Breakfast. They say it’s the most important meal of the day, which I guess is true – since, if you have a terrible breakfast, your whole day is basically ruined before noon. So where are the best places to go for breakfast and brunch in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley? Here are our top 10 picks.
(Listed in no particular order)
10Sherman’s Deli and Bakery
In addition to their huge menu of sandwiches, Sherman’s also offers up a tasty breakfast menu complete with omelettes, lox and cream cheese, and even salami and eggs.
Sherman’s Deli and Bakery, 73161 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, (760) 568-1350 / 401 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, (760) 325-1199
9Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe
El Paseo is sleepy as hell before 10am, well except for the crowds at this Palm Desert favorite. House specialties include meatloaf and eggs, a short rib scramble with mozzarella, and a 6 oz. steak and eggs.
Wilma and Frieda’s, 73575 El Paseo (The Gardens), Palm Desert, (760) 773-2807
The place is a little hard to find as it is tucked away in the back of a Palm Springs shopping center, but once you find it, you will be glad you did. They serve up mouth watering omelettes, crepes, and an outstanding plate of chicken and waffles – to name just a few of the tasty items on the menu.
Farm, 6 La Plaza, Palm Springs, (760) 322-2724
7Pinocchio in the Desert
Known almost as much for their breakfast drinks (hello, bottomless champagne) as their food, this downtown spot is a hit with both locals and visitors. Waffles, a half-dozen different types of Benedicts, pancakes, omelettes, and more.
Pinocchio in the Desert, 134 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, (760) 322-3776
Yes. There is always a wait for this uptown Palm Springs favorite. But that’s because it is really good and they have bacon flights!
Cheeky’s, 622 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (760) 327-7595
5Broken Yolk Cafe
Their menu is loaded with Benedicts, omelettes (over a dozen to choose from), pancakes, crepes, and even a South of the Border menu with Huevos Ranchero, Machaca, and Chilaquiles. Also, their biscuits are huuuge!
Broken Yolk Cafe, 262 South Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, (760) 318-9655 / 78430 Highway 111, La Quinta, (760) 777-9655
4Manhattan in the Desert
Bagels and lox, waffles, omelettes, hot cakes and more are dished out daily at this bakery and deli. And, if you are just not in the mood for breakfast, they have a huge sandwich menu.
Manhattan in the Desert, 74225 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 340-1304 / 2665 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs,(760) 322-3354
3Zobo & Meester’s
Did you know we open at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning? Come and try one of our fantastically flavorful scrambles – all the fresh produce and ingredients you could want! #breakfast #breakfastofchampions #brunch #earlybird #yum #nomnom #delicious #foodie #nosh #scramble #eggs #foodgasm #foodstagram #foodporn #eggcellent
You won’t find any freezers in Zobo & Meesters, because everything is made to order with the freshest ingredients. They offer up delicious breakfast options like panini breakfast bagels, chicken and waffles, and a Montecristo.
Zobo & Meester’s, 68703 Perez Rd, Cathedral City, (760) 832-6104
2Tipper’s Gourmet Marketplace
It's time to rise and shine! Why not start your day off with our Italian Breakfast Bowl. Fluffy egg whites, Spinach, Sundries Tomato, Parmesan and our House Made Turkey Sausage. Delicious, healthy and Gluten Free too, if that's what you're feeling. It was even featured in USA Today. What are you waiting for?
Serving up breakfast every day from 9 to 11 am, Tipper’s offers up quiches, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast bowls, burritos, and more to get your day started right.
Tipper’s Gourmet Marketplace, 276 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (760) 322-6666
1Bit of Country / Keedy’s
Rounding out the list is a couple of joints which, while not the fanciest looking restaurants, are a favorites of Coachella Valley locals because of their good food and friendly staff. Both offer up plenty of breakfast options including omelettes, hot cakes, biscuits and gravy, and more.
Bit of Country, 418 South Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, (760) 325-5154
Keedy’s Fountain Grill, 73633 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-6492
Enjoy your breakfast!
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