Best Breakfast in Palm Springs

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Whether you are seeking a pre-hike caffeine boost, poolside omelets, a boozy brunch or hangover feast, Palm Springs has a slew of memorable morning spots from kitschy and casual, to upscale and urbane. Get a green juice fix, try a flight of bacon, or get transported to Provence at these charming eateries!

Feature photo: Courtesy of King’s Highway

A person cuts into chicken and waffles at Cheeky's in Palm Springs breakfast


Let’s just start by saying Cheeky’s has a world-famous bacon flight on their brunch menu, and that alone is worth a trip to this made-from-scratch-style eatery. Nibbling on applewood, miso, jalapeño, passion fruit and Bloody Mary bacon just might be a carnivore’s dream. Pecan streusel coffee cake and sell-out cinnamon rolls champion the house-made sweet selection, and fresh pressed green juice satisfies the health-conscious. The seasonal, rotating menu covers all bases from steel-cut oatmeal and buttermilk waffles to cheesy scrambled eggs and avo toast, to a few standouts like chilaquiles, and Blondie’s eggs Benedict with bacon, arugula and homemade hollandaise on a cheddar scone. Don’t miss their morning cocktails, too!

A plate of eggs Benedict and breakfast potatoes

The Colony Club

For poolside baked eggs and a Bloody, head to this historic property, reimagined by all-star designer Steve Hermann. Its gorgeous art deco design makes the prickly pear Bellinis even sexier. Morning delights lean into the Hollywood healthier side with almond and date smoothies, Greek yogurt parfaits, egg white scrambles, and avocado toast on nine-grain grilled sourdough with summer veggies. Or you can go big with the brioche French toast with cream cheese frosting and strawberry compote. The menu expands for brunch with the addition of fresh melon and cucumber salad, vegan meatloaf, and pan roasted sea bass. Part of the allure is knowing this historic hotel has hosted Hollywood’s glam set, racehorse millionaires, gamblers and mobsters.

A wooden table with a plate of French toast at Farm


6 La Plaza, Palm Springs


Farm feels like patio dining at its finest with its charming string lights, red umbrellas, chandeliers and clusters of bougainvillea. Digging into a buttery crepe, one is transported to Provence, and the dreamy setting calls for a leisurely late morning breakfast. Linger over a serving of baked brie or lemon butter crepes. Splurge on French toast with caramelized bananas and rum or a perfectly folded French omelet with foraged wild mushrooms and goat cheese. Croque Madames, crab cake Benedict and brie-pear and date jam sandwiches further elevate the European-forward menu. Delicious French press coffee buttons up the culinary experience.

A plate of pancakes with a cup of coffee and juice at King's Highway in Palm Springs

King's Highway

Ace Hotel

701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs


The roadside diner at the Ace Hotel dishes out a surprisingly great farm-to-table morning feast. Slide into a booth for burly breakfast burrito or fluffy ricotta pancakes with endless cups of Stumptown coffee. Other standouts include huevos rancheros, veggie scrambles, a salmon lox plate and decadent eggs Benedict. Those in the know will appreciate the tasty Date Shake, a classic desert tradition. The setting, a revamped Denny’s, emanates a bohemian retro vibe with its stone walls, reflecting mirrors, vintage hanging lights, and colored glass. Think Ace cool in the heat of the desert.

The exterior of Koffi, a breakfast restaurant in Palm Springs


Multiple locations

If you’re looking for a delicious caffeine fix from fine-roasted beans head to Koffi, whose four locations include three in Palm Springs and one in Rancho Mirage. Their cold brew, made with authentic, organic, house-roasted New Guinea origin coffee, is slowly steeped in small batches. There’s also caramel and hazelnut lattes, foamy cappuccinos, Belgian hot chocolate, iced mochas and fruit smoothies on the extensive drink menu. Grab-and-go eats deliver a quick and satisfying breakfast of made-from-scratch scones and muffins, flaky bear claws, toasted breakfast sandwiches and yogurt parfaits.

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