Cheeky’s is the kind of place you might expect to find in one of L.A.’s laid back, beachside neighborhoods. Simple menu done in a typewriter font on a rectangle of recycled cardstock, freshly made aguas frescas and lemonades, local/organic/sustainable food… check, check, and check. Except you’re not in Santa Monica or Hermosa Beach. You’re in the middle of the desert. And in a place that’s dominated by tourist-friendly chains and, let’s be honest, old white people food, Cheeky’s is quite literally an oasis. They’re only open for breakfast and lunch, but they do both beautifully. I got a bacon, arugula, and heirloom tomato sandwich with a fried egg on top (I love dishes that combine breakfast and lunch elements, so this was a major win). Curt wanted to fuel up for our drive back to L.A. so he opted for the grass-fed burger on toasted brioche. I was so tempted to get one of their housemade cheddar scones, because hello it’s a pastry with cheese in it, but I was too full. Maybe next time.