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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
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

HUGE portioned sandwiches are a signature here! I love their breakfast menu and combos. Great servers and a wonderful atmosphere if you like Marilyn Monroe kitsch. It's a VERY popular restaurant with outdoor dining available. They do close in the latter part of the Summer for 6-8 weeks, reopening in September usually.

Thank Stephen B
Palm Springs, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love all the Marilyn collectables, and I knew this is a place for comfort food; however, I ordered French toast, scrambled egg, and bacon but received A slice of French toast, and old bacon left from the morning. Thought it strange that the French toast was just a single piece of toast! Then, the bacon was very pale, which had... More 

Thank SweetHome60608
San Diego, California
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235 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All sandwiches burgers are exceptional. This is a locals place. The owners take great pride in food, service end cleanliness. Been eating here for many years

Thank Pookeygirl
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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227 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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?