Serves meat, veg options available. Some veg and vegan options - tofu scramble, seitan burger, soyrizo potato quesadilla. Confirmed open and under new management July 2011. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Non-veg


First Review by attagirl
  • vegan

after park laid back sit-down

4 Posted on 03 / 10 / 2014

Hip, laid back restaurant in the small main strip of Joshua Tree. Has bar seats as well as plenty of tables. The 5 or so vegan options seem centered around their spicy seitan, veggie chili and chorizo. I was happy to find such a place while traveling out this way.

Pros: bar, chili
Cons: none
  • vegetarian

Comfy and popular

4 Posted on 01 / 01 / 2012

I had read about this place on happycow, and here's my Crossroads Cafe review.

I've been to Joshua Tree twice and stopped in on both trips. On the second trip, the place seemed the same, didn't changed much at all. It's causal and very popular.

When you walk in, there is a large menu board to one side, and a ordering counter to the left.

The menu offers many breakfast items (with egg and/or dairy). For lunch sandwiches there are 3 vegetarian choices, and you can ask to leave out the cheese.

I've had the tempeh reuben, and it was good. I think my mother-in-law had the portobello mushroom sandwich, and she liked it okay.

Pros: veg-friendly, coffee, cozy
Cons: meat
Betty Chaudhry
Betty Chaudhry
  • vegan


4 Posted on 04 / 03 / 2010

A nice, low-key place where you bus your own tables. Great vegan options, good beer selection, and fun atmosphere. Strongly recommended.

Pros: Good food, friendly service,
Cons: crowded - limited hours so don't get the

  • vegan

Fast service and vegan options!

4 Posted on 04 / 01 / 2008

This is a great little restaurant that seems to be staffed mainly by climbers. The atmosphere is sort of DIY, but it's fun and unique. Crossroads Cafe is a fantastic place to stop after a long day of climbing in Joshua Tree. The staff are friendly and the service is surprisingly fast, don't let the long line deter you when you first walk in. They have a great vegan tofu dish for breakfast and they will happily make the tempeh reuben and the tofu melt vegan. They use veganaise and soy cheese instead of dairy products on the sandwiches when you ask, and no one gives you a funny look for asking for things vegan. The smoothies are really good as well. This was for sure a welcome find on my recent trip to J Tree.

Pros: Vegan options, fast service, delicious


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Last updated: 2011/07/22


Added: 2007/08/01


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