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Coffee Shops + Quick Bites

Starbucks Reserve

Koffi – a local favorite for a quick coffee + pastry

Cheeky’s – great breakfast but very busy so arrive early.

Ace Hotel  – good breakfast with hip vibe, just down the street from Villa Cahuilla

Manhattan in the Desert – best deli in desert with good breakfast

Sherman’s Deli – also a good deli, right downtown

Breakfast + Brunch

Escena – gorgeous views of the city and mountains!

Spencer’s – garden, patio and indoor dining for every season 

Eight4Nine  – nice bar and restaurant with indoor/outdoor options

Norma’s – beautiful location at The Parker

Grand Central – can accommodate large groups

Wilma & Friedas – comfort food, downtown

Lunch Options

The Barn Kitchen – lovely retreat at Sparrow’s Lodge. Also serves dinner on Wed. + Sat.

Sugar High – enjoy vista views in the heart of Palm Springs

Birba – great outdoor location with firepits

Tyler’s – great burgers and chicken salad sandwich + cute downtown location

Chicken Ranch – rotisserie chicken and delicious fried chicken sandwiches

Farm – quaint indoor/outdoor dining downtown

Tommy Bahamas – outdoor seating + bar downtown


Giuseppe’s – great Italian and pizza – very close to Villa Cahuilla

El Mirasol – mexican, either location is good

Eight4Nine  – nice bar and restaurant with large and small private dining rooms for events

Rooster and Pig – great Vietnamese but do not take reservations

Tropicale – old school Palm Springs charm

Thai Smile – delicious Thai

ChiChi – at The Avalon (formerly The Viceroy)

Melvyn’s – a favorite of the Rat Pack

Azucar – great lounge

Melvin’s – old school

Fine Dining

Mister Parker’s – dinner

Copley’s – great food and wonderful outdoor patio dining for dinner

Workshop – hip with great food and drinks … very un-Palm Springs

Mr Lyons – elegant steakhouse very close to Villa Cahuilla

Mastro’s – elegant steakhouse in Palm Desert

SO-PA – breakfast, lunch and dinner

Le Vallaris – Fine french cuisine + lovely patio

The Edge – steakhouse at the Ritz Carlton with panoramic views

Grocery Stores

Ralph’s: closest and good for all necessities but not as good a deli counter as Jenson’s

Jensen’s Foods: a better prepared food/deli counter than Ralph’s and a little nicer but slightly more expensive

Bristol Farms – Palm Desert: get the spicy poke

Whole Foods – Palm Desert

Gelson’s – Palm Desert

Instacart local delivery

Palm Springs Attractions