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!
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Let’s just start by saying Cheeky’s has a world-famous bacon breakfast flight and that alone is worth a trip to this made from scratch-style eatery. Nibbling on applewood, miso, jalapeño, apple cinnamon 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 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 scones. Morning cocktails, too. Cheeky’s has their own chickens which are fed a special diet, so diners truly get fresh morning eggs! Breakfast daily 8am to 2pm. cheekysps.com
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. Breakfast Monday to Friday, 8am to 11 am; Brunch Saturday am Sunday 8am to 3pm. colonypalmshotel.com
Farm feels like patio dining at its finest with its charming string lights, red umbrellas, chandeliers and clusters of bougainvillea. With a cafe au lait in hand, one is transported to Provence and the dreamy setting calls for a leisurely late morning breakfast. Linger over lattes and 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. Daily 8am to 2pm. farmpalmsprings.com
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. Breakfast 7am to 2pm. kingshighwaydiner.com
If you’re looking for a delicious caffeine fix from fine-roasted beans head to Koffi’s, 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, grilled breakfast sandwiches and yogurt parfaits. Open daily 6:30am to 5pm. kofficoffee.com