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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Amuse

241 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way (S. Indian Canyon Dr.) Send to Phone
760-322-8880
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED A comfortable, satisfying place to meet friends for any meal of the day.

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Breakfast Sat.-Sun., Lunch Wed.-Sun., Dinner Wed.-Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Amuse Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Owner-chef Rodrick Wilker first opened Café Amusé as a breakfast and lunch place and intended it to have counter service only, but customer demand changed all that. Now it's a table-service restaurant open for breakfast on weekends and for lunch and dinner throughout the week. This is one of those times when the customer was right. The dinner menu contains mainly well-prepared classics with a couple of pleasing spins. The heirloom tomato soup with crème fraîche and micro greens is impressively tasty; the baby spinach salad with goat cheese and blackberries has a pickled onion and white balsamic dressing. The braised lamb shank takes a carefully chaperoned trip to Morocco with harrisa lamb jus and an apricot and pine nut couscous. This is a comfortable and central place to eat with old friends or with new acquaintances; it will please everybody.



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