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Kendall's Cafe

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528 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
760-767-3491
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 55
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  • 70
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  • 13
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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Lovely Breakfast in Borrego :)

Had a lovely breakfast in Borrego Springs. Kendall's is located in "The Mall". Staff is lovely and gave us wonderful service :) The Ham Steak and Eggs was wonderful and came with a choice of Hashbrowns and Toast or Pancakes. Great value for the money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Jacqueline M
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Salt Lake City
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149 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a popular location with locals and visitors, providing American/Mexican menu. We had good ol' bacon and eggs two mornings, ample portions, tasty, pretty good service despite being quite busy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast in Borrego Springs. Kendall's is located in "The Mall". Staff is lovely and gave us wonderful service :) The Ham Steak and Eggs was wonderful and came with a choice of Hashbrowns and Toast or Pancakes. Great value for the money.

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Thank Jacqueline M
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A classic place with traditional food. Great for breakfast. The service was good and quicker than at other places. Fun!

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Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had never been here before. Time for new food adventures! I had fish and chips, my wife had a BLT. She said her sandwich was good. My fish and chips were actually pretty good. The coleslaw was good and the chips were average. the service was good and staff was friendly.

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Thank atravelertoarches
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is the go-to place for breakfast in Borrego Springs and rightly so. Good food, reasonably priced.

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Thank Howches
los angeles, ca
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It's in THE MALL in Borrego Springs. Kind of a throwback to diners/coffee shops I remember from decades ago. Had breakfast there; it was good (it's REALLY HARD to mess up breakfast, but it is possible). Lots of locals dining there & the waitresses seemed to know everyone, including a sheriff w/his family (and sidearm). THE MALL had many interesting... More 

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Austin, Texas
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We visited Kendall's café in Borrego Springs this past weekend on a tip from a friend about this place. We were told the "chicken fried steak" breakfast was terrific but not on the menu, and have to ask for it special. First time at this place, so wanted to explore the entire menu....wow! Great menu with both American and Mexican... More 

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Thank Texmt
San Diego, California
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a really nice diner mostly frequented by locals based on overheard conversations. You never have to ask for a refill and the staff is really friendly. It's in the very back of the "Mall". I would definitely come here again. Breakfast was hearty and well made.

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Ramona, California
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Kendall's is always our first pick in the area. Not large, but good food and good value. We have also used them to cater up to 200 people with great results.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Great food, special dietary orders worked with and the Ladies that waited on us could not have better or nicer. Excellent service

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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: American, Southwestern, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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