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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
Today
7:00 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, Lunch, 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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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Gotta try this place

been to this place two different times and you gotta try this place if you have not yet. The workers are nice and friendly, great food and it's not too busy. Never had to wait more then 30mins for a table. Will go back there again. There's not a lot of places to park there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
mikkie2003
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Cathedral City, California
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Cathedral City, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

been to this place two different times and you gotta try this place if you have not yet. The workers are nice and friendly, great food and it's not too busy. Never had to wait more then 30mins for a table. Will go back there again. There's not a lot of places to park there.

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Cathedral City, California
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Its a simple, small, tired cafe in need of extra cleaning and fresh renovation. Both times my breakfast meal was delayed, not hot, bland in flavors (huevos rancheros). As I cook, I would have rather eaten at home. But the locals seem to rave about this place. For the prices charged, food quality should be higher and fresher. Smoked Turkey... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

While working in Cathedral City we stopped in at Sunshine Cafe for dinner. My husband had the Ruben sandwich and I had the French dip. The Ruben was soggy and not very good, the meat was rather thick and tough. The bread on the French dip old and cold, so I took The meat out and tried to eat that.... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Old school, not fancy, mostly locals however I love to take out of town guests here. Privately owned, not a chain, wonderful breakfasts, nice-friendly service in a no-rush atmosphere

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Central Coast, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Referred by a local company, GH pool supplier, it has a simple menu of feel good items. The sunshine salad was a traditional salad blend of iceberg lettuce w/ shredded carrot and purple cabbage. They made it their own with avocado and a generous amount of raisins. Garnished with cheddar cheese topped tortilla chips, this salad hit the spot. The... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I eat here when I am getting my car serviced. Breakfast food is consistently good. This restaurant has been in business for years.

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Largo, Florida
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Resort recommendation...small and quaint indoors and outside. We love to eat outside, although a main road we loved it...it was very quiet. I had the best I mean the best eggs benedict ever ever ever !!! Homemade chef prepared Hollandaise sauce was too die for. I had enough for two breakfasts. Omelets were huge..Local favorite

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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is very interesting to say the least. It kind a has a dirty feel to it. The owner May come across as a bit rude, but I think it might be her sense of humor. I've been there couple times it's not my kind of place.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Have been having breakfast and lunch at this place for years...it is consistently good and moderately priced. They offer a wide variety of diner food and it is well done...

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Sierra Madre, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fast service and a patio area so we took our pups. They offered water for our pups and the table was shaded by an umbrella.

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Additional Information about Sunshine Cafe

Address: 36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
Phone Number: +1 760-328-1415
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: Cafe

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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  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-328-1415

Price and Cuisine

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?