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Pinocchio in the Desert

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134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this place this morning and it was awesome. They seat you asap and when you order the food comes within 10mins.....my husband counted! They have a special on champagne and the food prices were very reasonable. My husband had the Belgian waffle with eggs/bacon and I had the California scramble with a pancake. The portions were so large... More 

Thank MNEZ082016
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think this is the best breakfast by far hands down in Palm springs, especially when you are hung over, they are open through lunch and offer mimosa's and a good bloodymary in a schooner. The breakfast items on the menu are very good and good portions for you buck. Lunch, the sandwiches are the bomb and especially the Grilled... More 

Thank ronmiller0032
Vancouver, Canada
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to Palm Springs isn't complete without a visit to Pinocchio. The food is decent, the service is amazing, and the atmosphere always ensures a great time.

Thank Kelly B
Novi, Michigan
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on Pinocchios for breakfast after spending the night in Palm Springs. It was about a 45 min wait to get in on Sunday morning. It was an incredibly hot wait but was expected as it was Aug. in Palm Springs. We did eat outside which was extremely warm, but our waiter was attentive and our breakfasts delicious. We... More 

Thank Spisak
Riverside, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for breakfast while visiting Palm Springs. This place was only a short walk from our hotel and was open on the days we needed a place for breakfast. Let me start by saying this place was one of the few places open nearby for breakfast on Tuesday and it was crowded. We decided to sit outside since... More 

Thank Exquize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really nice and we had the greatest welcome with our two little dogs. They let accommodate us in the patio and immediately they brought us water and treats for the dogs. The breakfast arrived fast and it was delicious!

Thank Janet F
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this place was recommended by a friend I thought the food was ghastly. There are much better paces to eat breakfast or brunch in Palm Springs but then again maybe the attraction here is the huge portions and the bottomless "champagne'. I guess the "champagne" serves a good purpose - dulling the taste of the food.

Thank KitHare
Palm Springs, California
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute sidewalk cafe. The food is simple, and fresh. The servings are very large. Brunch is quite busy and may have a wait.

Thank TripMember111820152
San Francisco, California
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93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the bottomless mimosas and standard eggs and bacon plates. Pretty decent food at a reasonable price. I would go again.

Atlanta, Georgia
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to worst service experience - the staff had to argue whether to seat us or not as they were trying to close the patio - Should have taken the sign - but we allowed ourselves to be seated - then staff discussions on who would take our order - THEN stacking of unused chairs directly next to our table.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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

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