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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Delivery
Description: Sunshine Cafe is frequented by celebrities, politicians, word of mouth...
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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Review

I used to eat here quite often, price went up and in Social Security it is difficult to eat there often. $20 for a meal and drink plus tip is too much

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Ronald B
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Cathedral City, California, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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Cathedral City, California, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I used to eat here quite often, price went up and in Social Security it is difficult to eat there often. $20 for a meal and drink plus tip is too much

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Staying at Welk Resort Desert Oasis for 3 nights for the Indian Wells tennis tournament. This restaurant is less than a mile from the resort. Standard breakfast fare. Good coffee with plenty of refills. We both had the veggie omelette. Had hash browns, home fries and toast. Lots of food for $10 each. Service was quick and someone refilled coffee... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

after a long plane trip this was a perfect first stop before heading for David and Bob's beautiful home. The pancakes were fabulous and so was the coffee. The weather was perfect for sitting outside. Definitely go back.

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Santa Clarita, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Seriously, best omelette ever! We were in Rancho Mirage for the weekend and were lucky enough to choose the Sunshine Cafe for breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning. It was jam packed, always a good sign. After a lengthy wait, we were let thru the kitchen to a seating area in the back of this tight little restaurant that makes... More 

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Toronto
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We went for brunch on Sunday and there was a lineup, so we went back on Monday instead. My husband had a patty melt and I had huevos rancheros. I'll be torn next time because I had a bite of his patty melt, which is also a favourite of mine. Delicious. My eggs were cooked perfectly. The ranchero sauce was... More 

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Acton, California
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77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We were in the area for the weekend, drove by and thought it looked like a nice place, although small. Turns out it was great for breakfast, and very large inside with lots of tables. We enjoyed the food and the service, and will definitely go back. One odd thing though - someone brought a small dog in with them,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Sunshine Cafe never disappoints. Excellent diner food at a good price. The best pancakes and eggs in the Coachella Valley. Friendly staff. Comfortable environment. We love it. Feels like home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a little hole in the wall restaurant with great breakfasts. The have expanded their offerings to include dinner

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great spot, from the ways you're greeted at the door to attentive service and really good food . The banana pancakes are wonderful, their salads are fresh and crispy, and any egg dish is great. It is a gem, well worth the drive from either end of the valley.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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126 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was picking up a friend staying in Cathedral City. We wanted breakfast before heading into Palm Springs. This was always a good spot and it still is. We had eggs, prepared exactly to order and split a generous half order of biscuits and gravy, also excellent! We had a leisurely visit and breakfast. It is a great diner setting.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-328-1415

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Café

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?