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

Whether you're planning on touring the historic architecture of Palm Springs, spending a day shopping on El Paseo or hanging out in downtown Palm Springs, you can't head out to explore Palm Springs without a proper breakfast. No matter where your Palm Springs adventure takes you, you'll have plenty of breakfast and brunch options to start your day off right. From all-American brunches and New York-style delis to Mediterranean-inspired breakfast, Palm Springs has the perfect breakfast restaurant to fuel your day.

If you're looking to start your day in Palm Springs with a chic brunch, head to Cheeky's. This popular brunch spot is known for its ever-changing breakfast menu, use of farm-fresh ingredients and five-piece bacon flight. Equally fresh and inspiring is the Mediterranean-inspired fare at Clementine Gourmet Market and Cafe in Palm Desert. This orange-accented cafe specializes in gourmet offerings like green eggs and ham cups, breakfast paninis and fresh croissants toasted and topped with Nutella. For heartier breakfast options, try Sherman's Deli and Bakery in Palm Springs. This New York-style deli offers buttery French toast, hearty omelettes and a full menu of gourmet fish. For an upscale affaire, try Spencer's Restaurant, which serves American fare like egg scrambles, potato pancakes and banana nut pancakes.



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Spencer's Restaurant


For a luxurious breakfast or brunch in Palm Springs, there's no better choice than Spencer's Restaurant. This upscale restaurant is renowned for its outdoor patio, romantic ambiance and classic American cuisine. Start your day off with a special...  Read More



Hearty breakfast plates and generous portion sizes are the name of the game at Don and Sweet Sue's Cafe. This diner in the heart of Cathedral City specializes in old-fashioned American breakfast fare, a perfect way to start your day in Palm...  Read More



Start your day New York-style by dining on the patio of Sherman's Deli and Bakery, a popular Palm Springs restaurant just off the downtown strip. This restaurant is known for its fresh bagels, which make a great breakfast when combined with the...  Read More



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