El Paseo Catalogue

Deborah Quinn-Buchanan — The Fix on El Paseo

Deborah Quinn-Buchanan

Deborah Quinn-Buchanan

Deborah Quinn-Buchanan
THE FIX ON EL PASEO

This family-run bakery debuted in 1985 and moved to El Paseo in ’97. When the jewelry store next door caught fire, Deborah Quinn-Buchanan saw the opportunity to expand and relocated her digs. “We now have a full bar,” she says. “I wanted customers to be able to come in and have a glass of wine with their dessert, a coffee drink with the gelato, or a craft beer with a crepe.” With fresh salads and sandwiches also on the menu, this lunch spot satisfies more than just your sweet tooth.

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY:
A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake!

SIGNATURE LOOK:
A “hippie,” as my 13-year-old granddaughter calls me.

RECENT INDULGENCE:
I treat myself to hiking to the Palm Desert cross. It’s only five minutes from El Paseo. And Bikram yoga [at Bikram Yoga Palm Desert] on El Paseo — ’cause I need more heat in the summertime.

FAVORITE ITEM IN BAKERY CASE:
Right now, I cannot stay away from our Chocolate Raspberry Crepe! Yum!

EL PASEO HANGOUTS:
I love getting pampered at Mai Salon. It’s like the Barbershop movie. Entertainment! I love The Venue for sushi. I would eat there every night, if I could.

73-580 El Paseo, Palm Desert
760-340-3040
www.pastryswan.com