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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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Palm Springs, California, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is very convenient to get to. It's right off the main strip adjacent to the City Hall complex right in the heart of Cathedral City. The food is great, and the servers are always working hard for you. It's basic comfort food, but that's what is special. There is a second dining room in the back, so don't... More 

Thank David C
Rancho Mirage, California
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230 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food...good service...very cheerful....great value for breakfast. Be sure to try the pancakes...one of their specialties.

Thank awinrm
Winfield, Kansas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not fancy at all, but they have great food. It's the only place we visited twice during our stay. Breakfast at Sunshine is the best!

Thank Curtis D
Los Angeles, California
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227 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place doesn't give you anything fancy. The food is wonderful diner-style food, without any side of pretentiousness. It's a family favorite and it's inexpensive. I don't think they serve alcohol here, so don't bother if you're looking for a brunch spot. However, it's cozy and warm, so if you want a chill spot to eat a hearty breakfast, this... More 

Thank AshWolf
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seems to be mainly a breakfast place but now they are open for dinner. It seemed pretty average for dinner

Thank drillerboy
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I love to eat in diners, I just hate that they are always so dirty. Once you get by the filth of a diner then this is a great place. We loved the blue berry pancakes. The eggs and bacon were down correctly. We will be back.

Thank jgaeth
Cathedral City, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We love having breakfast at Sunshine and especially the blueberry pancakes. Staff are always fun and playful and efficient.

Thank Gerald P L
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

My children and I were completely satiated from the massive portion of food we delighted in. Service was top notch, and the breakfast food was superb.

Thank SpartanKarl87
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We have eaten at this delightful cafe on several occasions when in the Palm Springs area. Parking is a little difficult and you may have to wait a bit for a table, but the result is worth it. Usually there for breakfast or brunch. They make some of the best pancakes I've ever tasted. The portions are generous and the... More 

Thank Frank P
Huntington Beach, California
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182 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Cute place and large menu. Cathedral Canyon at Highway 111. Lots of choices. One small room in the front but there is another dining room in the back. The pancakes are the size of a dinner plate. I ordered one pancake and bacon and nibbled off my husbands omelette, hash browns and toast. Very friendly service.

Thank MrsPickle

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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)  >  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?