If you hear someone shout “brunch!” in Palm Springs, it probably means they’re on their way to Cheeky’s. Open only until 2pm each day, this cafe has become the absolute go-to morning dining destination in Palm Springs. We’re warning you now: the line gets ridiculous. But for those who tough it out, a fantastic rotating menu of hangover curing breakfast foods awaits. Two words: bacon flight.
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Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe
For an affordable brunch filled with comfort food in Palm Springs, Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe is the place to go.
The Real Italian Deli
The Real Italian Deli is a small, order-at-the-counter spot in Palm Springs, with some of the best sandwiches in town.
Crazy Coyote Tacos
Stopping at Mexican spot Crazy Coyote in Banning for their giant tacos is mandatory on any drive to or from Palm Springs.
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The Front Yard
The Front Yard at the Garland Hotel in Studio City has decent food and great drinks, and is always a party.
The best bagel spot in town, Maury’s is a fantastic go-to for breakfast or lunch - no matter where your coastal allegiance lies.
If you’re in Gardena for breakfast (or anywhere close), you need to head right to Painter’s Tape for their excellent Japanese-influenced cafe food.
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King’s Highway in the Palm Springs Ace has one of the best breakfasts in town in a not-cheesy retro atmosphere.
Norma’s in Palm Springs has the best patio for brunch in town, and it’s certainly more about the scene than the expensive eggs.
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