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Kendall's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner
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528 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Gentofte Municipality, Denmark
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, our teenage son had a great breakfast in a great retro setting. The food was really good and good service!

Thank cng2820
San Diego, California
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I have been several times to this Café. After hours of driving through the desert it is a calm oasis despite being in a mall. The food is quite good and the staff very nice and helpful. My favourite is the BLT....

Thank Barbara S
Laguna Beach
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164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Kendall's has been a Borrego Springs "go to" place for many years. They serve very good breakfasts (mom and pop style), good lunches (with the best onion rings I have had and a good hamburger), and a very good wait staff. In addition to the "American" menu, they also have an interesting Mexican menu. Overall, this is a good restaurant... More 

Thank LagunaMike
Seal Beach, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Because of the TA reviews, we gave this a try on the first morning of our 3 day stay, and that was all we needed to know. The best blueberry pancakes ever, perfectly cooked with plenty of blueberries. Other breakfast items were very good as well. Grapefruit slice as garnish was grown locally and killer! Service was great and the... More 

Thank Franciscob2012
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

The food's good, the people nice. There's simply nothing more to add. Just go - you won't be disappointed!

Thank Rockhopper104
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have been going to Kendall's cafe for about 20 years. I have never had a bad meal. The Kendall's supreme breakfast is really good. Buffalo burgers are yummy, and any Mexican special will never disappoint.

Thank Susan K
Morro Bay, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Classic locals restaurant. the waitress seemd to know everyone in the place. Service is fast and freindly. I had breakfast here twice....both times excellent. There is a big breakfast menu with plenty of choices and options. Spanish omelette was great, French toast was fine, Hash browns are crispy and delicious and most importantly....my coffee cup never got empty!

Thank PeterR23
Balboa Island, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This place was a little odd from the moment we walked in. No one greeted us and we rather straight there wondering what to do. When it came time to order there was not a great selection. There were five kinds of pizza with no substitutions. In order at the counter and pay before you get your food when you... More 

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Newport Beach, Ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Located in the "Mall" in town, this is a tasty and well priced place for breakfast. It was well staffed and the service was good. I got the impression that this where the locals enjoy their breakfast outing and where visitors go before a day of activity.

Thank 1travelwarrior
cardiff uk
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124 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

A friendly welcome. Good menu with very reasonable prices. Excellent service. Food obviously good to order. Decor is smart retro! You feel you are in a diner of years ago.

Thank vjj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $11
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-767-3491

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