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Kendall's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
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528 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-3491
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2015

It has been our tradition for the past 20 years to stop for breakfast at Kendall's when visiting Borrego Spring. The food has always been good and service outstanding. Prices are very reasonable.

1 Thank John G
New Britain, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2015

Have eaten breakfast a number of times. Be sure and order the blueberry pancakes...fantastic! Good service and prices. Clean and good service.

1 Thank KathiT53
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2015

This little diner is always packed at breakfast. The food is standard fare, but plentiful and well-priced, and the vibe is oh, so retro.

Thank MontereyBruce
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here during a cross-country bicycle ride. The waitress was very friendly and we had great service. It was a solid breakfast and we also had bagel sandwiches wrapped up to go for us to eat later. Good option for an early morning breakfast.

Thank Shawn W
Long Beach, California
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174 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2015

Have been coming here on and off since I started coming to Borrego many years ago. This is the kind of lunch spot that you can count on for consistency.

Thank Alexander_Designs
Marengo, Illinois
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Diner atmosphere in the desert. Love the breakfasts there. If you like old fashion biscuits and gravy, then go there. Delicious

1 Thank clc772
NY burbs
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133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2015

A diner/coffee shop that looks just like what it is...placed in a strip mall, it has zero character and no view. The food, however, is decent, fresh and filling. Salads are crispy with toppings a plenty. Sandwich bread is fresh and tasty. Mexican food is also good. The french fries are AMAZING. Breakfast is also a good bet here. There... More 

Thank Gooselee
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

I'm sure there is a Denny's type clientele that loves this place. It just wasn't our speed in food type & quality. My tuna melt was very greasy. The no onion requested salad came with an abundance of onions. The clam chowder was okay. Service was, um, conservative.

San Diego
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321 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place takes me right back to places my family used to on road trips when I was a kid in the 70s. Lots of vinyl, lots of Formica, with a long bar for solo diners. It's in the main strip mall in downtown Borrego Springs, but it's around the back, which probably makes it quieter than the places that... More 

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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Stopped on a drive with friends for lunch. Nice clean and good food. Really liked my Chicken Torta. Nice and cool and good service. Good brewed iced tea.

Thank Rmassoudi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $11
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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)  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-3491

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