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Sunshine Cafe

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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
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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, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Recently had lunch at the Sunshine Cafe. I ordered the tuna salad that was served on a large bed of lettuce with tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced egg, and a dollop of tuna. The tuna was tasty and the salad was reasonable for the price charged $10.25. Not a bargain, but decent. My companion had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Palm Springs, California, United States
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Palm Springs, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Breakfast or lunch are our favorites. The freshness and quality of food is outstanding. Do not limit yourself but the Chinese lunch salad is perfect and enough for two meals. Many other items on the breakfast and lunch menu are fantastic. Dinner was not mentioned but we do entertain our friends here for dinner. They love the Sunshine Cafe. But... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Recently had lunch at the Sunshine Cafe. I ordered the tuna salad that was served on a large bed of lettuce with tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced egg, and a dollop of tuna. The tuna was tasty and the salad was reasonable for the price charged $10.25. Not a bargain, but decent. My companion had a Bacon, Avocado & Tomato sandwich also... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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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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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?