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Kendall's Cafe

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Southwestern, Coffee Shop
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528 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
760-767-3491
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice, clean and good food.

Stopped on a drive with friends for lunch. Nice clean and good food. Really liked my Chicken Torta. Nice and cool and good service. Good brewed iced tea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego
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165 reviews 165 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This place takes me right back to places my family used to on road trips when I was a kid in the 70s. Lots of vinyl, lots of Formica, with a long bar for solo diners. It's in the main strip mall in downtown Borrego Springs, but it's around the back, which probably makes it quieter than the places that... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped on a drive with friends for lunch. Nice clean and good food. Really liked my Chicken Torta. Nice and cool and good service. Good brewed iced tea.

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Leduc, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a super clean establishment offering friendly service. We only ate here for breakfast and it was excellent.

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Brookline, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Borrego Springs attracts a lot of "active seniors" and many of them, along with some less active ones, seem to gather here, especially on a Friday when there's a all-you-can eat fish & chips special. The food is plain but good, as is the formica-decorated dining room. The prices are moderate, and you won't leave hungry. It would be a... More 

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Fresno, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our first choice not yet open, we happened on Kendall's Cafe in the Mall or I should on the back side of the Mall. We had to hunt for it after seeing the sign in front on Palm Canyon Drive. And a great find it was. The kind of comfortable local restaurant where the locals go. And in this instance... More 

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Madera, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Well ... we were recommended by the library staff. They said this was the best breakfast in town. WRONG!!!! I do not like bad reviews but have to report that this place should be shut down by the health department. All the servers clean tables and handle cash, then BUTTER THE TOAST!!!! Yuk!!! Dirty hands, Dirty plates, then cooking without... More 

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Corinth, Maine
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174 reviews 174 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a Borrego Springs institution. You'll meet all the locals, the Anza Borrego Desert State Park Rangers, the snow birds...everyone comes to Kendall's for breakfast. Great atmosphere, terrific coffee, efficient service. What a place!

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Salem, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

not that this will bother or slow down the restaurant for the myriad of regulars, but $25 for oatmeal and a traditional egg/bacon breakfast was high due to the cost of oj and coffee. We tried one more time and sat at the counter. That day it was packed. I sat and watched one of the workers/wait staff touch her... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The best biscuits with sausage gravy I've ever had! Perfection. The eggs and bacon weren't bad either. Great menu--you could find any kind of breakfast you could think of. Great service and homey atmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
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282 reviews 282 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Our group of six likes to visit Kendall's for breakfast when we are in the area because the breakfast is consistently good and satisfying. I favor the #1 of one egg, pancakes and choice of bacon or sausage. The egg is always cooked as ordered and the pancakes hot. The bacon is so-so. Good customer service. No problem issuing separate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 528 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-767-3491

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 11
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?