In this episode of The Coachella Valley Art Scene’s Coachella Guide we explore some of our personal favorite places to go to breakfast at.

Now, mind you, please do know that this is NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT.  This is really just from us, for you, to enjoy and navigate around our hometown with.  We didn’t get paid to talk about any of these businesses, so please don’t interpret it that way.  We try to keep it real as possible on The Coachella Valley Art Scene.

These are really places that we go and spend our money at.  A majority, if not all, of these business are independently owned.  If you get a moment to check them out, please do – you’ll be happy that you did!

 

Breakfast Spots

 

The Coachella Valley is home to some really great cuisine.  However, as you know, sometimes with really great cuisine comes a hefty bill that really isn’t so great after all is said and done.  Paying $15 for a meal sometimes takes away the charm, especially if it’s breakfast.  I don’t want my first purchase of the day to big a big one… gotta take it slow.  And I am sure I’m not the only one out there who feels this way, especially when your on a “Coachella Fest budget”.

So, when compiling this list I tried to think of the best places that Coachella heads would want to go to for breakfast.  Some questions I asked myself were:

What’s reasonably priced?

What’s yummy and filling, at the same time?

What’s healthy?

What’s pretty fast? (just in case you have a pool party to attend)

Off the top of my head I thought of my Top 5 picks, but just in case those don’t work for you I mentioned some runner-ups.  Give these breakfast spots a try, all of these are locally owned businesses.

Bon apetite!

 

Our Top 5 Picks

We chose these top 5 based on quality and price.  And, extra bonus points for healthiness and quickness.

 

#1 Pick: Cheeky’s

Palm Springs, CA

I think it’s pretty safe to say that Cheeky’s is the best breakfast spot in the Coachella Valley, in my opinion at least.  Simply put – I love this place.  What wins me over? The fact that the menu changes on a weekly basis.  All ingredients are fresh.  There is a little something for everyone… French inspired meals (as pictured above) to Mexican plates such as chilaquiles.  Also, the fact that the atmosphere is modern, sophisticated, and tasteful.  Whenever I step in there I always feel like I’m in a foodie nook in San Fransisco.  Not to mention, the art work is really cool.

*Open for breakfast and lunch. If you go in there for lunch, give the Yam Sandwich a try – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Located:

622 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262-5523
(760) 327-7595

Find out more on:

http://www.cheekysps.com

 

 

#2 Pick: New York Bagel and Deli

Palm Desert, CA

When you’re on a budget  and your hungry, music to your ears sounds something like “bagels”.  Yes!  That delicious tasting bread that fills you up and doesn’t leave wholes in your pockets.  Bagels, man, bagels.  Take it from a nice Jewish girl that was born and raised in the desert, New York Bagel and Deli is pretty fantastic.  Try the Jalapeno spread…. so good!  A very close second is the Lox spread and in third place is the Veggie spread.

Located:

73845 California 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260-4024
(760) 340-9930

 

 

#3 Pick: Nature’s Rx

Palm Springs, CA

If you aren’t so much on a budget, or you just need some really good nutrients to revitalize yourself after a long couple days partying at Coachella, then make sure to find your way on down to Nature’s Rx in Palm Springs for healthy and delicious meal.  It’s one of my favorite, low-key, chillaxed places to eat breakfast/lunch.  Vegan? Vegetarian? Meat Monster?  They got something for all y’all.  Plus, it’s connected to a little grocery store that carries only the best food products and even sunblock for all you fellow fair skinned folks out there.  Oh! And say “Hi” to my friend Alex (he has a great smile and wears black rimmed glasses) who works there, he throws a lot of really great punk shows here in the desert!

Located:

555 S Sunrise Way

Palm Springs, CA 92262-5523

(760) 323-9487

 

 

#4 Pick: Keedy’s Fountain Grill

Palm Desert, CA

Keedy’s is a breakfast joint that hasn’t changed in the last 50 years.  It’s an old school dinner with a great small hometown feel.  Can’t (and really don’t want to) tell you how many times I’ve dragged my feet in there after in the morning after a long night of partying and refueled with a fat stack of pancakes, a veggie omelet, and a cup of orange juice.  The food is not the healthiest, nor most difficult to make, however it gets the job done and the customer service is great.  Don’t look too trashy walking in though, you’ll probably run into someone you know.  Either way, service is so good that you’ll be in and out of that place in no time.

Located:

73633 Highway 111
Palm Desert, California 92260
(760) 346-6492

 

 

#5 Pick: Luscious Lorraine’s Deli and Juice Bar

Palm Desert, CA

Yes, kids, another Health Food deli.  Sorry – but I love eating at health food stores in the morning.  Not only does Luscious Lorraine’s serve a killer breakfast burrito, but they are located inside the Health Food store, Harvest Health Foods so you can pick up a super yummy Kombucha while you’re at it.  The only reason why Luscious Lorraine’s comes second to Nature’s Rx is because for some odd reason Luscious is not open on Sunday!!! Such a bummer, man.  Such a bummer.  However, the days that they are open are such treats to go in and experience.  They have such a calming environment in there… ahhhh… getting relaxed just thinking about it. *plus – cool body scrub/lotion, Mexican restaurant, carniceria, sub sandwich shops in the same strip mall

Located:

73910 Highway 111 # E

Palm Desert, CA 92260-4000

(760) 862-1911

 

 

Runner Ups:

King’s Highway/Palm Springs

Yummy, healthy, reasonably priced food in a cool atmosphere.

Rick’s/Palm Springs

A great dinner, with great food at a great price.

Bagel Bistro/Palm Desert

My second favorite bagel shop in the desert!

The Kid’s Business/Indio

Sub sandwiches, sweets, deli stuff… oh my!

Arriolas Tortilleria/Indio

Hand made tortillas, owned by a sweet family, near the festival.

 

 

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Thank you for reading our Coachella Guide: Breakfast Spots.

We hope it helped.  Let us know if it did, send us some pictures of your finds: thecoachellavalleyartscene@gmail.com

 

And if you are a local who would like to recommend some of your favorite places, hit us up!

Sarah at thecoachellavalleyartscene@gmail.com

 

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