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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
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Ranked #11 of 113 Restaurants in Cathedral City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Delivery
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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Cathedral City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for good food, you will find it here. This is one of the few places that offers hash brown potatoes or home fries (for those of us from the east coast) and an endless cup of coffee. If you want fancy, this isn't the place for you! 😋

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Paso Robles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a cafe that could be easily passed over, due to the location and fact the exterior does not draw you in. But I am so glad my friend insisted we give it a try. From the time we entered to the time we walked out, the staff was friendly and courteous. The menu had a great breakfast and... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have eaten here 3 or 4 time now. Prices are great. Staff are very polite and very helpful. Food is very good and you will be full when you leave I'm sure. Would recommend to anyone.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were on our way out for a hike in the Indian Canyons, but needed a pack lunch and couldn't face a Subway!! Then we saw the Sunshine Cafe. At 10 am it was crowded with people taking breakfast, but when we asked if we could get a Sandwich to go, there was no problem. And the sandwich was huge,... More 

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New England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Joined a couple of friends for breakfast here on a recent Saturday morning and was quite impresssed. Had a delicious breakfast burrito; it was huge. and reasonably priced. Plenty of coffee, and friendly ppleasant service. Definitely a popular loca hangout, and I never would have visited if not for recommendations from friends a locals. Highly recommended

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Redondo Beach CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had a fun family dinner here. Service was excellent and friendly. Food is good, but love the atmosphere here.... The ultimate original American diner - not a chain or franchise. The original thing. We'll be back for sure.

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Belgrade, Montana
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311 reviews 311 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went for lunch after a long time between visits. Under new ownership and management which is very apparent. The same staff is still there but the feeling of family is not. I had an omelet with spinach, mushrooms and cheese, it was a little scant on the filling. I like that if you do not want potatoes or toast... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A simple little restaurant in cathedral city. Full menu, Great Breakfast and Lunch. It is off the beaten path, so keep your eyes open for it. Friendly service and good food.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good menu and the service is pretty good also. The seating area is split between the 'front room' and the 'back room', with the kitchen in between. Well rounded menu. Parking is limited.

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Cathedral City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Been going here for over 17 years and rarely disappointed. Service is friendly and food is always good and lots of it....Parking can be a problem...they have a small area to park in or else it is the street. They are now open for dinner as well....haven't done that yet.

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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: Café

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