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Michael's Cafe

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35955 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-6658
(760) 321-7197
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reminiscent of a 50's diner with great "home style food". Marilyn and Jimmy Dean watch you eat some really wonderful comfort food! The wait staff is efficient and friendly and you will want to come back!

Thank 963daleh
southern california
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

michaels is a fun place to have breakfast or lunch - they are closed for dinner and all summer through mid- september- the service is prompt and cheerful and the food is a cut above standard coffee shop fare . there is an inside counter with fun movie star memorabilia as well as an outside patio at the front where... More 

Thank marblesdad
Cathedral City, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a great place for breakfast or lunch. They are not open for dinner. Their food is great and it's inexpensive to eat there.

Thank abear4u2
Rancho Mirage, California
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217 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great choices of breakfast selections....at great prices. For lunch, loads of salads and sandwiches to choose from.

Thank awinrm
Palm Springs, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This neighborhood gem provides consistently great food and great service. It may not be gourmet, but sometimes I want some good comfort food, and Michael's is good at making this happen. The Marilyn Monroe pics on the walls gives the atmosphere a quirky but friendly and fun attitude.

Thank Malps1
Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This place is loaded with Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, and photo's, also Elvis is a strong presence here. This restaurant specializes in breakfast and lunch only and closes at 2pm. They have daily specials and lots of sandwiches, and salads on the menu. Reasonably priced two people can get out of there for $30 with tip included no problem at lunchtime.... More 

Thank Mike71553
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Great Menu and very good food!! Our Breakfast Club meets at Michaels quite frequently with about 10 to 15 guys. Our food arrives all together on time with hot meals. We request separate checks which is no problem with the staff. Very warm friendly environment! !

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cathedral City, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Michael's Cafe is open at 6 am for breakfast and is open until 2 pm after lunch. They have the best Corned Beef Sandwiches in the Coachella Valley! Their breakfasts are wonderful. You can get anything you want. Their walls are a Shrine to Maralyn Monroe. There are signs on every table, No Cell Phones. You must go outside to... More 

Thank BubbeSuzie
Palm Springs, California
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Excellent food, breakfast and lunch. LOVE the turkey melt, and they make my scrambled eggs just the way I like. Really good home cooking. I usually eat here once a week.

1 Thank DesertDuck
Palm Springs, California
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Michael's is a popular spot in a small strip-mall just off Date Palm. One's first impression is that the place is very "homey". The walls are covered with nostalgic memorabilia, mostly of Marilyn Monroe. Menu is extensive, with typical breakfast and lunch offerings, and there are always daily specials. Staff is cordial and knows most of the regulars. You really... More 

Thank Greg N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35955 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-6658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: (760) 321-7197

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