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Sunshine Cafe

36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (33 reviews)
“home fries” (13 reviews)
“finger food” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-7282
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, the Sunshine Cafe is not a bad place to eat. But the interior is drab, the service can be sloppy, and better at the same price is easily available.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast is a great meal to enjoy out and with friends. The Sunshine Cafe offers a friendly place to enjoy an unrushed breakfast. The wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. The coffee is good and the cup bottomless. Eggs prepared just the way you...More

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here several times and never been disappointed! Definitely the best grilled Asian chicken salad .. real grill marks on the moist chicken. Everything is very fresh and attention is given to how it is presented. I also have enjoyed a variety of wonderful...More

Thank marsha26miller
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Have the croissant egg bacon and cheese sandwich...it’s great. Wait help are friendly. Nice and close if you live in Bountiful Utah

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Very average and horribly cramp. Customer attentiveness was lacking. Worst vegetable omelette ever. I have never seen such a thin egg scramble (which means watered down). And a goulash of soggy canned mushroom, tomatoes and Spinach. Completely tasteless. Should have ordered the pancakes, which looked...More

Thank Diegonative
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We waited almost 30 minutes to be seated for Sunday breakfast, which was understandable due to the busy time. But then it took another 15 minutes to get coffee and place out orders (party of 4) and almost another hour to be served simple fare...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

You need to like a bizarre environment to appreciate this find. We were seated in the back section and walked through the kitchen area to get there; food pick up window to the right, walk in freezer to the left. We weren’t even walked back,...More

Thank B0lder
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Don't let the outside of this cafe deter you. The food is simply so good you could be missing out. It's busy but you get seated pretty quick. There are so many choices I had trouble to decide. I told the server I was having...More

Thank c0untrygal
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Super nice staff, always pleasant. The food is pretty standard and I would give it 3 stars, but the staff are 5 star. This isn’t really a tourist spot, but everybody in Cathedral City goes there. A real cross of the diverse local community.

1  Thank Charlie P
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner - The menu is a familiar mix of the standards. Portions are good and prices very reasonable. The lunch burgers are very good and the various salads are large. Dinner specials such as the lasagna or the meat loaf are just...More

Thank Dave E
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Jim P
March 5, 2018|
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Response from vtbear50 | Reviewed this property |
I will check it out and let you know
October 29, 2016|
Response from Jay S | Property representative |
Yes, Sunshine Cafe serves Breakfast from 7am-8pm, all day
October 29, 2016|
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Response from Jay S | Property representative |
7am-8pm every day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-7282
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-328-1415
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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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