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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
ALWAYS CONSISTENTLY GOOD

This restaurant is consistently good for its food. It is very plain and served that way. The wait staff has been there forever (good sign) and they are friendly and helpful. We go there often for breakfast, for you can get a small meal that is always good, served very quickly and reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For breakfast and lunch. Waitresses were very attentive. Food is very good and portions are big. Items are greatly priced.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This restaurant is consistently good for its food. It is very plain and served that way. The wait staff has been there forever (good sign) and they are friendly and helpful. We go there often for breakfast, for you can get a small meal that is always good, served very quickly and reasonable priced. Who could ask for more.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a wonderful diner just brimming with Monroe kitch. Classic, right down to the servers who for the most part ,are women that appeared to been pluck out of the south. Kind of crusty but loveable but, you don't want to cross them. The food is classic comfort food, made with great ingredients. I had the Patty Melt. The... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

this stip mall dinner has the old Hollywood flair wtih pictures on the walls and a most attentive staff. The food was great and friends all felt embraced by the staff as we had a birthday brunch for our party.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?