Brunching is a Greater Palm Springs ritual, with a number of excellent spots where you can enjoy a lazy (and boozy if you so desire!) brunch experience. Below are some favorite places!
CHI CHI AT THE AVALON HOTEL
Chi Chi has a breakfast and lunch menu offered on Saturdays and Sundays at the Avalon Hotel and Bungalows. Moffitt, a Palm Springs native and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, cites his hometown as a major inspiration while developing an eclectic menu of healthy California creations using desert-inspired ingredients. Among brunch options are the smoked salmon benedict, Chi Chi Cali breakfast burrito, sunrise sandwich, acai bowl, and classic country club sandwich.
Brunch served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (regular breakfast menu offered daily)
Delight in a delicious So-Cal Burrito, Florentine Omelet, or fluffy buttermilk pancakes at Brunch 101, Greater Palm Springs's newest brunch spot. Featuring many classic brunch essentials on top of their expansive menu of items with their own unique twist.
Breakfast served daily from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tucked back in the historic La Plaza center in downtown Palm Springs, FARM is a rustic-chic spot inspired by the south of France. Locally sourced produce, eggs and artisanal meats are incorporated into dishes like the Poulet a la crème crepes (chicken, mushroom, crème fraiche, herbs, white wine); bacon, chicken, and waffles (grilled chicken, sausage, bacon, waffles, French gravy); and the croissant breakfast sandwich (over easy eggs, gruyere, heirloom tomato, avocado, bacon, butter croissant). Coffee is served French-pressed and teas are loose-leaf, and their Bloody Mary has earned a reputation as one of the best in town.
Breakfast served daily from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
NORMA’S AT THE PARKER PALM SPRINGS
Norma’s at the Parker Palm Springs serves outstanding breakfast/brunch options, including savory egg dishes like the seared Maine lobster and asparagus omelet and Normalita’s Huevos Rancheros, as well as rich treats like the chocolate decadence French toast (covered in strawberries, pistachios, and Valrhona chocolate sauce). Pair your brunch with a refreshing mojito or Bellini or choose from one of their freshly made smoothies.
Breakfast served daily from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The expansive restaurant and lounge at Boozehounds creates a friendly and welcoming environment for all humans and their canines. There are three areas to choose from when reserving your place, featuring the main indoor dining room, equipped with booths, tables, couches, and chairs, to the open-air lounge and patio bar. Executive Chef Corey Baker and mixologist Justine Gordon create individually curated plates and cocktails infusing local and global flavors. Their brunch menu includes biscuits & longanisa gravy (house made buttermilk biscuit, chicken longanisa sausage gravy), blueberry ube cheese blintz (sweetened ricotta crepes, house made ube jam, blueberry juniper compote, matcha powder), and shrimp & grits (grilled bulldog sauce glazed prawns, sharp cheddar grits, house made pancette, cherry tomato, crispy fired shallots, thai basil gremolata).
Brunch served on Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
JW MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & SPA
You may be surprised to find at JW Marriott’s Rockwood Grill your brunch will start with a gondola ride across a lake! The eatery serves breakfast daily, with tons of options to choose from their specialty breakfast sandwich (fried egg, rosemary ham, aged cheddar, iceberg lettuce, tomato, grilled ciabatta, breakfast potatoes), wet breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs, refried beans, queso fresco, breakfast potatoes, crema fresca, avocado, pork sausage) and resort made granola and yogurt parfait or Belgian waffles (maple syrup, strawberries, whipped butter).
Breakfast daily from 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Located in Uptown Palm Springs, Jake’s offers upscale casual dining in their courtyard or inside, with their daily lunch menu featuring select brunch items like Jake’s Egg Sandwich (three scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon, heirloom tomato, avocado on a brioche bun) and monte Cubano sandwich (fresh roasted turkey, black forest ham, swiss cheese, pickles, dijonaise on egg dipped brioche bread). On the weekends they offer an extended brunch menu, with highlights like the chilaquiles (mild tomatoe sauce, homemade tortilla chips, 2 eggs any style, topped with queso fresco, sour cream, avocado, and side of pico de gallo, and served with refired beans), French Toast (with fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and warm Vermont maple syrup) and croque benedict (egg dipped grilled ham and cheese on sourdough topped with two sunny side eggs and hollandaise served with potatoes).
Lunch served Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
THE PINK CABANA
Located at Sands Hotel & Spa, The Pink Cabana is the ultimate brunch spot featuring a Moroccan-inspired ambiance serving Mediterranean cuisine, which has been recognized by LA Times, Forbes and others. To start off your morning, from their coffee and tea selections or sip on a cocktail, like the Hot to Trot or Cabana Colada. Their menu is diet friendly with options such as young lettuces (toasted almonds, shaved manchego, jerez vinaigrette), Sands breakfast (two eggs, Applewood smoked bacon, yukon golds, country bread) or grilled Rosie's chicken sandwich (pear and ginger marmalade, gruyere, aioli, arugula, telera roll).
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
You can’t go wrong with Cheeky’s, where breakfast is served all day and features highlights like a bacon flight (with a variety of flavors like jalapeno and maple), eggs benedict (with bacon and arugula on a cheddar scone), Chilaquiles (chorizo, tomatillo, queso fresco, cilantro, onion), croque madam Maui waffle (with ham, cheese pineapple, bechamel, and sunny eggs). Prepare for long lines on the weekend (they don’t take reservations), but it’s worth the wait!
Open Monday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LAS CASUELAS NUEVAS
Popular Rancho Mirage Mexican restaurant Las Casuelas Nuevas offers a fun Champagne Menu every Sunday, featuring an array of brunch staples such as made-to-order omelets, chilaquiles, huevos con chorizo, menudo, and fruit.
Brunch offered on Sundays only, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Si Bon in Rancho Mirage has the vibe of a quaint European bistro, serving Belgian-inspired fare. They offer breakfast daily featuring an expanded menu of crepes, omelettes, eggs benedict, quiche, Belgian waffles and more.
Breakfast daily from 8:00 a.m. – 11:0 a.m. on weekdays, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on weekends. Weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
EL JEFE AT THE SAGUARO HOTEL & POOL
Brunch at El Jefe at The Saguaro Hotel & Pool features Mexican influences, with dishes including Chilaquiles (fried eggs, salsa roja, queso fresco, crema), avocado toast (radishes, cilantro, California olive oil) and Saguaro breakfast (soft scramble, potatoes, bacon or sausage, homemade tortillas). Pair your brunch with a boozy drink, like their The Comeback or the special Mimosa Madness!
Brunch daily from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LA QUINTA BAKING COMPANY
La Quinta Baking Company is a casual café serving French-inspired cuisine and fresh baked goods. Try their Beignets, which are made fresh to order just like in New Orleans, or one of their eggs benedict or frittata varieties. You can also create your own omelette from a variety of ingredients, and sweets fans will love their Belgian waffle topped with berries and whipped cream.
Breakfast served daily from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Old school favorite Elmer’s, located in south Palm Springs, serves up tasty breakfast fare in large portions, with their traditional German Pancakes garnering rave reviews. They offer a large selection of three-egg omelettes, egg combos and egg skillets, as well as many sweet items like pancakes, French toast and crepes.
Breakfast served all day from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WILMA & FRIEDA
Wilma & Frieda’s, named after the owner’s two grandmothers, serves delicious comfort food with a contemporary twist. With two locations, one in downtown Palm Springs and the other located on El Paseo in Palm Desert, this is a perfect breakfast spot for jump-starting a day of shopping. Their signature griddled meatloaf & eggs features a thick cut of homestyle meatloaf topped with two eggs any style, or for a sweet treat try the blackberry custard French toast (bread pudding-like French toast topped with house made blackberry sauce and fresh blackberries). You will also love their fresh baked goods which can be enjoyed at a table or picked up to go.
Palm Desert: Brunch served daily from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Palm Springs: Brunch served daily from 8:00 – 2:00 p.m.
THE COLONY CLUB
The Colony Club restaurant at The Colony Palms Hotel and Bungalows serves up incredible options for breakfast. Dine al fresco on the patio next to the pool, where you can enjoy dishes like the baked cage free eggs, east coast breakfast sandwich, impossible vegan meatloaf, and brioche French toast.
Brunch served daily from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
KING’S HIGHWAY AT ACE HOTEL & SWIM CLUB
Breakfast is served daily in a vintage diner setting at King’s Highway at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Choose from their delectable pastries, eat a light breakfast when you choose their light options like the acai bowl or indulge in their breakfast burrito (organic egg, bacon, white cheddar, red onion cornichon) after conquering your morning hike or before hitting the town.
Breakfast served daily from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
BLUEMBER AT OMNI RANCHO LAS PALMAS
Start your day off with breakfast at bluEmber at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, where you can choose between seating options indoors and on the spacious patio overlooking the pool and golf course. Signature menu items include smoked salmon (cream cheese, tomato, capers, red onion on a toasted bagel), Rancho wrap (scrambled eggs, potato, peppers, onions, pork carnitas, chili verde, refried beans, avocado on a fresh tortilla) and brioche French toast (with fresh berries and maple syrup).
Breakfast is served daily from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., lunch is served until 3:00 p.m.
LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB
The sprawling and luxurious La Quinta Resort & Club offers many different breakfast and brunch options across their property, such as American comfort food daily in their Twenty6 restaurant, featuring a number of eggs benedict varieties, hotcakes, waffles, steak & eggs and much more.
Breakfast is served daily from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
For a classic Palm Springs experience, try breakfast or brunch at Spencer’s. The ambiance is great and so is the food, with breakfast service as well as a special Sunday brunch. Sunday brunch can be enjoyed via the standard menu or as part of a three-course prix fixe menu. Try one of their many varieties of eggs benedict, which are also all available gluten free, or one of the house specialties like the grilled salmon salad or the spinach and wild mushroom frittata.
Breakfast served Thursday to Monday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Sunday Brunch from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CITRUS & PALM AT MIRAMONTE RESORT & SPA
Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa has recently undergone a chic redesign, which includes the addition of the new Citrus & Palm restaurant. Brunch is served daily, with a menu that is updated seasonally and features local, farm-fresh ingredients. Menu highlights include brioche French toast (blueberry-lemon compote), avocado toast (on 9-grain bread, crushed avocado, arugula, tomato, cotija cheese, chives, cage free egg), and omelet Forestiere (Neuske bacon, tomato, mushrooms, fines herbs, Swiss cheese, breakfast potatoes, roasted tomato).
Brunch is served daily from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
These are just a few of our delicious options in Greater Palm Springs. If you are looking for more mouthwatering finds, visit www.dineGPS.com.
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