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Sunshine Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
6:00 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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Cedar Hill, TX
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful local diner just 2 minutes from the Welk's Resort where we are staying. Breakfast was delicious. Fresh squeezed California orange juice, two eggs, 2 sausage patties, a large pancake and homemade refried beans to die for. You could choose from hash browns, home fries, or refried beans. I never had beans for breakfast, so I thought I would try... More 

Thank stannine
Louisville, Colorado
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner was fish and chips, served well by a caring waiter. Basic and fresh. No frills and loved by locals who just may simply desire food. Period.

Thank andenver
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 1 week ago

AWESOME good, great prices, friendly staff. What more can you want when you want to grab a quick bite? The breakfast menu is NOT to be missed. Warning - they are very popular with the locals!!!

Thank Stephen B
Mount Vernon, Washington
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing spectacular it was breakfast for heaven's sakes. Two eggs over easy, hashbrowns and toast,$6.95. My sister-in-law took me there after I arrived at the airport. I don't know why these places always seem to have the best coffee. Pleasant, good place to visit with the sister-in-law that has turned into a best friend.

Thank heartsformexico
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

No matter what you order.....breakfast items or lunch food is fresh and homemade. Just like moms kitchen ..Saul the waiter was great. Very caring and attentive A must try

Thank Pookeygirl
Palm Springs
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular restaurant, with street parking and parking in the lot across the street. Very extensive menu with a "coffee shop" atmosphere.

Thank pauleU5379CP
key biscayne, Fl
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fortunately we were lost and searching for a Starbucks when we came across this little place. It was packed at 11 on a Wednesday so that looked promising. We were not disappointed. We actually enjoyed it so much we went back on the next day on our way to LA. I had poached eggs, corned beef hash and hash browns.... More 

Thank punnina65
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cafe is on a side street where you might miss the entrance..Looks like a little home with a front porch...once inside table and counter seating with a room in the back..staff is friendly and the food is your basic comfort food with good breakfasts, sandwiches and other goodies. Only there for lunch and the place is busy....

Thank Ted G
Cathedral City, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The restaraunt is clean but needs some renos. The breakfasts I've had were good and food size big. A little too big. Service was always so but pleasant.

Thank Jerry R
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were in a hurry, and after our meal we wished we had more time to enjoy the food. Service was fast and friendly , food was nice and hot and vey tasty. Well,worth a visit

Thank Kay C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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?