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Sunshine Cafe

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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Thank THOMAS D
Desert Hot Springs, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Christina M
California
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank JPHauck
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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

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Thank Brad S
Palm Springs, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great price for what you get. Every time I go to this place I really enjoy. Nothing fancy-just real food and great prices. Walking into the cafe is like stepping back in time. There is some comfort in that and keeps the prices affordable. Fun neighborhood dive.

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Thank Todd K
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Every time I vist The Palm Springs Area this place is a must on my to do list great service awesome food and fair prices make this place a must

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Thank Brad S
Anaheim, California
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

You can't beat the Sunshine Cafe whether it is breakfast or lunch. Fresh hot and cooked to order. This is where the locals eat.

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Thank Tipton H
Cathedral City, California
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44 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

There were 14 people in our group. Myself and a friend had really bad meals. I have chatted via email with one of the owners in regards to this. He has offered me to purchase a meal

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1 Thank Ronald B
Arroyo Grande, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We came here based on a recommendation from our hotel. Waiter was pleasant, but someone hadn't shown up for work so they were understaffed. Food was good. Great prices. A Local favorite. We will return when the service staff is at full numbers.

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Thank 924larry
Farmingville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Local place on the outskirts of Cathedral city near our resort. Food was amazing - I had a chicken/coconut salad. It was far too large to eat all of it. Essentially it was a fruit salad on a bed of crispy lettuce. My husband had to help me finish. Large assortment and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Thank Sandi F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?