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Sunshine Cafe

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10805 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-2511
+1 760-329-6000
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Manhattan Beach, California
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is the restaurant of the Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel. It's not just a cafe -- it's a full-up restaurant, and a good one! They offer a satisfying variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, and also have a full-up bar. The food was good, and so was the service. Dining is available indoors and also overlooking a central... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stayed at the sister facility, next door, but it's restaurant, the Capri, already closed for the night. The Sunshine Cafe closed later (11:00 pm). It is a place to have a just ok late-night hamburger (when there is nothing else better close by). Friendly, talkative waiter, however the dining experience was hindered by seeing unswept trash on the floor,and... More 

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Thank James T
Desert Hot Springs, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The restaurant is much better than the hotel,we had 3 very good breakfast there, and 2 good dinners. The wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Good burgers and fish and chips. The breakfast eggs were cooke just as ordered.

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Thank nanapapa2289
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We arrived for breakfast. service was friendly and quick. You didn't have too much time to stare at the crumbling ceiling and wonder if it would cave in during your meal. Prices were certainly very reasonable, but the food was unremarkable. Somewhat soggy hash browns, somewhat rubbery eggs, average coffee. Meh.

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Thank Sandra H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I ate here with a friend after spending some time in the pools. We were surprised at the good food! She had the lemon chicken, our friend had the steak kabobs, and I had the blackened Cajun steak. We all agreed that it was very good, although the steaks were a little more done than we asked... More 

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Thank Wendell H
Claremont, California
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155 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Staying in Palm Desert and had a coupon for Sunshine Café. Not an easy restaurant to find since it has no signage. It is part of the hotel/spa, the service was good, the food very forgettable but the guests at the spa were memorable. Not sure how it got so many great reviews but we won't be back.

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Thank Gerald E
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Great food, Awesome prices. Very friendly and accomindating servers....Very affordable prices....Check it out

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Thank Jon M
Onset
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Breakfast is a specialty but they have extended to the dinner hour. It is a small and friendly cafe and the food is great "comfort food"....always good.

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Thank Virginia L
Brea, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We went here because we live close by and had heard it was really good. We were not disapointed, as you enter they have really three areas to eat, first is a open bright area, then you enter another area with big booths and a bar top with pool view. its 80`s decor rat pack old school which is what... More 

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Thank 317TimJ
Desert Hot Springs, California
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We eat here about once a week. We enjoy the staff and the food is good for the price. The menu has a variety of choices from Prime Rib to Patty Melts. We like the prime rib and the "steak on a stick". People love the Fish and Chips. And the Cobb Salad is one of my favorites. Both of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10805 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-329-6000

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