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A Guide to Breakfast in Greater Palm Springs

Writer: Crystal Harrell  Palm Springs Breakfast

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day, and in Greater Palm Springs, there’s no shortage of choices when it comes to selecting which morning dish you’re in the mood to enjoy. From homestyle, tried-and-true classics like eggs and a hearty stack of pancakes to more avant-garde selections like candy-coated bacon or French toast topped with Swiss cheese, there’s a little something for everyone to dig into at the breakfast table. Find out what the top picks are for the best breakfast venues in Greater Palm Springs that will make you want to stay for lunch and dinner.

 

1 | Better Than What Mom Makes Palm Springs Breakfast

Wilma & Frieda

Wilma & Frieda is known for putting their own spin on traditional favorites! The signature dishes at this eatery include blackberry custard French toast with house-made blackberry sauce and home-style meatloaf topped with two eggs. If nothing else, be sure you don’t leave without trying one of their house-made pop tarts!

Wilma & Frieda
73575 El Paseo Dr, Ste 2310
Palm Desert, CA
760.773.2807

 

2 | Save Some Mushroom for Another Omelet Palm Springs Breakfast

TRIO

TRIO is where Palm Springs comes to eat. It’s home to mouthwatering brunch dishes such as the classic chicken and waffles—a fluffy Belgian base garnished with crispy fried chicken, maple butter and bacon. For a healthier side of sunshine, try the avocado toast (topped with poached eggs, alfalfa sprouts and sun-dried tomato pesto) or the wild mushroom omelet with jack and cheddar cheese. If the new wave diet isn’t for you, the trademark fried egg sandwich is a hearty alternative; it features applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, tomatoes and roasted red pepper aioli on a brioche bun. These morning munchies can be served with a side of fresh fruit and breakfast potatoes (homegrown in California) to complete your dining experience. Mornings have never looked better!

TRIO
707 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.864.8746

 

3 | Breakfast and a View Palm Springs Breakfast

Acqua California Bistro

Acqua California Bistro offers a relaxing outdoor patio and great mountain views in addition to delectable, French-style crepe options like blueberry, strawberry and rich chocolate-hazelnut, always served with fresh whipped cream. Try the Monte Cristo with turkey, ham and Swiss cheese served with a side of strawberry preserves and fresh fruit for a sweet and savory taste.

 Acqua California Bistro
71800 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270     
760.862.9800

 

4 | How Much Can You Fit On a Bagel? Palm Springs Breakfast

Wexler’s Deli

Wexler’s Deli serves up some scrumptious breakfast sandwiches for hungry early-risers, like the Big Poppa, a bagel stuffed with pastrami, egg and cheddar cheese. Salmon lovers will want to try the lox, which is so soft and flavorful it practically melts in your mouth. To fill you up, all bagels and sandwiches are served with a pickle spear and a small side of coleslaw or potato salad.

Wexler’s Deli
1551 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.507.1650

 

5 | An Egg-cellent Choice Palm Springs Breakfast

AC3 Restaurant + Bar

Set as a complementary sister restaurant to TRIO, AC3 Restaurant + Bar boasts a menu created by Chef Andrew Copley of “new American food with a twist,” as described by Tony Marchese, co-owner of the two eateries. From sweet confections to savory meat-lover dishes, AC3 appeals to everyone. Try the “2 Eggs Your Way” deal served with potatoes and a choice of bacon, smoked ham, or chicken or pork sausage, along with toast or a biscuit. If you want to indulge, order the oven-baked vanilla pancakes, which are drizzled with blueberry sauce and served with a side of applewood bacon and honey Greek yogurt. There are also vegetarian options available on the menu, while many of the appetizers and entrees can be modified to be served gluten-free. It’s always a good time for a breakfast break.

AC3 Restaurant + Bar
45350 Larkspur Ln 
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.340.6069

 

6 | California Continental Classics Palm Springs Breakfast

Norma’s

Serving up breakfast all day and night, Norma’s in Palm Springs always delivers a culinary collection that will make your mornings much sweeter. Try the mouthwatering Irresistible Banana-Macadamia Nut Flap Jacks (topped with whipped cream and brown sugar) or the Eggs Florentine, served with sautéed spinach, fingerling potato home fries and applewood smoked bacon for a delicious dining experience. If an old-fashioned, hearty breakfast is not your style, Norma’s also offers a wide range of breakfast salads on their Rabbit Food menu. Try the Zesty Rock Lobster and Mango Salad or the famous Nice Salad—made with chopped iceberg lettuce, tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, olives and a Dijon basil vinaigrette. 

Native Knowledge: Ingredients for each dish include fresh, vibrant produce grown in sunny California.

Norma’s
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.770.5000

 

7 | Lobster for Breakfast? Yes, Please! Palm Springs Breakfast

Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Workshop Kitchen + Bar is perfect for a night out, but it also packs a punch when it comes to their flavorful Sunday brunch options. Try the Maine Lobster Breakfast Burrito, made with breakfast potatoes, eggs, avocado, prosciutto, cannellini beans and smoky fresh salsa. Don’t forget to order bottomless mimosas, which are made with fresh-squeezed, locally sourced oranges.

Workshop Kitchen + Bar
800 N Palm Canyon Dr 
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.459.3451

 

8 | Breakfast Date for One

The Cafe at Shields

The Cafe at the famous Shields Date Garden offers breakfast specials that feature free-range chicken and all-natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef. Enjoy a refreshing mix of Mexican cuisine and homestyle country staples that are sure to be the highlight of your morning. Try the authentic Machaca con Huevo y Frijoles, consisting of two eggs with shredded beef, red bell pepper and onion, served with a side of beans and country-style potatoes. For a more traditional meal, the Biscuit and Gravy dish is smothered with The Cafe’s own homemade gravy over a warm biscuit, two eggs any style and a choice of a meat side dish.

Native Knowledge: Once discontinued from the menu, the Huevos Rancheros dish is back by popular demand and features ranchera sauce topped with cactus.

The Cafe at Shields
80225 Hwy 111
Indio, CA 92201
760.775.0902

9 | Breakfast in the Palm of Your Hand

The Palms Cafe

For a breakfast experience with some desert flair, The Palms Cafe serves up all the fixings of a traditional morning meal, as well as savory Mexican dishes that will add some spice to your day.  For a taste of real buttermilk pancakes, try a wheat short stack topped with fresh strawberries. All omelets are served with a choice of home fries, hash browns, cottage cheese, sliced tomatoes or fresh fruit. The Southwest omelet is a local favorite, made with grilled chicken, Ortega chilies, jack cheese, and guacamole, paired nicely with the Mexican omelet—a mix of seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, guacamole, and sour cream. It’s the best of both cultures.

The Palms Cafe
79255 Hwy 111, Ste. 6
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.984.0286

 

10 | Bloody Marys or Bacon? Both? Both.

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

Eight4Nine is on trend when it comes to atmosphere and what they are serving up in the kitchen for brunch. Ina’s Scottish breakfast is a hot ticket item, consisting of one farm egg, British bacon, banger sausage, mushrooms, roasted tomato and a potato scone. Plus, treat yourself to the Deep Fried Bacon Bloody Mary made with vodka, tomato juice, Tabasco, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, deep-fried bacon, jalapeno olives and a celery stick garnished with a lemon and lime with a half celery salt rim. Cheers!

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
849 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.325.8490

 

11 | Nothing Beats Avo Toast

Juniper Table

Juniper Table specializes in Palm Springs-inspired cuisine that is sure to make your mouth water. Their signature avocado flatbread is a must, with turmeric, hazelnut, greens, sesame and serrano chili added for seasoning. If you have a sweet tooth, their dessert menu featuring seasonal tarts, flourless chocolate cake and a cookie platter is available after 11 a.m.

Juniper Table
100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way 
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.904.5032

 

12 | Breakfast in a French Lavender Field

FARM

Experience a taste of the Provencal French countryside with the succulent breakfast menu items offered at FARM. The Champignons Et Fromage crepe is just what you need to excite your palate, or for a more traditional approach, try the croissant sandwich with tomato, avocado and eggs over-easy. 

Native Knowledge: All of the produce, eggs and artisanal meats served in the restaurant are locally sourced. 

FARM
6 La Plaza
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.2724

 

13 | Wake Up on the Right Side of the Bread

Sherman’s Deli & Bakery

Known for their delectable, freshly baked cakes, Sherman’s Deli & Bakery is also an excellent breakfast stop. Served all day, some of the breakfast menu highlights include the sweet Thick French Toast, flavored delicately with rich butter and syrup; the California Joe, consisting of ground beef, onions, mushrooms, spinach and Muenster cheese—scrambled together; and the Corned Beef Hash, made from the restaurant’s own special recipe. All egg plates can be paired with potatoes or sliced ruby red tomatoes. A bagel or piece of toast can also be substituted and slathered with your choice of cream cheese or butter and jam. 

Native Knowledge: An episode of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” with Guy Fieri was filmed here!

Sherman’s Deli & Bakery
73161 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.568.1350
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery
401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.325.1199

 

14 | Bring Your Pup Too!

Jake’s

Jake’s is an all-American eatery with plenty of dining options—even for the health-conscious—on its menu. We love the Healthy Scramble, made with scrambled egg whites, soy chorizo, sliced tomato and avocado on nine-grain toast topped with feta cheese and organic mixed greens.

Native Knowledge: Jake’s is named after the owner’s West Highland Terrier that passed away in 2016. Because of this restaurant’s love of dogs, your furry-friend is warmly welcomed here and treated with biscuits and their own water bowl while you eat.

Jake’s
664 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.4400

 

15 | Ditch the Beer for a Bacon Flight

Cheeky’s

Cheeky’s is a bacon lover’s dream come true. The restaurant is known for its unique bacon bar, which hosts a variety of one-of-a-kind flavors, like Parmesan, jalapeño and on some occasions, sprinkled with Nerds candy or candy corn. Oh, they also have eggs, pancakes and other breakfast classics. 

Native Knowledge: The menu at Cheeky’s changes on a weekly basis, so it’s never quite the same experience every time.

Cheeky’s
622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.7595