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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Philippe?s Cafe & Bistro

245 S. Palm Canyon Dr. (W. Arenas Rd.) Send to Phone
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Simple southern French food is a surprising and welcome find on the main drag of downtown Palm Springs.

Breakfast Sat.-Sun., Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Philippe?s Cafe & Bistro Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED This charming little café and bistro, decked with twinkling lights, looks out on the main drag of downtown Palm Springs; the surrounding T-shirt shops almost make you fear the worst. But the food is quite good and rather comforting. The weekend breakfasts are simple, with several versions of egg dishes, crêpes and waffles; the lunch menu offers soups, salads, pizzas and paninis. For something more substantial opt for the skirt steak, chicken, or grilled salmon. Whatever time of day, the menu is anchored in Provençal home-cooking. The colorful, sometimes bizarre crowds promenading just beyond the patio railing provide continual entertainment.


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