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MarkC Jan 4, 2013 08:07 AM

Heading early morning on saturday from L.A. to Palm Springs area. Can anyone recommend a good place to stop for breakfast?

  1. ipsedixit Jan 4, 2013 08:20 AM

    Where from LA?

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      GoodEatz Jan 4, 2013 08:30 AM

      I usually stop at Steaks and Cakes in Blythe. Great atmosphere, big portions, low prices and great pancakes.

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        ipsedixit Jan 4, 2013 08:34 AM

        ??

        Blythe is past Palm Spring if you are heading east from LA.

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          GoodEatz Jan 4, 2013 09:06 AM

          Good point! Can I change my answer?

          LA to Palm Springs, hmmm..... I think I would go to Gausti Cafe in Chino for something with biscuits and gravy. If you are looking for classy, you have those pricey breakfast cafes around the Clairmont colleges that put Brie and priscuotto in a mini omelette.

      2. wienermobile Jan 4, 2013 08:50 AM

        Here is an older post that may help:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/839085

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          MarkC Jan 4, 2013 09:24 AM

          Leaving from San Fernando Valley. We're leaving quite early to make it to the San Jacinto aerial tramway by eight. Would prefer something close to the freeway.

          That may be too early to find anything open but Denny's. We're heading back the same evening, so dinner recs would also be appreciated.

          Thanks!

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            ipsedixit Jan 4, 2013 10:57 AM

            Donut Man.

            Take the 210 from the Valley (starting with the 134), exit Lone Hill, and then once you've picked up some donuts at Donut Man, get back on the 210 and drop down on the 57 and merge with the 10 and then make your way to Palm Springs.

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              MarkC Jan 4, 2013 07:51 PM

              Great suggestion, thanks! I remember reading about them in L.A. Weekly, and thinking I'd never get over there. Now I've got the chance.

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            yasuo Jan 5, 2013 10:36 PM

            Large portion classic American breakfast can be had at The Farm House Restaurant just a block of the 10 in Banning, Highland Springs exit, north side of freeway on 5th. All the classics in an authentic hash house. Table and counter seating, a down home alternative to Denny's. Often crowded on weekend mornings, but the line move quickly as there are lots of tables.

            1. Dornfelder Jan 8, 2013 01:30 PM

              Along the 10 and rather close to Banning is Cabazon, garden spot of the Inland Empire (wink) that's home to the Wheel Inn. There is absolutely nothing remarkable about this site other than its 1) uber-savory chicken-fried steak, 2) rich gravy topping aforementioned CFS, 3) tasty coffee, 4) endearingly cheesy decor (WI features a large collection of black-velvet Elvis paintings) and 5) Dinny and Mr. Rex, the dinosaur duo at the back of WI.

              Go there. Enjoy the brisk, folksy service. And be prepared to leave in a happy food coma.

              http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant...

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