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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
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I reviewed this restaurant, some 4 years ago, after we had taken out sandwiches to hike with, this time we hiked first and then came across town to find it again to see if it was as good. WE were in our hiking clothes, not an issue here, as this is a real everyday diner. However it serves excellent American... More 

Thank Wardieeee
Covina, California
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230 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

old time diner, very busy on weekends, worth wait; the best French toast I have ever had; my friend had fantastic eggs benedict. Dog friendly.

Thank caltravelgal
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go-to breakfast place! The people there are very friendly, and while there is sometimes a little delay in service, it is very busy so I forgive them that. The food is excellent, and the interior is just weird enough to be fun without being overly touristy. This is a small location that was clearly extended at some... More 

Thank DanInABQ
Palm Springs, California
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly a staple in the Cat City/Palm Springs area. We enjoy this diner more each time we go. My favorite breakfast omlet can come with wonderfully seasoned refried beans in place of potatoes! Wait staff is typical for a diner/cafe atmosphere, but thats a good thing. A must try!

Thank dennisl597
New Brighton, Minnesota
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While some may complain that the decor is a bit dated, worn out, I consider it as character! Sunshine cafe is a great breakfast every time we go! Their omelettes are excellent - I especially like the Mexican and Trailblazer. And, they allow you to substitute your toast with a blueberry pancake which, in my humble opinion, is the best... More 

Thank Redgyone1
Saskatoon, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in an odd location, in an odd looking building is an anything buy odd cafe. The cafe's character is real . . . it is the kind of cafe that locals always frequent for breakfast in almost every city in North America. While the staff might not look like those is an 5 star restaurant they certainly carry out... More 

Thank Paul H
Palm Springs, California, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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232 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 13 February 2017

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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228 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

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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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
US$5 - US$12
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
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?