10 Best Breakfast Restaurants to Kick Off Your Day in Palm Springs

Marissa Willman

By , Local Expert, Palm Springs
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One of the first things people notice when they come to Palm Springs is the casual atmosphere. You won't find the constant rush or hustle of the big city here, and that goes for breakfast, too. While plenty of local restaurants offer traditional breakfasts for the early-risers, many swap breakfast menus for brunch experiences on the weekends. Whether you're spending a day in downtown Palm Springs, taking the family to The Living Desert or hitting The Shops on El Paseo, there are plenty of brunch choices to start your day off right. From hearty breakfast fare to upscale French cuisine, Palm Springs offers a brunch that's sure...  Read more »

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    Cheeky's specializes in farm-to-table brunch, serving hearty breakfasts and light lunch fare from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Local Expert Tip: "Do not leave Cheeky's without sampling the bacon flight. This bacon sampler comes with five different flavors of bacon, including applewood, jalapeno, coffee sugar and sweet and sour. Plus, new bacon flavors are added to the rotation every week."

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    Spencer's Restaurant

    Spencer's Restaurant offers a classy brunch spread that's sure to please everyone in your party, whether they want breakfast, dinner or a sushi roll.

    Local Expert Tip: "Looking for the perfect setting for a romantic rendezvous in Palm Springs? There's no better brunch restaurant than Spencer's."

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    Pinocchio In the Desert

    Pinocchio in the Desert offers hearty brunch fare at some of the most affordable prices in the desert.

    Local Expert Tip: "Pinocchio's in the Desert is famous for its bottomless champagne, the perfect $4 complement for your Palm Springs breakfast."

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    Wilma and Frieda's

    Wilma & Frieda's Cafe specializes in comfort foods with a sophisticated twist for breakfast and brunch.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out the butcher paper roll for the daily specials, and don't miss a chance to try Wilma and Frieda's own special coffee roast from the Rancho Mirage Koffi location."

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    Café des Beaux-Arts

    Cafe des Beaux-Arts offers French-inspired weekend brunches on one of El Paseo's most coveted patios.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're visiting during summer, note the restaurant closes seasonally in July and August. Call ahead for availability."

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    LULU California Bistro

    LULU's Sunday brunch offers an affordable, modern dining experience in a contemporary atmosphere right on Palm Canyon Drive.

    Local Expert Tip: "Dine upstairs for brunch with a view. You'll be able to enjoy the modern design and decor that's as much a part of LULU as the fresh cuisine."

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    Grove Artisan Kitchen at Miramonte Resort & Spa

    The Grove Artisan Kitchen at Miramonte Resort & Spa offers a Sunday brunch buffet with a selection of artisan continental dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're looking for a morning pick-me-up, don't miss the Miramonte Mojito, which uses fresh chocolate mint from the Miramonte's private herb garden."

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    Clementine Gourmet Market

    Clementine is a gourmet French patisserie in the heart of Palm Desert, serving pastries, deli selections and breakfast fare.

    Local Expert Tip: "While there are three separate counters (pasta, deli and coffee), you can order any fare at any of the counters. Order first before staking out a seat--the servers will bring your order to you."

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    Norma's is a classy breakfast restaurant at one of Palm Springs' most iconic hotels, serving well-done classic breakfasts.

    Local Expert Tip: "Feeling splurgy? Treat yourself to the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata, served with 10 ounces of caviar for just $1000."

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    John's Restaurant

    John's is a local favorite for hearty, budget-friendly, all-American breakfasts, without the frills.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the breakfast burrito, an oversized local favorite."



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