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“... a great destination restaurant for a good breakfast”
Review of J C's Red Kettle

J C's Red Kettle
Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Idyllwild
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

On November 27th we drove the scenic one-and-a-half hour drive from Palm Desert to Idyllwild, a charming mountain town in the San Jacinto Mountains west of the Coachella Valley, to have breakfast at our favourite cafe, the Red Kettle. Walking through the front door transports you back 40 years to when red and white checked gingham curtains, exceptionally friendly service, delicious food and reasonable prices were de rigueur. My breakfast of pancakes, easy-over eggs and bacon was as delectable as I have ever had, and as good as the last time we we were there. My husband’s French toast, eggs and sausages were equally scrumptious. Our friendly server kept our coffee cups filled while we waited for our meal to come out of the kitchen. The only negative was that we waited more than half an hour for our breakfast because of a computer glitch that prevented the order from getting to the kitchen staff. Once the error was detected the staff leapt into action and we had our meals within five minutes. On our next visit to the Palm Desert area we will definitely return to the Red Kettle. The circle route drive from the valley to Idyllwild and then northward to Cabazon and back to Palm Desert is a relaxing and very enjoyable way to spend four to five hours.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

It seems to be very popular with the locals and I'm not sure why. Our breakfasts were lukewarm so not very exciting. Service was good, however.

Thank Connie B
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This quaint café was recommended by a local because the locals seem to gather there. Most of the customers and staff knew each other by first names. The offerings on the menu are what you would serve to your best friends and family. The food and atmosphere demands a return visit for us. Terrific!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We always visit here when in the area. It’s been a couple years and we see that there is a new owner. Other then that news, everything seems the same. Same menu good basic diner food and good service. On nice days there is a small patio to sit on, not much to see out there though.

Thank Cathy M
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

They have fantastic breakfasts and even have gluten-free bread. Whereas many of the other places in town excel in baked goods, this is the place for a real breakfast. I was also impressed with the speedy service and friendly staff.

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Thank Tina R
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