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Pinocchio in the Desert

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134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
760-322-3776
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7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Busy but worth the wait

One of the best breakfast places but know there will be a wait. Food is always good and they have a full bar for those who like their Bloody Mary's for breakfast. We love their omelets. Yum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Pasadena, CA
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We arrived in Palm Springs for the first time and walked around downtown Palm Canyon to find a nice place for breakfast. With their fun pink grass umbrellas outside and a long line, we still went to have a look. Obviously this place was worth waiting for, so we did and were not disappointed! Our meals were unique, the mimosas... More 

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San Clemente, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a fun place for breakfast or brunch, from the free flowing champagne to the dancing waiters. Good menu with many choices and a very attentive wait staff.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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696 reviews 696 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We always make a point of getting breakfast at Pinocchio's every time we visit Palm Springs. The food, service and atmosphere are all excellent. This visit we shared a chorizo breakfast burrito which came with excellent guac and breakfast potatoes. So glad we shared because neither of us was able to finish our portions. The burrito was one of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Huge menu and choices. Excellent food. Service is superb. Very busy, but worth the wait. We went there twice on our trip. The first time a samba song came on over the speakers and one of the servers grabbed a customer and danced with her to the delight of everyone.

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Vancouver, BC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Just off Palm Canyon Drive. Extremely friendly staff. Ate breakfast there a couple times this past week. Good food and good atmosphere. Very fast. Good sized portions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Super large servings, average food. Went for Sunday breakfast. Busy Busy Busy, Fun watching the variety of patrons and their dogs!! The bottomless glass of champers seems to be the biggest attraction. Would give it another try

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Pasadena, CA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best breakfast places but know there will be a wait. Food is always good and they have a full bar for those who like their Bloody Mary's for breakfast. We love their omelets. Yum!

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San Antonio, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Ate here 3 years ago and we wanted to see if it was still a great breakfast location. It still is. My wife loves this places. Good food a decent price with generous portions. The staff and service here are excellent. Wait staff is attentive, easy going and seem to really want to take care of their customers. Outdoor dining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Get off the morning plane and jump-start your holidays here before checking into your hotel. Great food, unlimited brunch champagne for $3.95 and excellent, fun service!

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Burnaby, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

You won't be disappointed with the breakfast selections offered, the price, the atmosphere or the bottomless champagne & OJ. One warning, be prepared to wait and go early as they close at 2:00PM.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-322-3776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?