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Sunshine Cafe

36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
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Ranked #12 of 111 restaurants in Cathedral City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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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English first
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Locals know, early birds know, hungry guys know, that Sunshine Cafe is just that good. Good service, good breakfast, good coffee, good fresh juice. We stumbled upon this place as hungry tourists looking for an off the beat place to try. We were greeted by owners that have personality and care! Treat yourself and give this quirky place a try,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Terrible experience , I did not like it the food is regular and to expensive for a regular meal. I don't recommend to visit this place.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We've eaten here 3 times in the last few months and it's now our favorite. The prices are great and the food amazing. My wife says their Ruben sandwich is the best she's had.

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Adelaide, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

not much else to say except that traditional diner fare is treated with respect and customers are king dined twice during a recent trip and will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I found the Sunshine Cafe on yelp, the favorable reviews were on point. Jay really made us feel welcomed. The food was delicious, eggs, refried beans, tortillas and salsa were very good; however the banana pecan pancakes rocked the house! This is the place for a home cooked meal. Can't wait to try other menu items. Will definitely go again.

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Cathedral City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Have been going to Sunshine Cafe since I arrived in the Vallley in 1995. Very good food, altho' I feel it has become a little 'pricey' for breakfast. However, very nice place to eat and relax, and terrific for visitors. Good, down home feeling!

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Cathedral City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Breakfast was very good with your choice of real home fries or hash browns. Don't be deceived by the outside looking small, it is larger than you think with plenty of room inside. Good, friendly service.

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Palm Desert, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We met the owners of this restaurant some time back and decided to give their establishment a try for breakfast. It turned out to be a good try. This restaurant is a small local place on a side street. The food and the service truly made breakfast a delightful experience. We each had an omelet that was very well made.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was not aware of this place before a friend that lives in Cathedral City took me there for dinner during my visit to the desert. It was a pleasant surprise with good food, excellent and polite servers and staff. It is small and certainly not a chain. Not sure how long it has been around but the interior is... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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130 reviews 130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast after hearing about this place for years. It's your old fashioned "greasy spoon", but clean with good food. I had eggs and pancakes, and coffee, all perfect. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was tasty and reasonable. It's located near the Mary Pickford Theater in Cathedral City. Recommended if you're in the area.

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