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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
Today
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, 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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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Best omelette ever!

Seriously, best omelette ever! We were in Rancho Mirage for the weekend and were lucky enough to choose the Sunshine Cafe for breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning. It was jam packed, always a good sign. After a lengthy wait, we were let thru the kitchen to a seating area in the back of this tight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
talkslikeaduck
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Santa Clarita, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Clarita, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Seriously, best omelette ever! We were in Rancho Mirage for the weekend and were lucky enough to choose the Sunshine Cafe for breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning. It was jam packed, always a good sign. After a lengthy wait, we were let thru the kitchen to a seating area in the back of this tight little restaurant that makes... More 

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went for brunch on Sunday and there was a lineup, so we went back on Monday instead. My husband had a patty melt and I had huevos rancheros. I'll be torn next time because I had a bite of his patty melt, which is also a favourite of mine. Delicious. My eggs were cooked perfectly. The ranchero sauce was... More 

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Acton, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in the area for the weekend, drove by and thought it looked like a nice place, although small. Turns out it was great for breakfast, and very large inside with lots of tables. We enjoyed the food and the service, and will definitely go back. One odd thing though - someone brought a small dog in with them,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Sunshine Cafe never disappoints. Excellent diner food at a good price. The best pancakes and eggs in the Coachella Valley. Friendly staff. Comfortable environment. We love it. Feels like home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a little hole in the wall restaurant with great breakfasts. The have expanded their offerings to include dinner

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great spot, from the ways you're greeted at the door to attentive service and really good food . The banana pancakes are wonderful, their salads are fresh and crispy, and any egg dish is great. It is a gem, well worth the drive from either end of the valley.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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251 reviews 251 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was picking up a friend staying in Cathedral City. We wanted breakfast before heading into Palm Springs. This was always a good spot and it still is. We had eggs, prepared exactly to order and split a generous half order of biscuits and gravy, also excellent! We had a leisurely visit and breakfast. It is a great diner setting.... More 

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Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is an unassuming looking restaurant. We entered through the front door, and were escorted through the front dining room, through the kitchen and into the rear dining room. The place was packed, and obviously a local favourite. We had the blueberry pancakes - huge pancakes absolutely loaded with blueberries. Very reasonable prices. Highly recommend this place!

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Richmond, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you're ever in Cathedral City, CA, check out the tiny Sunshine Cafe on Cathedral Canyon Drive. I especially like the filet of sole, covered with a creamy lemon caper sauce, and the home-cooked meatloaf, which is so large that I had to take some home. I certainly would not have left it. My dining companion also enjoyed the stuffed... More 

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Pateros, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-328-1415

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Café

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

Questions & Answers

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