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Sunshine Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the food there, is always good and good price. The service is nice too always with a smile in the face.

Thank Eliseo M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently came here with my family on a vacation visit to Palm Springs. This restaurant has great waiters, service, and food! I have come here multiple times and the waiters are always so friendly! They know how to help you in every way and get you exactly what you need! The service is always very fast one minute your... More 

Thank Kaylin O
Palm Springs, California
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try this place after dropping our dog off for surgery. Not much to look at but who cares. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was one of the best. I had an egg white veggie omelet with home fries. (red skin potatoes with skin on) My husband had regular omelet and bacon. Nice thick slices. Our... More 

Thank david c
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this palce for breakfast. Just a nice diner that makes super eggs benedict on the weekeds. Love it. Go!

Thank ChicagoZeus
Cathedral City, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Staff is fun and friendly. Food is fresh and hot, not to mention delicious. The café is a small cozy spot which make you feel at home.

Thank Maya T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charm and character. Excellent home spun cooking and casual dining. One of those out of the way places that has a great local following

Desert Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after a busy day running arrands, and boy were we surprised! The hostess Gabby was so nice and perfessional she had us seated within seconds,of walking in,and drinks in,our hands moments later. We ordered a cajan chicken sandwich and my taste buds were in ahhh. The meal,was,so good we requested to speak with the chef. That is... More 

Thank Christina M
Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We have been going there for years. You might say it has a diner fell to it. Definitely a mom and pop restaurant serving comfort food with large portions and low prices. My favorite for breakfast is Chicken fried steak smothered in gravy with hash browns and 2 eggs. This is not the place for a sliced strawberry on a... More 

Thank enrique2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This place serves very traditional cafe food. The portions are decent. I liked that you could swap toast for a pancake or French toast. The place is nothing special to look at but the owner and cools and service care. I understand they also recently started serving dinner. Reasonable price.

Thank JPHauck
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome good food good prices good service . Parking leaves something to be desired but can't be a winner all around Clean and basic dinner decor a little weathered And yes could use an upgrade. But having said that this place has awesome pancakes and biscuits & gravy are to die for

Thank Brad S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $12
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-328-1415
Sunshine Cafe is frequented by celebrities, politicians, word of mouth visitors from around the world and mostly our wonderful locals. Known as a local hole in the wall with a funky vibe and fantastic food Sunshine Cafe has the perfect meal whether you are craving pancakes, our Best of The Valley Sunshine Salad, or a dinner entree. We strive to have the best food, friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere to make Sunshine one of your favorite places to eat.

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