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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 43
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Cafe wheere locals go...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
EWL05
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Fresno, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fresno, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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172 reviews 172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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271 reviews 271 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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Spring Valley, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

They make a great breakfast, especially the Pecan pancakes and anything eggs. The cook gets it right. Lunch burgers are very good to. Just don't expect any smiles from the staff, they don't seem to know how.

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Del Mar, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Good service, acceptable food, about what is expected. We arrived about 8 PM very hungry so it is not easy to find a restaurant open other than the bars. This one has been around for a long time and is better for breakfast or lunch.

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Corona, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Good home cooking, very good service, cozy and friendly. We like the casual, family-like feel of the cafe.

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Every time my wife and I spend time in Borrego Springs we have breakfast or lunch here and we have never been disappointed. Food is good, staff is fast and friendly. Today we were there for lunch and had a BLT and a Cobb Salad. Both were delicious. Give them a try if you get to Borrego Springs.

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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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