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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 11
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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
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:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Quincy, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I know Kendall's has lunch and dinner also, but I went for breakfast this time. This place is like a throwback cafe with all the wonderful breakfast items done the old fashioned way. Service is friendly, it's very affordable, the food is surprisingly good. It's tucked away in the back of the little shopping center, but worth looking for.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Straight from the '60's! Amazing milk shakes! Large choice of dinner selections! I had soup and BLT. Simple but perfect for a hot day outside.

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Borrego Springs, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

As a local this is our GO TO place for breakfast lunch and dinner. Love the Baja Chicken Torta ( sandwich), Ruben, and burgers. They make the best clam chowder from scratch every Friday which pairs great with their All-You-Can -eat fish fry. Their Cobb Salad is excellent as is their Country Fired Steak! This is your old fashion coffee... More 

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La Jolla, CA
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place has been around for ages. It offers American comfort food as well as authentic Mexican food. A step back in time to when the food was simple

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El Cajon, California
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Kendall's is a great little diner type restaurant; it is behind the mall and a little hard to find but great service and the Machaca was so very good.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The French Toast is the best thing on the menu in my opinion. Its probably the best French Toast in town. Really good French Toast. I like the coffee too.

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Guatay, ca.
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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