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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (28 reviews)
“home fries” (11 reviews)
“refried beans” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-7282
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All around great service, food and value. Bussers are exceptionally attentive. Everything seems scratch made and quite tasty. We continue to visit every time we’re in town and are extremely happy

Thank postal49740
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong this is a family style resturant and low key with great food but gone are the $2.95 egg and hashbrowns that locals relied upon for years. Now $4.95 and up...I would rate this as a low to mid range resturant with...More

Thank AncestorSearch1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunshine Cafe clearly caters to locals. The food is good. The setting is somewhat dated. We recently went for breakfast. It was good. We'll probably go back for a second try. Hopefully, my rating would improve.

Thank Lew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is your friendly neighborhood greasy spoon. They offer the types of things you'd expect, and they prepare them well. It's a great spot for a big breakfast without a big price tag. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and their variety of offerings is...More

Thank Kevin92234
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We love going here for breakfast or brunch. They do dinner now so we should go and see how the food is. Everything is good for breakfast, trust me I have had everything. LOL

Thank moriconi
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Recommended for breakfast by the concierge at the resort. It was great. Small restaurant with a small-town feel - all of that viewed by us a positive. Clearly, a locals favorite and it was obvious why. Naturally friendly staff, excellent service and great food. They...More

Thank BLV430
Reviewed 2 August 2017

You would pass this place without a second glance but that would be a mistake. We had breakfast here on two of our three days in the valley. It is what I imagine a real traditional family restaurant is meant to be. Fantastic menu with...More

Thank CluckerJones
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Good local breakfast spot that my friends like, so we meet there. I like the variety of the menu, the location is a bit out of the way unless you live in Cathedral City. Service is efficient. Dining area divided by the kitchen area. Limited...More

Thank Bary P
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover! Typical dive atmosphere, with great made from scratch good and super sweet staff. Chorizo is REALLY good. (Bathrooms could be cleaner though)

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good food in an old tired nieghborhood dive restaurant with addiqate service parking can be limited at times.

Thank Doug F
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Questions & Answers
30 October 2016|
Response from Jay S | Property representative |
Yes, Sunshine Cafe serves Breakfast from 7am-8pm, all day
30 October 2016|
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Response from Jay S | Property representative |
7am-8pm every day
30 October 2016|
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Response from Jay S | Property representative |
All day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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