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73200 El Paseo Ste 1A, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4252
+1 760-568-0733
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08:00 - 14:00
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Perth, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Dave H
Palm Desert, California
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Dennis O
Goodyear, Arizona
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Steve S
Chicago, Illinois
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129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 

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Thank Chicaree
Seattle, Washington
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337 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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228 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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Thank SamB29
Sarasota, Florida
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 4 helpful votes
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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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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

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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
    4.5 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?