It’s a happy day for coffee lovers: Ernest Coffee is officially open for business in Palm Springs. Located on North Palm Canyon Drive in the Uptown Design District, in the building that housed the original 1950s “Don the Beachcomber” tiki restaurant, Ernest Coffee draws its name from “Don’s” given name: Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt, celebrating the founding father of tiki restaurants and bars. Ernest Coffee is the first coffee shop in the Palm Springs area to serve Stumptown Coffee, and they are offering freshly baked pastries like almond croissants and muffins, including gluten free options.
Ernest Coffee is a collaboration between two young, local entrepreneurs: Jaime Kowal, a talented photographer who also recently opened The Amado, a chic, mid-century boutique rental accommodation in Palm Springs, and Chris Pardo, founder of Chris Pardo Design – Elemental Architecture, with his firm handling a number of exciting architecture and design projects in the Palm Springs area, like the just-opened Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club, as well as the highly-anticipated Arrive Hotel. Jaime and Chris’s concept for Ernest Coffee is simple and sure to be well-received in Palm Springs: to serve delicious, quality coffee and handmade pastries in an inspired environment that brings people back day after day. Ernest Coffee will be open from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. this weekend, so pop in for an iced latte and a snack to escape the heat, or enjoy the sun and mountain views on the outdoor patio if you prefer!
1101 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Images by Jaime Kowal