Frontier – Old Town Yucca Valley
Hwy 62 & Pioneertown Rd
760-820-1360 | cafefrontier.com
Another place with a line out the door is Frontier, and like Natural Sisters, it’s worth the wait.
Frontier offers a few animal-based items like a BLT, bagels with lox, and tuna melts, but otherwise it’s veggie deliciousness. Great coffees and drinks, too.
Green Dream Sandwich: Artichoke cashew spread, avocado spread, arugula, cucumber, sprouts & vegan mayo – supremely yum! $14
Avocado Tartine: Avocado spread with pickled red onion, dill, and mint on sourdough $14.75
Vegan BLT: Housemade tempeh bacon, mixed greens, tomato & vegan mayo $14
Food for Thought Café at Joshua Tree Retreat Center Campus
59700 29 Palms Hwy | 760-469-9764
Food for Thought Café is a mid-century modern cafeteria at the retreat center, designed by Lloyd Wright and open to the public Thursday through Monday, 7am – 3pm, for a vegetarian meal. Breakfast is an especially good call, as they have some great deals and the best granola I’ve ever eaten. (They actually have a local granola guru make it for them and yes, you can taste the love!) All vegetarian, all the time.
Good Morning Breakfast: Comes with coffee or tea and a choice of breakfast entrees $7.50
Sunday Brunch Buffet: All-you-can-eat vegetarian $15
La Copine Kitchen- Flamingo Heights
848 Old Woman Springs Rd
760-289-8537 | lacopinekitchen.com
La Copine offers delicious food for both plant-based diners and meat-eating foodies. La Copine usually has a wait, but if you try them during the week, you can often get a table indoors or outside without a wait – maybe. La Copine also has inspired desserts, beer, wine, and interesting cocktails.
Little Gems salad: A very simple salad based around a beautifully fresh, packed with flavor, small head of little gem lettuce. The housemade lemon vinaigrette is wonderful. Avocado and sunflower seeds finish it off. $14
Galette Complete: A buckwheat crepe, with hen of the woods mushrooms, spinach, comte, fried egg and an apricot-mustard seed jam. $18
Artichoke Toast: Smashed fava beans, artichokes, goat cheese, mint on baguette $17
The Tiny Pony Tavern – Yucca Valley
Hwy 62 near the 247
442-205-0163 | thetinypony.com
Tiny Pony is a new gastro pub in town. Featuring “Yucca Valley’s Best Views of Shoe City” it offers a full bar with food and a pool table. It’s not top of the list for plant-based dining, but they do have some great choices on the brunch menu (10-4 Sat & Sun only)
Avocado Tacos: Panko-crusted avocado, cauliflower-chickpea crème and pickled veggies $12
Roasted Carrots: A generous side dish. 12 medium carrot halves, well-roasted in a pool of fennel infused crème fresh. $13
Mimosas: $5 – Need I say more?