Desert, California
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The food is great, the couple that own the cafe are extremely nice, particularly the wife. Quality is good, nice menu, and good ambiance.

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Thank Paul M
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

From the patio to the food this little restaurant is a delight. Great place to stop during a day of shopping on El Paseo! The gazpacho is excellent and the bread is warm and delicious. Breakfast treats are so good. Try the quiche or the pancakes!

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Thank bissehk
Potomac, Maryland
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Simple but complete menu. Always delicious food with friendly service. It's right on El Paseo and outside seating.

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Munster, Indiana
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I found this place two years ago while shopping on El Paseo. On a recent business trip back to palm desert we decided to come back for lunch as we had fond memories the last time we were here. It is a no frills place just good food. We both had salads and enjoyed them thoroughly, especially... More 

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Thank Joshua H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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?