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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 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
Good breakfast

Have eaten breakfast a number of times. Be sure and order the blueberry pancakes...fantastic! Good service and prices. Clean and good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
KathiT53
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New Britain, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Guatay, ca.
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It has been our tradition for the past 20 years to stop for breakfast at Kendall's when visiting Borrego Spring. The food has always been good and service outstanding. Prices are very reasonable.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Have eaten breakfast a number of times. Be sure and order the blueberry pancakes...fantastic! Good service and prices. Clean and good service.

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This little diner is always packed at breakfast. The food is standard fare, but plentiful and well-priced, and the vibe is oh, so retro.

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Oklahoma
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stopped here during a cross-country bicycle ride. The waitress was very friendly and we had great service. It was a solid breakfast and we also had bagel sandwiches wrapped up to go for us to eat later. Good option for an early morning breakfast.

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Long Beach, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Have been coming here on and off since I started coming to Borrego many years ago. This is the kind of lunch spot that you can count on for consistency.

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Marengo, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Diner atmosphere in the desert. Love the breakfasts there. If you like old fashion biscuits and gravy, then go there. Delicious

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NY burbs
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A diner/coffee shop that looks just like what it is...placed in a strip mall, it has zero character and no view. The food, however, is decent, fresh and filling. Salads are crispy with toppings a plenty. Sandwich bread is fresh and tasty. Mexican food is also good. The french fries are AMAZING. Breakfast is also a good bet here. There... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I'm sure there is a Denny's type clientele that loves this place. It just wasn't our speed in food type & quality. My tuna melt was very greasy. The no onion requested salad came with an abundance of onions. The clam chowder was okay. Service was, um, conservative.

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San Diego
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96 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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31 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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