Since 1946 La Quinta’s Louise’s Pantry has been filling the bellies of local residents and visitors. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, Louise’s Pantry makes rustic dishes that mimic their casual ambience. Homestyle cooking is what’s on the menu, after its start as a lunch counter and people love to come to La Quinta’s Louise’s Pantry to meet friends for a hearty meal and maybe a beer or glass of wine.
Breakfast and lunch are served from 7am until 2pm (their opening hours), so even if you are an early bird or have to drag yourself out of bed at noon, you can still indulge. For the egg lovers, the eggs Benedict or the breakfast burrito are great choices, but the Original Joe’s Scramble is something that is often raved about. But, there is so much more, like:
- Louise’s Breakfast – one or two eggs, hash browns or country potatoes, toast and jam
- Ham Steak and Eggs – 1/2lb thick cut grilled ham, 3 eggs, country potatoes, toast and jam
- Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs
- Spinach Omelette
- Crab and Avocado Omelette
Those are just some of the very tasty and large egg dishes. You can also create your own omelette and get some south of the border favorites. If pancakes and waffles are more up your alley, they have a huge assortment of these including German apple pancakes, French toast, pancake sandwich (must try!) and different types of fruit pancakes.
Lunch is also served during the time that breakfast is, so if you are looking for something past the breakfast offerings, they’ve got some great sandwiches on offer, served with either steak fries, potato salad, coleslaw, potato chips or applesauce. There are eleven different salads on the menu and the soup and sandwich is only $8.99!
Burgers, hot dogs and more are also available, along with a large kid’s menu at some value prices. When I say burgers, you have your choice of ten different types of burgers like the Western Burger, Chicken Supreme and the Pantry Burger.
Reviewers rave about the value you get at Louise’s Pantry, because the offerings are quite large. One reviewer even said it is the “best breakfast in the desert”. The Mimosas on the weekend are a definite favorite of the brunch crowd.
This is one spot not to miss before a rousing round of golf or a quiet day at home. Either way, La Quinta’s Louise’s Pantry is a fantastic way to start off your day. You never know, there might even be a celebrity sighting or two.