How Locals Do Breakfast & Brunch in Palm Springs

Heading to Palm Springs? Whether your itinerary includes nature excursions, golf courses, boutique stores, or simple poolside relaxation, you’ll want to start your day on the right foot: with a delicious breakfast!

Don’t leave the day’s first meal up to chance. Here are some of the best, locally-loved places for breakfast in Palm Springs:

The Kitchen Restaurant @ Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs 

Whoever said breakfast and rock & roll don’t mix? Not us. At the Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, you can embrace the laid-back spirit of the desert, mixed with stylish music-inspired decor to bring out your inner rock star. Grab a booth or sit outside on the patio for a meal with a side of sunshine. This Palm Springs brunch spot is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and offers traditional breakfast dishes, as well as hearty options like Biscuits N Gravy and Southern-inspired Chicken & Waffles.

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
150 S Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

LULU California Bistro

While a hearty breakfast is ideal to fuel you up for a day of hiking or shopping, brunch, on the other hand, is all about the experience. And if you’re looking for the best brunch in Palm Springs, with the perfect ambiance to boot, look no further than LULU California Bistro.

This downtown Palm Springs brunch spot is swanky, funky, and modern, offering two floors of indoor seating as well as a spacious patio right on Palm Canyon Drive. On Sundays, $19.99 covers your 3-course brunch, complete with appetizer, entree, and dessert, along with add-ons for mimosas, bellinis, and other beverages. If you’re looking for a place to post up, people-watch, and sip on some a.m. cocktails, add LULU to your list.

LULU California Bistro
200 S Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Cheeky’s

Specializing in farm-to-table cuisine,  Cheeky’s in downtown Palm Springs offers an eclectic menu that rotates weekly to allow for the freshest ingredients. Fan favorites — like the bacon flight, featuring 5 different “flavors” of bacon — are available year-round, as are the delicious fresh-squeezed juices and homemade pastries. You’ll also find kid-friendly options and gluten-free dishes. While the restaurant is a little small inside, guests can also sit outside on the delightful patio. Just be warned: there’s usually a line at this popular breakfast joint!

Cheeky’s
622 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Pinnochio in the Desert

Looking for the life-size Marilyn Monroe statue you’ve seen all over Instagram? You can find it right here in front of Pinnochio in the Desert, another one of the best places for breakfast in Palm Springs. This kitschy bistro features an all-day happy hour and an amazing brunch deal, with $4.99 bottomless champagne and an extensive food menu. It’s usually lively, loud and packed here, so get ready to start the party early.

Pinnochio in the Desert
134 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

John’s Restaurant

For the traditionalists, John’s Restaurant offers one of the best breakfasts in Palm Springs. It’s a no-frills, fast-casual, and family-friendly destination offering some of the best value for enticing options like buttermilk pancakes, omelets, and country-fried steak and eggs. Trust us, with the generous portions here, you won’t leave hungry! As a bonus, breakfast is served all day — just as it should be.

John’s Restaurant
900 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

With these fantastic options in mind, you can fuel up and start your day with some of the best breakfast in Palm Springs. The pancakes, omelettes, and bacon flights are waiting for you — enjoy!

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