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Wilma & Frieda

73-575 El Paseo Dr., Ste. C2310 (San Pablo Ave.) Send to Phone
Open for breakfast, lunch and brunch only, this eatery fills a void along El Paseo.

Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch daily

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Wilma & Frieda, Palm Desert, CA

Wilma & Frieda Restaurant Review

: Located on the second level of The Gardens on El Paseo is an eatery that closes long before neighboring restaurants even open. That’s because Wilma & Frieda is a breakfast, lunch and brunch only destination with a café menu that is fresh and ever-changing. The interior is best described as industrial diner with its open setting and steel accents. Named for the owner’s two grannies who instilled in her a love of American comfort food, Wilma & Frieda features french toast, waffles and egg scrambles. There’s a long list of sandwiches found on the “I’ll Have What She’s Having!” menu plus a selection of salads. Nothing is particularly revolutionary but it’s all quite good, especially the signature meatloaf and cheddar melt served with a choice of fries, tots, mixed greens or fruit. The tarragon chicken salad sandwich, built with a buttery croissant, is punctuated with dried cranberries and pecans. Five cheeses are found in the velvety mac ‘n’ cheese, which gets a little smoke from optional pancetta. For dessert, we recommend the caramel pecan pie with dollops of fresh whipped cream and a trail of caramel.


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