Courtesy of Palm Springs Life Magazine
Located on top of The Gardens on El Paseo, Wilma & Frieda’s Café offers craveable breakfast and lunch comfort food at the popular outdoor shopping center.
Wilma & Frieda is named for owner Kelly McFall’s maternal and paternal grandmothers. Her memories of the American homestyle cuisine practiced by her grandmothers inspired the menu here, albeit with some modern twists. McFall tweaked Frieda’s recipe for blueberry French toast by combining an egg custard bread-pudding with fresh blueberries and topping it with a Madagascar vanilla crème anglaise. The Banana Caramel French Toast, topped with a sour cream drizzle, gives it a decadent taste akin to cheesecake.
Breakfast is served all day, every day. Hearty concoctions such as Griddled Meatloaf & Eggs or Short Rib Eggs Benedict are perfect to fuel up for the day. Lunch options like the five-cheese mac and cheese with pancetta provoke mouthwatering nostalgia. The burger on the menu is a patty from award-winning butcher Pat LaFrieda. It’s made from center-cut ground chuck and short rib blend and is served on a brioche bun with garlic aioli, lettuce, and tomato. Customize it with your choice of toppings.
A highlight of the dessert menu is house-made “pop” tarts. Guests order them for a breakfast appetizer.
Wilma & Frieda
73575 El Paseo, Palm Desert 92260