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Michael's Cafe

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35955 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 321-7197
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Every week

Since it's right around the corner from our winter residence, we are regulars. Breakfast is our preferred meal, but I understand luncheons are great too. The unique collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia and collectibles are displayed everywhere. Food and service is tasty and reliable as you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
RedRox
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Sedona, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the fun decor to the great staff to the tasty omelette, this place has it all! It was our first time here, but it won't be the last!

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Sedona, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Since it's right around the corner from our winter residence, we are regulars. Breakfast is our preferred meal, but I understand luncheons are great too. The unique collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia and collectibles are displayed everywhere. Food and service is tasty and reliable as you would expect from a local corner diner.

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Thank RedRox
Rancho Mirage, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Went there for lunch today with my lunch buddy, based on the reviews. The service was great, and the menu was inviting. I had to make a decision and went with one of my faves, a French dip sandwich. I was disappointed. While it was loaded with beef, it was well done, and there was nothing special about it. My... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Have been to Michaels often, always good. I particularly liked that my eggs florentine was not salted. Always a big crowd there.

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Thank rozaire
Lemon Grove
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We had breakfast, I had eggs, bacon, potatoes and wheat toast. Eggs and bacon were OK, potatoes plain and not done all the way toast was bad. Wife had Denver omelette it was fine and hash browns were good and biscuit was great.overall average place.

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Thank F7138PVdavids
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Michels does only breakfast and lunch. Large portions like many places in the desert. The tubs salad was huge. Good wholesome food. Nice waitress with that deli kind of edge to her. Gave good advice. Very comfortable. You can eat inside or outside. Good lunch food at a good price. Close and convenient off Date Palm by Gerald Ford Drive.

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Thank K A
Palm Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a good ole fashion 50's type deli/diner with a counter and booths, plus some outdoor seating. It has Dr Brown sodas, burgers, deli sandwiched, chopped liver or tuna salads...the works...and the food is good. Breakfast menu is huge with omelets, egg dishes and is available all day. Lunch includes numerous salads [Cobb, Mandarin chicken, etc] and a big... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Had their French toast and it was nice and cinnamon-y. Good sized portions. Terrific staff. A place where you find locals eating!

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Thank ccsmits
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We often eat here when in Cathedral City. We were shown to a table the instant we stepped through the door by a very friendly lady. A young waiter came by to ask for a drinks order. Our waitress brought menus, I ordered scrambled eggs with bacon and French toast with maple syrup, my partner ordered scrambled eggs with sausage... More 

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Thank Bozzybear
Perthshire, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Went here with my wife after being recommended by friends. We sat at the counter for breakfast and were made very welcome by all the staff. Seemed busy with locals which is a good sign. Food was excellent and good value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35955 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: (760) 321-7197

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?