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JC's Cafe

73200 El Paseo 1A, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4252
+1 760-568-0733
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (21 reviews)
“gazpacho” (5 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73200 El Paseo 1A, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4252
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We saw CJ’s just off the street and decided to give it a try, glad we did! The service was prompt , friendly and helpful. I had the best BLT in a while and the coleslaw was exceptional. My wife had seafood Louie which was...More

Thank Tom R
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your dining experience Tom!! Best to let the readers know its “JC’s Cafe” instead of cj’s. Hope to see you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant while shopping on El Paseo. It's a great spot. Loved the outdoor courtyard setting. The food was great and the service was wonderful. I'm not sure if it was the manager or the owner who came by our table to...More

Thank 379J
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your first experience at JC's. Looking forward to your next visit... CH

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to drop into when shoppin on El Paseo. It has a great outdoor location in a little Cul de Sac with many outdoor tables. And dog friendly! The food is very good and the help is gracious and attentive. We've...More

Thank Ed H
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon JCs Cafe one afternoon strolling and shopping on El Paseo. They have happy hour so you can get a variety of alcoholic beverages for $5.00. I had the house Chardonnay and the avocado on toast and my husband had the chicken teriyaki...More

Thank dellesol
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for sharing! Best to you... 😀

Reviewed 10 December 2017

This is an excellent stop for lunch/snack. Seating is indoors or on the patio which is very pleasant.

Thank MichelleElyseLesser
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you Michelle!! Best to you...

Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank pjdavis131
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 27 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....More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Dennis O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73200 El Paseo 1A, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4252
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-568-0733
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Family Owned, Patio Café, Serving Salads, Sandwiches & Full Bar. Located on El Paseo in the Heart of Palm Desert.
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