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Sunshine Cafe

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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Sunshine Cafe is frequented by celebrities, politicians, word of mouth...
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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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Never mind the decor, you're here for the food

I went for lunch recently and was seated right away. Coffee and a glass of water and a menu were delivered by the bus boy. The waitress was finishing up with some other customers (pleasant banter, not annoying) and efficiently took my order. My coffee was immediately refilled. Lunch (Turkey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
bsimonis
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Palm Springs, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I almost hate writing this review because Sunshine is always busy for breakfast and lunch - especially in season - because the food is great and the staff are just amazing. Sure, Sunshine Cafe is convenient for us, but we would go across town for this place. Prices are reasonable and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pancakes are mouth-watering... More 

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Thank Michael L
Palm Springs, California
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went for lunch recently and was seated right away. Coffee and a glass of water and a menu were delivered by the bus boy. The waitress was finishing up with some other customers (pleasant banter, not annoying) and efficiently took my order. My coffee was immediately refilled. Lunch (Turkey omelette with avocado) came out, it was good. The turkey... More 

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Thank bsimonis
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant several times . Although the place is smaller in size, roughly 10 tables plus a countertop area to sit at. I've always gotten a table with only a few minute wait at best. The prices are reasonable based on the food portion size you get. I would not say to prices are cheap, when... More 

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Thank Gary K
Cathedral City
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is good....great place for breakfast and brunch, my favorite meals...Service was good and a great time was had by all.

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Thank maryeberspacher
Rancho Mirage, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great locals spot, that you don't really see From hwy 111. Decor isn't great but don't let that deter you, great food!

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Thank Mary H
Trenton, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building does not look to inviting but don't let that fool you. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Good food, not swimming in grease/oil. Reasonable price and friendly service. ENJOY

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Thank Claudette R
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch with the Golden Girls (three of us grew up together on the Oregon Coast in the 50's and 60's). Lots of laughs over lunch, which for two was great, one a french dip and the other a juicy hamburger. The third choice was a Ruben and that didn't fair well. The meat was cut to thick and full of... More 

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Thank JULIE H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had breakfast here on morning. Extensive menu. Great tasting Steak and eggs with home fries. They have lunch and dinner as well. I'd go back in a minute. Great prices too

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Thank NicMant
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously I like a range of food if you ever have read my posts. So it often won’t matter if its high end or down home – as long as its good. Sunshine is a regular goto for us when in Palm Springs. Its got the attitude I like in a no-frills kind of place; great menu options and now... More 

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Thank Frank S
Sacramento, California
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

As you step in you walk back in time to a place in the past. ADORABLE Americana Cafe. Counter seating, tables, booths and a feeling of grandmother's kitchen. The service is warm, friendly, efficient and they remember their visitor's as MANY come in daily. You can't have higher praise than that, can you? They are known for their home-made pancake... More 

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Thank KSparrow

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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