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Paradise Cafe

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61721 State Highway 74, Mountain Center, CA 92561-4037
+1 951-659-3663
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Crestline, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Out of the way place with excellent food. On the way to Palm Springs or Anza or Idyllwild, on the Palms to Pines highway. Has plenty of parking even for big motor homes with nice outside dining and also inside when the weather isn't co-operating. Have had the burgers but all the plates looked good, bring your appetite as there... More 

Thank Jerry B
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great breakfast here. The ham steak was HUGE!! 2 of us ate from it and still didn't finish it. Delicious and very friendly service! The fluffiest biscuits I've ever had.

Thank Michael H
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant again, still good food and the service is great!! Good experience every time!!

Thank Eddie G
San Jose, California
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We set off early from Rancho Mirage to drive up spectacular route 74, intent on having breakfast here. And what a fantastic breakfast it was -- huge portions and great ambiance. The breakfast burrito seemed nearly as big as a football, studded with bacon, hash browns and scrambled eggs. The 1/2# Angus patty comes with a giant portion of eggs... More 

Thank Steven M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's the best place around because it's the only place around. If you're driving Palms to Pines or hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, stop here for a lot of grub. The food is ordinary - my grilled sandwich was burnt, but the portions are large.Be aware, breakfast cuts off early at 10:45. In a small space, there are tables, the... More 

Thank Al S
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great way to relax after a early morning drive tru the mountains from Palm springs toward to San .diego. Hearthy breakfast with great coffee and charming service .... and life is good. Five star all the way for this hidden little cafe. We will make sure coming back in near future.

Thank G T
Byhalia, Mississippi
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328 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a pleasant little restaurant along the Pines to Palms Byway. The staff is friendly and courteous, and the coffee is hot and strong. The menu is varied with a fantastic breakfast. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner and offers a full bar with alcoholic beverages. There was an eclectic mix of people when we were there. Seating... More 

Thank Evelyn C
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

...people seemed to like their salads, though, so maybe my mistake was in ordering a burrito. I've heard the burgers are decent too. Very nice staff made the experience well worth it.

Thank Michelle G
Vancouver Island
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

On a bit of a road trip out of La Quinta. Fantastic lunch stop. Nice small town feel. Had the Harley Davidson Burger and the Chicken Burrito. Burger was great and Burrito was huge and delicious....my wife only ate about a third of it. Hope to be back if we ever have the chance.

Thank Bobo5578
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant surprise on our trip to Temecula along the Pines to Palms highway. Good food, great service, dog friendly patio. We'll be back when we come through again.

Thank brawlingsaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61721 State Highway 74, Mountain Center, CA 92561-4037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain Center
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-3663

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