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 do you go for the best breakfast in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley?  Here are our top 10 picks (also be sure to check out our best spots to grab a Bloody Mary in the desert).

(Listed in no particular order)

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

Sherman's Deli in Palm Desert and Palm Springs - one of the best spots to get the best breakfast in Palm Springs
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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.  Guy Fieri loves this place and you will probably agree, it’s surely one of the best breakfast in Palm Springs spots.

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery, 73161 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, (760) 568-1350 / 401 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, (760) 325-1199

Related: Check out our picks for the top Happy Hours in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta.

Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe

Wilma and Frieda's in Palm Desert - one of the best restaurants for breakfast and brunch in Palm Springs
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Well, well, well…another Guy Fieiri fave.  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


FARM in Palm Springs - one of the best spots for breakfast and brunch in Palm Springs
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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

Pinocchio in the Desert

Pinocchio in the Desert in Palm Springs - one of the best brunches and best breakfast in Palm Springs options
(Instagram / @mirandaem_)

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 make this spot one of the tops choices for the best breakfast in Palm Springs

Pinocchio in the Desert, 134 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, (760) 322-3776


Cheeky's in Palm Springs is a great and crowded breakfast and brunch spot
(Instagram / @cheekysps)

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

Related: Sure, the best breakfast in Palm Springs is a great way to start the day.  But, be sure you also check out our picks for best pizza, burgers, and hot dogs in the Coachella Valley.

Broken Yolk Cafe

Breakfast at the Broken Yolk Cafe one of the best spots to eat in Palm Springs and La Quinta
(Instagram / @brokenyolkcafe)

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

Manhattan in the Desert

Manhattan in the Desert is in Palm Springs and Palm Desert and they have great lunch and breakfast
(Instagram / @manhattaninthedesert)

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

Zobo & Meester’s

Zobo and Meester's the best place to get breakfast in Cathedral City, California
(Instagram / @zoboandmeesters)

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.  Guy Fieri loves this place!  And why?  Well it’s a top 10 pick for best breakfast in Palm Springs.

Zobo & Meester’s, 68703 Perez Rd, Cathedral City, (760) 832-6104

Tipper’s Gourmet Marketplace

Tipper's Gourmet Marketplace serving up delicious breakfast in Palm Springs
(Instagram / @tippersgourmetmarketplace)

Serving up some of the best breakfast in Palm Springs 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

Bit of Country / Keedy’s

Bit o Country - one of the best restaurants to get breakfast in Palm Springs
Bit O’ Country (Instagram / @lginn24020)

Rounding out the list is a couple of joints which, while not the fanciest looking restaurants, are a favorites of Coachella Valley locals because they have some of the best breakfast in Palm Springs – with 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 having the best breakfast in Palm Springs!

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Top Image: Instagram / Cheeky’s

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