we decided to stop at cheeky's for memorial day brunch before heading back to los angeles, as it was only a mile from our hotel and could walk there. good idea in theory - bad idea in 95 plus degree weather. cheeky's, located at 622 n. palm canyon dr., is a hip little spot that serves just breakfast, lunch, coffee & pastries from 8am - 2pm, monday - wednesday.
cheeky's makes all their pastries on premises - their house specialty is the croissant cinnamon roll
cheeky's menu changes weekly, and they aim to use seasonal ingredients that are locally grown and organic. they also make all their own batters, sauces and dressings. this place is right up my alley! after checking out their website and reading some yelp reviews, i was sold. we made the one mile walk, only to find out that the wait was insanely long! we ended up waiting for over an hour, but it was so worth it!
pesto french fries - we could smell these during the long wait and had to try them! the fries were cooked perfectly and the pesto tasted so fresh! a great combo!
sweet potato fries - i always like to try sweet potato fries when i see them on a menu & these did not disapoint! thick cut, crunchy on the outside & soft and sweet on the inside!
blta salad with heirloom tomato, avocado, candied bacon & mache - i am definitely going to re-create this at home! i was worried that the candied bacon would be too candied, but it was very subtle! just like eating a blt, but without the bread!
indio corn and squash blossom scramble with homemade herb ricotta - this is what my mom got and she said "it was awesome! the homemade ricotta added a tartness that went perfectly with the eggs." she also was raving about the use of the squash blossoms and how good they were!
our table also ordered the brioche french toast with fresh white peach puree and sweet creme fraiche, custard cheesey scrambled eggs with maple sage sausage & deb's cheddar scone, and the buttermilk & fresh corn pancakes with blueberries. everyone loved their food and decided that the insanely long wait was well worth it. like, we wait that long again to eat such a good meal!
one thing that i wanted to try, but didn't - the bacon flight. yes, they have bacon flight! i can only imagine! bottom line - you must head over to cheeky's for brunch if you are in palm springs!!