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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Palm Springs, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Malps1
Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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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! !

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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 

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Thank BubbeSuzie
Palm Springs, California
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55 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.

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Palm Springs, California
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

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Thank Greg N
Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located Cafe with outdoor and indoor seating. Very busy place, yet service was great, the coffee was eagerly refilled and the meals were of good quality. Wait staff were friendly and eager to provide good service. Recommend.

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Thank Raphaels53
Cathedral City
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Michael’s Café located in the Mission Plaza Shopping Center at the corner of Gerald Ford and Date Palm Drive. 35-955 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234 has been serving the Coachella Valley and Cathedral City in particular for over 23 years. During that time, Michael’s has acquired a large dedicated following of diners who come from all parts of... More 

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Thank 858marca
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is wonderful they had options on their food choices I had the patty melt it was so fresh I want to try the breakfast I must say road trip worthy

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Thank Damien G
Cathedral City, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Great place for breakfast! The service is above average --your coffee cup or ice tea glass will never be empty. The meals arrive quickly and are always nice and hot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?