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



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 to fit your palette.

If you're starting your day in downtown Palm Springs, you can choose between LULU and Cheeky's, both popular brunch joints on Palm Canyon Drive. Open from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., brunch is a Cheeky's specialty. The menu rotates weekly to showcase new twists on seasonal ingredients, but the ever-present staple that causes long lines outside this chic white restaurant? The five-piece bacon flight, sure to be the highlight of your brunch. At LULU, you can enjoy a Sunday prix fixe brunch menu with mimosas or bellinis from the ultra-modern dining room.

Outside of Palm Springs, the Grove Artisan Kitchen offers a Sunday brunch buffet with an expanded continental menu and mimosas. If you're planning a day on El Paseo, stop by Cafe des Beaux-Arts for brunch on the patio.




Don't let the neon sign on Palm Canyon fool you--this no-frills restaurant does breakfast right, making it one of Palm Springs' best breakfast gems. When you walk into John's, order off the wall menu at the front counter and grab a seat. Settle...  Read More


Norma's


Located at the iconic Parker Hotel, Norma's is a classy breakfast restaurant in Palm Springs. Inside, white-painted brick and hardwood ceilings and floors add great texture to this spare restaurant, which also sports leather chairs and booths....  Read More




A longtime local favorite, Clementine Gourmet Market and Cafe is the perfect spot to kick off an inspired day in Palm Desert. This Mediterranean-inspired cafe blends co-owners Christophe and Jennifer Douheret's respective French and Italian...  Read More


Grove Artisan Kitchen at Miramonte Resort & Spa


Located in the relaxing Miramonte Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, Grove Artisan Kitchen is known in the Coachella Valley for its use of local and homegrown produce. Chef Robert Nyerick uses citrus from the resort's groves and fresh produce from...  Read More




Modernism meets the restaurant scene at LULU California Bistro in downtown Palm Springs, the funkier, modern version of Acqua Pazza in Rancho Mirage. With sleek mid-century modern design and chic artwork, LULU has a modern vibe that embodies the...  Read More


Café des Beaux-Arts


If you're planning on spending a day checking out the designer boutiques on El Paseo, be sure to stop in at Cafe des Beaux-Arts for a French-inspired lunch. The Parisian patio is one of the most popular in Palm Desert, and inside, you'll enjoy a...  Read More




Nothing will ever compare to the dishes your grandmother used to make for you as a child, whether you were brought up on her top-secret meatloaf recipe or an oh-so-creamy mac and cheese. But you can come dangerously close at Wilma and Frieda's,...  Read More




While the Forever Marilyn statue has been getting a lot of attention for celebrating the iconic actress in her most famous pose, this downtown restaurant has long been celebrating with a life-sized statue of the blonde bombshell. With large...  Read More


Spencer's Restaurant


A casually elegant restaurant, Spencer's features Four-Star American fine cuisine with a French and Pacific Rim influence, prepared under the direction of Chef Eric Wadlund. Nestled at the base of soaring Mt. San Jacinto, Spencer's glamorous...  Read More




On any given morning, there's usually a crowd waiting to get into Cheeky's in Palm Springs. Before you let that deter you from eating here, know that anyone who's eaten at Cheeky's will tell you there's good reason for the wait. As one of Palm...  Read More


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Meet Marissa Willman

Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert...  More About Marissa

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