With so many top-rated restaurants in the Palm Springs area, choosing a brunch spot can be tough! Here is a list of our favorite places, what they’re known for, plus our go-to orders. Have you tried any of these local favorites? Tell us in the comments!
Wilma & Freida
One of our favorite dining spots in the desert, Wilma & Frieda offers comfort food with a twist. Their extensive menu features both sweet and savory breakfast items like their Churro Waffle topped with Madagascar vanilla creme or their Build-Your-Own Scrambles with a variety of mix in choices. Their house specialties, like the Bernie’s Omelet with Chile Verde Pork & Brie, knock it out of the park every time. If you’re more into lunch-for-brunch, try one of their signature salads, sandwiches or melts.
What we order: Blackberry Custard French Toast, BJ’s Short Rib Scramble
Wilma & Freida | 155 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760-992-5080
Wilma & Freida serves up comfort food with a twist
Transport yourself to the south of France with brunch in the garden patio at FARM, a traditional French restaurant in the heart of Palm Springs. Their provincial-style menu features French classics like sweet and savory crepes, omelets and other favorites made with locally sourced produce, meat and eggs. Coffee connoisseurs and tea aficionados will appreciate their French-press coffee and loose leaf tea selection.
What we order: Crepe Champignons et Fromage, Farm Chicken Salad, Baked Brie
FARM | 6 La Plaza, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760-322-2724
Provence-vibes in the heart of Palm Springs at FARM
When creating Jake’s Palm Springs, co-owner Chris Malm said he wanted his patrons to “feel as though they’ve been invited to a party in my home”. Locals come during the week for lunch and dinner, and brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10am. Their menu has creative twists on brunch staples, like french toast made with challah bread and stuffed with fresh berries, cream cheese and maple syrup. Another favorite is the Croque Benedict, a delicious mash-up of a croque madame and eggs benedict. Yum. Make it a boozy brunch with their unique cocktails, margaritas and bloody mary’s.
What we order: Chicken & Waffle, Monte Cubano, the “McKitka” Bloody Mary
Jake’s Palm Springs | 664 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760-327-4400
Brunch on the patio at Jake’s Palm Springs
For the past decade, Cheeky’s has developed a cult following with its quirky brand of comfort cuisine. Their menu changes weekly and everything is made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. One of their menu staples is their Bacon Flight – a sampling of 5 deliciously flavored strips of bacon. The flavors offered vary, but we’ve seen options like jalapeno, apple-cinnamon and even white chocolate appear on the menu. Cheeky’s doesn’t take reservations so be prepared for a wait during peak times, but they’ll send you a text when your table is available so you can grab a drink from their “Lemonade Stand” out front and explore the area until your table is ready.
What we order: The menu changes weekly so it’s always a surprise, but definitely order the Bacon Flight!
Cheeky’s Palm Springs | 622 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760-327-7595
The famous Bacon Flight at Cheeky’s Palm Springs
Sherman Harris moved his family to Palm Springs in 1953 and worked his way from cook to restauranteur with multiple restaurants and New York style, kosher delis in the Palm Springs area. His establishments were frequented by locals and celebrities alike, and became a favorite hangout of Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bob Hope, Rita Hayworth and Keely Smith. Today, his grandchildren keep the tradition alive at two locations in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. In addition to Sherman’s rich history, the deli is known for their traditional breakfasts and sandwiches, making it a perfect brunch stop. Bring your appetite!
What we order: The Delicatessen Benedict, Corned Beef Hash, Grilled Pastrami Reuben
Sherman’s Deli | 401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760-325-9999
The Grilled Reuben served with country fries at Sherman’s Deli