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Crossroads Cafe

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61715 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-2311
+1 760-366-5414
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07:00 - 21:00
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I only had breakfast there (2X) so I can't comment on other meals. But the breakfast menu was creative and the food was plentiful and excellent. i would return in a heartbeat if I wasn't now back on the East Coast. Love the atmosphere and friendly, attentive staff as well.

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Thank Puggie2
Pullman, Washington
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent a week in Joshua Tree and the national park. We found Crossroads on the fourth day, had breakfast three days and dinner as well the last of those days. We tried one restaurant in 29 Palms, were eating at home (the airbnb) until we found this place. So nice to have a hardy breakfast before heading out to... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place, great staff, good food! Menu has a nice variety, we had lunch. The sandwiches were delicious. Has outdoor seating as well.

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Cathedral City, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time my wife and I have eaten here. The repeat was even better than the first. We'll definitely be stopping here whenever we're visiting the Joshua Tree area. I had the country breakfast, 2 eggs over easy with home fries, biscuits and gravy, and a side of bacon. All were hot and excellent, though they could... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great live music on the weekends! Just happened to hear a young fellow from our hometown of Fort Worth perform live while we were there. Great burgers and vegetarians are welcome!

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Thank Johnowen68
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After hiking in the National Park, my husband & I would stop here for iced coffees and a bite to eat. The French fries were really good and I think they made them from scratch. The hamburger (made from grass fed beef) was good as was the tuna sandwich. We had difficulties logging into the wi-if, but other than that... More 

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Thank Jan C
Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rustic and casual. Loved all the choices for breakfast and lunch (Polenta for breakfast? Yes!). Nothing different for dinner. Very friendly and fast service.

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Mobile, Alabama
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay. The good first. The first morning in Joshua Tree we went here for breakfast. The place was bustling, the food was very good, and the service by Chris and his serving partner was phenomenal. Friendly, welcoming; and best of all, they were just great waiters. Not such a common thing anymore. So...... the next day we happily trundled back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was so sweet and the food was delicious and perfectly executed. It's exactly the type of place I'd want to work in and eat at if I lived in a desert town. The place has soul, and you can't find that everywhere. What a gem.

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Thank Erin L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stoped there on our way to Joshua Tree, it is just next to the entrance to the park. This place has a great relaxed ambiance and service. We had sandwiches and they were very good. Highly recommended.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?