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All 111 Cathedral City Restaurants

Sunshine Cafe

36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
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Ranked #11 of 111 Restaurants in Cathedral City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Sunshine Cafe is frequented by celebrities, politicians, word of mouth visitors from around the world and mostly our wonderful locals. Known as a local hole in the wall with a funky vibe and fantastic food Sunshine Cafe has the perfect meal whether you are craving pancakes, our Best of The Valley Sunshine Salad, or a dinner entree. We strive to have the best food, friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere to make Sunshine one of your favorite places to eat.
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English first
palm desert, ca
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

ive eaten here many times before, but this time we had breakfast. there was only 1 waitress so service was not as good. then our food took a long time to get out. when it finally did, my bakon and eggs were lukewarm. my pancake and sausage was good but my bacon should not have been cold

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Palm Springs, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Sunshine Cafe turns breakfast into something out of this world. The side order of pancakes is delicious, the banana nut pancakes are amazing. A Great hidden gem!!

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Dublin, OH
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This hidden gem has the most incredible Banana Nut Pancakes! I was curious to try after reading some of the reviews, thinking that these things could not possibly be that good without chocolate chips in them.. I was proven wrong, they were delicious, and the service was pretty great too!

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Cathedral City, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have been eating here for 15 years, as we live down the street about a mile. We agree with all of the wonderful reviews but unfortunately they use something on the griddle (griddle grease?) that sends me to the restroom within 15 minutes. It definitely happens with their wonderful hash browns. Recently, I tried the wonderful pecan-banana pancake and... More

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Palm Springs
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125 reviews 125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Food was fresh and properly prepared. Service was good. I had the Forest omelette with home fries and toast. Good food for a good price. I expected it to be much more crowded, as in past visits. Walked in, and found a table immediately.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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315 reviews 315 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I were staying at our timeshare nearby and we needed to grab a late bite to eat. My wife has been coming to this place off and on for years but this was a first for me. They used to only be open for breakfast and lunch however, within the past year they have added dinnertime hours... More

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Locals know, early birds know, hungry guys know, that Sunshine Cafe is just that good. Good service, good breakfast, good coffee, good fresh juice. We stumbled upon this place as hungry tourists looking for an off the beat place to try. We were greeted by owners that have personality and care! Treat yourself and give this quirky place a try,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Terrible experience , I did not like it the food is regular and to expensive for a regular meal. I don't recommend to visit this place.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We've eaten here 3 times in the last few months and it's now our favorite. The prices are great and the food amazing. My wife says their Ruben sandwich is the best she's had.

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Adelaide, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

not much else to say except that traditional diner fare is treated with respect and customers are king dined twice during a recent trip and will return.

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