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Discover Palm Springs’ Best French Restaurants

French Miso Cafe

French Flair in the Desert.

Palm Springs caters to the most discerning palates by offering international foodie fare that transports the diner to an exotic array of gastro-destinations. Next stop: France! The following haute Palm Springs French restaurant hotspots summon Parisian decadence with a unique Palm Springs flair…

L’atelier Cafe

Speaking of the French capital, the City of Lights has given us much—specifically, Angelique and Christophe Robin. They have crafted a signature breakfast and lunch menu galore, with savory quiche selections and many sweets. Sandwiches are served on a baguette and include a selection of choices, including French ham from Paris, prosciutto mozzarella, croque monsieur, and croque madame. 129 La Plaza.

L'Atelier Cafe exterior

Farm Palm Springs

As you cross the threshold of this rustic/chic hybrid haven, you will step from the desert heat into the lush embrace of the French Riviera. The floral aromas serve as an amuse bouche, whetting your appetite for the prix fixe perfection of the dinner offerings. Farm’s menu changes daily, but every lavish dinner prix fixe menu conjures the cool breezes of Provence with every succulent bite. Enjoy this hidden gem, Palm Springs French restaurant, which is walk-in only for breakfast and lunch. Dinner reservations are highly recommended and served Friday – Tuesday. 6 La Plaza

Farm Palm Springs

French Miso Café

The restaurant is the creation of Tomoko Jones and Eric Bovy. and the name “French Miso Café” reflect the diversity of their origins. Eric is from the south of France and runs the kitchen and menus; Tomoko is from Japan and manages the dining room. The result is an adorable setting where one can enjoy a traditional Japanese and French breakfast at the same table. A romantic French café with wonderful Japanese influences. 19 La Plaza

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Credit: French Miso Cafe

Le Vallauris

Le Vallauris stands as a testament to fine dining. With over 30 years of history, the restaurant blends French flavors with Mediterranean flair. The daily offerings are handwritten on a large board brought to your table to stand like artwork on an easel while you make your selections.

For those who relish dining al fresco, the expansive garden patio offers a refined setting. Here, you are immersed in a sensory symphony of vibrant fresh flowers, the shade of ficus trees, and the sweet aroma of the desert air.

Combine that with first-class service, good food and the welcoming hospitality, and you are in for a real treat. Reviewers rave about this fantastic food and excellent service, making it a must-visit for any food enthusiast. (Note: Closes during the summer) 385 W Tahquitz Canyon Way

Le Vallauris patio

Freddies Kichen at the Cole

Freddie’s Kitchen is a modern bistro and bar serving French California cuisine with global flavors. It is a casual, fun, social, and comforting place to feel welcomed and fulfilled. Freddie takes the best locally grown and sourced food and mixes it with his creativity to reimagine it into perfect bites.  The menu changes based on what is in season.

Chef Frederic Pierrel was born in the Alsace region of France and graduated with honors from Lycée Hôtelier et Culinairer in Gerardmer, France. He learned of the terroir philosophy from his father. They ventured to local markets to create menus for the day with food of the region and local vendors, using what was fresh and in the moment. From dandelion foraging in spring to mushroom hunting in the summer and fall, Chef Frederic is focused on incorporating seasonal ingredients with unique flavors to create his dishes. 2323 N Palm Canyon.

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Pomme Frite

Pomme Frite is your go-to for a cozy bistro atmosphere. Specializing in French and Belgian cuisine, this spot offers a selection of Belgian beers, a full bar, and a wine list that perfectly complements their menu. The steamed mussels and rack of lamb come highly recommended, and the attentive service ensures a memorable dining experience.  256 S. Palm Canyon Drive.

pomme frite patio

Café Mon Amour

Cafe Mon Amour on Palm Canyon offers sandwiches, pastries and desserts. Selections include the Parisain, Canpagnard, Poulette, and Norway. There are also salads and quiches. Pastry choice change and generally include croissant, pain au chocolat, apple turnover, nadeleine, nacaron, and cannele. Pair with a large selection of hot and cold drinks. There is seating indoors and an outdoor patio. Closed Wednesday. Breakfst and lunch only. 333 N. Palm Canyon

Cafe Mon Amour

Crepes de Paris

Enjoy a variety of sweet and savory crepes. The Paris special include chicken, mushrooms, olives, mozzarella cheese, and is served with a garlic cream sauce. A favorite sweet crepe includes fresh strawberries, raspberry coulis, chantilly cream, and topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. In addition, they offer cold and hot sadwitches, soup, salads, and omelets. Indoor and outdoor seating. Pair with a hot beverage, cold drink, or smoothie. There’s also a kids menu. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 245 S. Palm Canyon

Bonus: Peninsula Pastries

Handcrafted, their fine pastries and bread are made with imported French flour and butter to ensure each creation is a genuie as it would be in France. The bakery is praised for its authentic French bread and pastries, which are always fresh. Their croissants and French baguettes are kneaded and baked daily. Closed Mon. – Wed.,  611 S Palm Canyon Drive, Ste 1.

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