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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    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
Great little diner

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...

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Bruce G
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Seattle, Washington
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Cathedral City, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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 10 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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Cathedral City, California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A little place that serves up DELICIOUS salads, breakfast, sandwiches, soups. My favorite are the salads served on pie plates. Go hungry because the portions are large. Really Really good food.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I haven't eaten here for dinner yet, but the breakfasts are awesome! One of the best values in the area. Definitely worth a stop.

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palm springs
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Booth or table informal dining Breakfast specials are nice Sunshine salad is very good. Comfortable and friedly

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