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Sunshine Cafe

36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (10 reviews)
“hash browns” (13 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Doug F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sunshine Cafe is what I would call a run down greasy spoon. That said - at least it lives up to the expectation of good food. The service was outstanding - the server was friendly, constantly checking back in (which can be annoying at...More

Thank HunterMissy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mom and Pop place with great food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good variety, fast preparation, huge menu. Busy but not a long wait if you have to.

Thank Dominique F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this small cafe though you might miss it if you didn't know about it. Generous portions and often crowded with locals. Check it out before a movie at the Pickford theater.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

great place to have lunch or brunch. the food is universally excellent as is the service. highly recommended

Thank richardderothschild
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Once again we had a great meal at this little cafe. I tried, for the first time, their cobb salad, pretossed in blue cheese dressing and it was truly wonderful! Came with a full have an avocado on top to boot! And great experience with...More

Thank dennisl597
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Sunshine Cafe has been a mainstay with the local community for many years because of its menu offerings, pricing and customer service. They continually to strive for improvement and meeting their customer needs. Their selections are more than adequate and have proven to be a...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to the Palm Springs area, for 12 years & this was our first experience at this little "kind of hidden" restaurant. It had been on on our "to do list" for breakfast & decided to stop on our way home after...More

Thank patriciak700
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Good go to place when you're hungry and want breakfast. Friendly service. Often crowded and not haute quisine, reasonably priced.

Thank Roger V
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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
USD 5 - USD 12
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, 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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