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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 6
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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
Excellent lunch spot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Cathedral city
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Desert Hot Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

This Cafe has it all. Great Food. Never leave hungry. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner items on the menu all day. Great Service, never an empty cup of coffee or other beverages, and always a Smile. Never Disappointed. Locals Love It Too....

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Cathedral City, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Good food. Good atmosphere. Pastrami on rye. Yes.... Marilyn Monroe everywhere...Yes. Great for Sunday Morning breakfast.

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Palm springs
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The hot tri-tip sandwich wth mashed potatoes and real gravy, is the best ever! Service always great and atmosphere is terrific.

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Palm Springs, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Surrounded by a vast array of Marilyn Monroe photos this breakfast/lunch only eatery is worth a visit but the food is average at best. The scramble eggs with lox was over cooked and the corned beef, though claiming to be homemade, tasted like out of a can.

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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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