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“If only they had a good cook”
Review of Sunshine Cafe

Sunshine Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery
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.
Reviewed August 29, 2013

The place is a dive and I get it and love it. Here's the point, if you're going to let your business be a dive you better have kickass food. They don't. Not even close. I've given Sunshine 3 chances and each time was a bust. Whether it was a sandwich or breakfast it all sucked.

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Thank Nels
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The back room is a drop-off in contrast to the front, but both need to be fresher. The carpet needs replacement. The walls need paint. The front door needs to stand open at night to get some new air in. The air has a spoiled smell. To walk to the back room, customers pass through the galley where wait staff pick up and drop off. They pass right by the workers, which could be fun, but isn't because with the toilets on the other side and the overall need for cleaning, it is discouraging instead.

Service is cheerful, more so than the place. Promptness is not a problem, although it is mentioned as one by others. The food is fairly good too, but again, not outstanding. The menu offers many choices.

If you find a dive with great food, the food compensates. In this case, no way. And prices are not lower than places that are more attractive and just as good.

Parking is fine. Safety is fine. No atmosphere inside or out.

In the end, the sour smell in the place, its grimy look, and the look of unkempt furniture, carpet, and walls are not made up for. I don't know what would make up for the stale and sour smell.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

A few years ago a golf buddy and I went here for breakfast almost every week. As I remember they has something called "All American breakfast special" for 6 bucks or so. Service was good, coffee unending, food hot and fresh. Then for a couple of weeks in a row things deteriorated with cold servings (eggs, home fries) and just not appealing. So we quit it but did go back a year ago and found things not much better. I guess that's the problem with running a restaurant. I see a lot of positive reviews here and maybe things have improved but I for one won't return unless I get a recommendation from someone I trust. And lastly, the coffee was hot and unlimited but was never what I call good. Want something memorable? Go to Elmer's and get the German Pancake with Fruit Combo.

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Thank H R
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

On a recent trip to Palm Springs, we ate here several times. Very friendly service and good food at very reasonable prices.

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Thank William G
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Have been to Sunshine many times over the years, mostly for breakfast ( one of only 2 places we go for breakfast) and occasionally for lunch. Great chicken Sandwich.

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Thank Andy A
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