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10 Places Get Some Bangin’ Breakfast in Greater Palm Springs

A Guide to Breakfast in Greater Palm Springs

Written By: Tatiana Servin De Maio of Locale Magazine

When you’re headed to the Palm Springs area, include brunch—or breakfast if you’re up early—on the itinerary, just like you would a midcentury home tour. In the desert, you’ll find some of the best and most creative breakfasts imaginable, leaving you to write a love letter to the city about your vacation: Dear, Palm Springs: We love you and your breakfast.

Breakfast in greater Palm Springs

Three-Course Menu

Lulu California Bistro

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Lulu California Bistro is a staple of the downtown strip with its expansive outdoor patio. With the dream of crafting their restaurant into an exceptional spot for vacationers, Lulu features breakfast, lunch and dinner with an award-winning three-course brunch menu with everyone’s favorites from pancakes and French toast to Southwest-inspired dishes and an extensive list of benedicts and omelettes—also available at Acqua in Rancho Mirage!

Native Knowledge: Named “Best Brunch in California” by Tripping.com and “Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the U.S.” by OpenTable.

Lulu California Bistro
200 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262     
760.327.5858

 

Creativity and Culture Come to Life

Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe

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Wilma and Frieda’s offers comfort food with a twist, reinventing classics for foodies. The heartiness of their dishes, along with their ever-changing specials and baked goods, have won the hearts of visitors. Don’t forget to try their breakfast tarts which have a huge following all on their own.

Native Knowledge: Kelly McFall of Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe notes “our [top five items are] Breakfast Tarts, Short Rib Eggs Benedict, Griddled Meatloaf & Eggs, and my new favorite, the Crispy Mustard Glazed Bacon Chicken Sandwich on multigrain.

Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe
73575 El Paseo, Ste 2310
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.773.2807

 

Home Sweet Citrus & Palm

Citrus & Palm

Friday fuel: lemon ricotta pancakes 🥞😍

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Citrus & Palm features a variety of unique, healthy items on their menu, including their Olive Oil and Honey Granola and Chia Seed Parfait. Their avocado toast is a local fave, made with toasted farro, watercress, heirloom tomatoes and organic eggs.

Native Knowledge: They have a citrus and herb garden on property that smells amazing! Pets are welcome on their outdoor patio.

Citrus & Palm
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.341.2200

 

So Fresh and So Clean

FARM

– ☕️#brunch#palmsprings#instafood#foodporn

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Step into FARM’s kitchen and experience the historic charm of a traditional, Provencal-style café. Try their wildly popular Croque Madame. If you love the little details, then this little spot will take you away from the city for the morning and into a world of loose-leaf teas and French-press coffee.

Native Knowledge: All of their jams are made in-house.

FARM
6 La Plaza
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.2724

 

A Perfect Blend

Spencer’s

Happiness on a plate. #waytomyheart #palmsprings #brunch #visitpalmsprings

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The ambiance at Spencer’s is a harmonious concoction of vogueish refinement and restful casualness. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer’s menu features many options for eggs Benedict including a Surf and Turf Benedict with a sautéed Maryland crab cake and grilled medallion of beef.

Native Knowledge: Their outdoor patio is award-winning and a favorite feature among returning patrons.

Spencer’s
701 W Baristo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.3446

 

Bottomless Dreams

Pinocchio in the Desert

Desert vacationers flock to Pinocchio in the Desert for its extensive menu and $5 mimosas—no lie. We’re told that pairing your bottomless Champagne with a carafe of fresh orange juice is the way to go. Experience the local, low-key vibe with everything you’ve come to love about the diner.

Native Knowledge: They are known for their $4.95 bottomless Champagne.

Pinocchio in the Desert
134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.3776

 

Purple Haze, A Brunch Story

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

Head over to the Purple Palm if you are captivated by imaginative new American cuisine served in a classic Hollywood hideaway setting. While swept up in the whimsical wallpaper design, try the Cornmeal Pancakes served with vanilla maple whipped cream cheese, orange honey syrup and bourbon banana jam.

Native Knowledge: Their French press coffee is Laughing Crow from Koffi Organic French Roast.

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel
572 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.969.1818

 

Breakfast in the ‘60s

Norma’s

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Norma’s is equal parts ambiance and chow. Step into a brightly-colored scene fresh out of a page from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, sip on your complimentary smoothie shooter, and order the ever popular Huevos Rancheros or the Very Berry Brioche French Toast, or both.

Norma’s
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.770.5000

Where Paris Fell in Love with Palm Springs

L’Atelier Cafe

Le Croque Madame and Rasberry Beignet

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While honeymooning in Palm Springs, the owners of L’Atelier Café loved the desert so much they stayed and shared their delicious French pastries, originally served in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, with all of us. Try the Le Croque Madame, a traditional Jambon de Paris and Gruyere Cheese Sandwich topped with an egg.

Native Knowledge: Located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel.

L’Atelier Cafe
129 La Plaza
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.778.7895

 

Tongue in Cheeky’s

Cheeky’s


Many a local will tell you all about how good the food truly is at Cheeky’s—bacon flights, custard scrambled eggs and famous corn pancakes. If you are into creative breakfasting, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to feast from a menu uniquely serving classic combinations with unconventional flavor.

Cheeky’s
622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.7595

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Your Favorite Breakfast Dishes Are Now Empanadas At This Popular Food Truck

When you hear the word “empanada,” the first thing that usually comes to mind is, ‘delicious.’

Since so many of us are head-over-heels in love with these small, half-moon shaped, crispy, meat-filled morsels of heaven, we had the La Empanada Food Truck come up with some never-before-seen, brunchitized renditions just for Foodbeast’s BRUNCHFEST presented by Hubert’s Lemonade.

La Empanada created two brunch-inspired empanadas: Croque Madame and Huevos Rancheros. These two hearty, hand crafted empanadas will wrap you up with satisfaction with every warm, flaky mouthful.

While all empanadas are created equal, the Croque Madame is loaded up with thick slices of ham and super melty cheese. Protip: Break the croque madame in half just to tease your friends on Instagram with a lucious cheese pull before you take the first bite — tag Hubert’s Lemonade while you’re at it.  

The Huevos rancheros is stuffed with chorizo, red beans and Monterey Jack cheese, and will provide the sustenance you need to Brunchfest all day long.

Both empanadas were topped with a sunny side up egg waiting to be popped because, well, brunch.


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This Eggs Benedict Bacon Potato Pie Is The Remix Of Brunch That We All Deserve

Say it with me now. Slowly. Eggs… Benedict… Bacon… Potato… Pie. Sure it’s a mouthful to say, but the concept itself is enough to salivate over a mouthful of it.

If the vision’s still a little hazy, let me clear things up for you: Imagine layers of thinly sliced potatoes, melty American cheese, onions and sausage, all embraced in a cloak of bacon and baked. Then this otherworldly brunch pie is crowned with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.

Concocted by the “Undisputed Breakfast Champ” and YouTube star Josh Elkin in partnership with Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, the Eggs Benedict Bacon Potato Pie is just one of the many crazy brunch items re-imagined by the duo for a ‘Brunch Remix’ menu that is stacked with brunch items that push the envelope on creativity.

Here’s the rundown of the full ‘Brunch Remix’ menu by Josh Elkin and Plan Check Kitchen + Bar:

Eggs Benedict Bacon Potato Pie
Eggs Benny Burger
Tex Mex Benedict Quesadilla
Oreo Cinnamon Cruller

This one of a kind brunch situation is only available Sunday, February 25 to Sunday, March 18, 2018 during regular business hours at all Plan Check locations in addition to brunch hours. So hop to it before you miss out on the official remix and end up settling for more of the same old brunch fare.

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LA’s Hottest Brunch Spot Just Unveiled An All Cereal Dinner Menu

Breakfast is the best meal of the day, which is why it shouldn’t be overlooked once the clock passes noon. Whether it’s eggs and bacon or cereal, there are no limitations for when you should indulge in your morning favorites, and you’ll be happy to know an overwhelming portion of the population agrees.

For all you cereal fans out there, Kellogg’s has dreamed up the perfect dinner situation with you in mind.

The Los Angeles-based cafe Sqirl and Kellogg’s have teamed up to bring you “Breakfast For Dinner,” a unique, limited-time, breakfast-themed pop-up featuring innovative sweet, savory and delicious cereal-infused dishes that are sure to please any breakfast-lover.

Beginning Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23, Sqirl is showing off its love for brinner, and you should too. Here’s a little sneak peak of some of the special items being offered.

Mark your calendars and bring your appetite, because no one wants to miss Breakfast For Dinner.

1. Froot Loops French Toast

This is Sqirl’s famed French toast, made with Froot Loops-steeped custard, topped with Froot Loops steeped creme fraiche, and finished with “Plum Jam” and Fruit Loops Streusel.

This cornucopia of flavors will transport you back to the days of your childhood as you embark on a journey of familiar sugary sweetness. The soft, buttery texture of the French Toast is elevated by the crispiness of Froot Loops.

2. Krispies Egg

Who doesn’t love sausage and eggs for breakfast? This Krispies Scotch Egg is an egg wrapped in Sqirl’s house pork sausage and breaded in Rice Krispies before frying.

A new way of presenting a “Scotch Egg,” it’s served with a market salad tossed with radish, shallot and Rice Krispies to keep the theme going.

3. Special K Tonkatsu Breakfast Bowl

Kokuho Rose Brown Rice, Special K cereal crusted and fried pork cutlet, tonkatsu sauce, pickles, sesame seed soft egg. A cross between southern fried steak and eggs, this savory pork cutlet, and soft-boiled egg find a perfect balance between the crispiness of Special K cereal.

4. Matcha Rice Krispies Treats with Smoked Strawberries

These are Rice Krispies with homemade fluff, green tea powder and smoked strawberries. If you’ve ever enjoyed adding fruit to your cereal, this soft and chewy treat is a must-try. Imagine a strawberry-infused Rice Krispies Treat, but with a twist.

5. Kellogg’s Cereal-Infused Sqirl Jam

What’s breakfast without toast and jam? For those that love to spread their jam on thick, this Sqirl and Kellogg’s cereal and fruit-infused jam was made specially for you.

Featuring peach and Frosted Flakes, and Plum and Raisin Bran, these sweet and fruity spreads create the perfect dichotomy between the familiar cereals of childhood, paired with the maturity of elegant fruit flavors.

Be careful, you might not want to share these limited time offerings. And if you can’t make it, why not experiment with creating these Kellogg’s treats in your own kitchen? Deliciousness knows no bounds.

Photos by Peter Pham


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Jack In The Box Debuts Mobile Game Along With New Munchie Items

It looks like Jack In The Box is stepping into the gaming industry with a new campaign to promote some savory new Munchie menu items. Monday, the fast food chain launched their new mobile-optimized game: Crave Crashers.

Jack in the Box fans 13 years and older can drive a virtual version of the brand’s Crave Van and deliver the new Munchie Mash+Up items to hungry customers in an animated environment.

New munchies include the Wakey Bake Hash (three cheeses, bacon, fried egg, garlic herb butter), H’angry Chicken Hash (chicken nuggets in white cheese, buttermilk ranch, buffalo sauce), and Jack’d Jalapeño Hash (jalapeños, bacon, melted cheese).

Boy, we’d have a hard time not nibbling at the food if we were charged with delivery. Luckily, that’s not the case.

Each snackable-sized munchie is available for $3 at participating Jack In The Box locations for a limited time. Check out the Crave Crashers game, too, if you have a chance. Like most items on the Jack In The Box menu, they’ll more than likely be addicting.

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We Discovered The Meaning Of Life In This Eggs Benedict Pizza

Our favorite two brunch items of all time are always a split between Eggs Benedict and Breakfast Pizza. Both extremely palatable, and both visually striking. Usually we alternate ordering the two, so as to not pick favorites, but it appears we won’t have to any longer.

Jinny’s Pizzeria in Santa Ana, CA has added a new limited-time pizza to their weekend menu combining the best elements of the two brunch items.

The Eggs Benedict Pizza is made with Jinny’s signature pizza crust topped with a blend of Fontina & Mozzarella Cheese, Prosciutto, Basil, sous vide poached eggs, and of course, a Hollandaise drizzle.

While the pizza is only available for a limited time through the month of August, it may stick around if it becomes popular enough. We actually got to try some recently and you can bet it’ll be popular. Couldn’t stop at merely a single slice.

A while back Jinny’s also created an immensely popular Spaghetti Pizza that left our hearts fluttering and our tummies roaring.

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Open-Faced Mussel Sandwich Is The Seafood Dish You Must Try This Summer


In the digitally driven world of Instagram-able food, it’s hard to focus on the beauty and allure of fine dining. However, Tabañero Hot Sauce and FOODBEAST are working to eliminate that issue with this Open-Faced Mussel Sandwich as part of our The Tabasutra Series.

This strikingly beautiful and sophisticated seafood plate reimagines the classic restaurant dish, and also incorporates the elegance of one of the most recognized Tabasutra poses known to man — but we’ll get to that later.

Sautéed in a mixture of shallots, cumin seed, garlic, red bell pepper, and a red wine vinegar, and served on two thick slices of French bread, this sandwich will give any foodie an instant O-face.

That’s probably why “The Sommelier” was the perfect candidate for this exotic Tabasutra grip.

With 12-15 freshly cooked black mussels, a healthy helping of harissa paste for spice, this Tabañero mussel sandwich packs a spicy seafood punch you’ll only be able to recreate with the help of the Tabasutra Series recipe book.

So, what’s your favorite Tabasutra position?

Ingredients
For the harissa

3oz Tabañero hot sauce

1/2 cup red onion, minced

1/2 tsp caraway seed

1/2 tsp coriander seed

1/2 tsp cumin seed

4 cloves garlic minced

1 roasted red bell pepper

olive oil, as needed

3oz red wine vinegar

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 tbsp unsalted butter

For the mussels

2 thick slices of baguette or French bread

1/2 c chopped fennel

Fennel fronds for garnish

1/2 c heirloom cherry tomatoes

1 shallot, diced finely

1/2 c white wine

1 tbsp unsalted butter

12-15 fresh black mussels

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Harissa

Step 1

Toast all the dried seeds in a sauté pan on medium until fragrant, be careful not to burn. Roast Bell pepper on open flame until charred black, and then immediately put in bowl and wrap with plastic so it can steam off charred skin. When cool, peel skin under running water, de-seed and rough chop. Put dried seeds in a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle, grind, and reserve.

Step 2

In a sauté pan, add 1 tablespoon of butter and sauté garlic and onion till translucent. Add tomato paste and deglaze with red wine vinegar and reserve.

Step 3

In a food processor, combine the sautéed garlic, onion, and tomato paste. Mix with the dried spices, Tabañero hot sauce, and roasted bell peppers and pulse. Drizzle olive oil and season to taste until desired consistency and flavor is achieved.

Mussel sandwich

Step 4

In a medium sauté pan heat vegetable oil. Add in shallots and chopped fennel and sauté until translucent. Add in Mussels and harissa paste and deglaze with white wine. Cover the sauté pan and cook until mussels are completely open, approximately 2min.

Step 5

Mount with butter and season to taste to make sauce. Toast bread and spread sauce on bread, pick mussels out of shell and build open faced sandwich. Garnish with sliced heirloom tomatoes and fennel fronds. Assemble like an avocado toast.

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Created in partnership with Tabañero 

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NYC’s Most Impressive Lineup of Brunch Sandwiches Is At The Horny Ram

There’s a new kid in town and it’s serving up two syrupy and succulent brunch sandwiches that will have you coming back for more. The Horny Ram, younger sibling of the equally naughty-named Flying Cock, is making a statement with their comfort food creations.

First up, we got the Chicken & Waffle Sandwich. Not like your typical sweet and savory favorite, this sandwich offers cornflake-crusted fried chicken topped with a fried egg, cheddar cheese, avocado, and is with drizzled maple syrup in between two buttermilk waffles. Trust, every bite will be like a gift from the brunch gods.

If you’re on the fence between ordering a burger or pancakes for brunch, The Horny Ram also delivers the best of both worlds with their Pancake Burger — a juicy Pat LaFrieda burger patty with melted American cheese, topped with bacon and fried egg in between two pancakes as the bun.

But the hits don’t just stop there, as The Horny Ram’s lineup of brunch sandwiches also features a Pork Belly Croque Madame and a Brunch Burger that’ll satisfy your midday munchies. Midtown East residents, after-work happy-hour seekers, and brunch lovers alike can head over to The Horny Ram for their brunch, dinner, and cocktail menus, filled with more delicious offerings.

So if your appetite is feeling as bold as The Horny Ram’s name suggests, then treat it to New York’s most impressive lineup of brunch sandwiches and thank yourself for the nap time after.