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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
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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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Pateros, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped in after an afternoon of golf and boy were we pleased. This is a small unassuming cafe but every time we drove by there were always cars jockeying for parking. Our server was so friendly and answered all of our questions without any attitude. After we ordered he brought out dinner salads to those whose dinners came with... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Please do not be confused by my rating or title. This restaurant has plain but very good food served in a diner setting. Staff are friendly and helpful. If you like this type of setting you will not be disappointed

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We ate breakfast here. I had chile rellenos. Husband had biscuits and gravy. Food was great. Service was great. Can't wait to go back.

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CLACKAMAS
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87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just a rather small cafe on the corner that from the outside you would probably drive right by except for all the people trying to find parking on the street. On the inside it is a small cafe but the food is great and the service is good. The food came fast after we ordered and it was correct. The... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had breakfast here this past weekend. The food was only average and not so exciting. Hadn't been in awhile so wanted to re-try their food. It was only ok and not someplace I will be rushing back to.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Spotted this place as we left for a tour, saw that parking was at a premium and decided that was the place to try when we returned. Always prefer a family owned restaurant over franchised pap and this one didn't disappoint. Friendly, efficient, fast service and the food was excellent. Fresh squeezed orange juice (I swear it was squeezed on... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Greasy and boring! Do not go for any kind of healthy food or food of decent quality. I was told by the server that the "Roast Turkey " was fresh and in- house roasted. Definitely not what I was served. Very disappointing as I was really looking forward to a great sandwich. Also, the place was really not clean and... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love this place. No nonsense, no pretense. Just good food and good service. The place could use some updating decor wise, but it is what is is... A greasy spoon diner. I think they have the best pancakes in town.

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Palm Springs, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A wonderful, small breakfast spot off the beaten track. Always crowded, but for good reason. The food is terrific...omelets are delish!

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Tallahassee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Super friendly staff, piping hot, specialty coffee and food to die for. Big selection for all and reasonably priced - especially for what you get! Go here and eat and you'll be happy you did. I almost wanted to keep this place my secret, but I loved it so much, I wanted to share for their benefit.

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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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