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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
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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San Diego, California
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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65 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
San Francisco
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is basic American food. Food is OK. The cleanliness is questionable. Just off Highway 11 in Cathedral City, California.

Thank atwestSanFrancisco
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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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
Families with children, 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?