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Michael's Cafe

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35955 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 321-7197
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 18
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

This is a very good "diner" type cafe. Great breakfast and very good sandwiches. I got the roast beef with white bread and potatoes and gravy. It was like take a trip back to my past in the midwest. My wife calls it the "brown plate." Nothing green or healthy in sight...but so good that it is worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
cubfaninco
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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463 reviews 463 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very good "diner" type cafe. Great breakfast and very good sandwiches. I got the roast beef with white bread and potatoes and gravy. It was like take a trip back to my past in the midwest. My wife calls it the "brown plate." Nothing green or healthy in sight...but so good that it is worth it. Just... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Breakfast was delicious, Homemade Corned Beef Hash was some of the best I've ever had. Service was quick and friendly. Loved the Marilyn Monroe themed decor

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Cathedral City, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I liked Michael's when they were on the 111 (many years ago). Today....not so much, but with that said, it is an OK place to go for breakfast....very basic, good prices, and dog friendly...which I really like. Service is usually good. Peak times you will have a wait for your food after you order. Plenty of parking! Food is average... More 

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Concarneau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The place is unique with its own style and atmosphere, exactly the kind of place i was looking for, to relax and enjoying my stay in Cathedral city. I will return for my Benedict eggs and big Cobb salad yum, yum..Thank you!

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Cathedral city
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61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wanted to try a new spot for breakfast so we decided to try Michael's. It's located in a small strip mall in Cat City. Plenty of parking and there is seating both inside and out. I ordered their 2 egg breakfast w/bacon, fruit & ordered a side of biscuits & gravy. It was good, especially the bacon but not outstanding.... More 

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Cathedral City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food is great here; but don't order a burger. Great owners and employees. Makes me feels like I am part of their family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just simple diner/cafe food. But the brgain of any day are the bloody marys: $4.00 each, and where can you get that price? Judy, Donna and Tawny work the weekends,and are a hoot to have wait on you. You can sit on the porch with your dog or a cigarette. And, if you are a Marilyn Monroe fan, you will... More 

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Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Have eaten here a number of times, and each time the service and food have been excellent. Huge sandwiches, soups etc. A different special each day of the week. Friendly and attentive servers. The place is always packed, inside and out. As noted by others, the walls are covered in everything Marilyn Munroe,

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Palm Desert, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to sit outside but there was a smoker so we sat I side in a tight booth. Service was excellent. The special pulled pork sandwich was generous and topped with fried onion. Can't wait to go back for meatloaf, blueberry pancakes and homemade corned beef hash.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A quaint cafe located on Date Palm... serves breakfast and lunch only. If you want a quick bite before golf or after church, this is the place to go. They make a great chicken fried steak. Reasonable prices. If you like Marilyn Munro, they have lots of memorabilia of her to view. They love dogs... even have treats and water... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35955 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: (760) 321-7197
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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