We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunshine Cafe

36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (30 reviews)
“home fries” (12 reviews)
“refried beans” (5 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-7282
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (233)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always seem busy and very friendly. Great place for any meal. We have been there about 5 times always good and coffee cup is always full.

Thank vtbear50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place on accident while looking for a place close to where we are staying. Boy am I glad we did! I had the southwest omelette and my spouse had eggs and sausage. They substituted a pancake for his toast. I have never...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We experienced a 1st ... it was the first time either of us were served pancakes that tasted unmistakably like fish! We assume the same grill is used to cook fish. Everything else was fine. With enough syrup -- even "fishy" pancakes are OK. Staff...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

and sunshine cafe many times over the years they always have a great breakfast ! The offer a great assorted breakfast plates, both omelettes and assorted breakfast, the the service is just as good and some nice relaxing casual environment. When you get a chance...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I could eat here every day. Your typical family American diner. Great menue. Good prices. Good quality. Top experience

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

What a great discovery this was. From the outside it doesn't look attractive but do not let that fool you. This is a real diner- like maybe as good as NY or NJ. The inside it old school in the best possible sense. The large...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 2 January 2018

From the outside this place looks like a dive and while the inside is pretty basic, it's clean and comfortable and feels like an old time diner. The menu is fairly extensive and the 4 of us meeting there all had variations of the either...More

Thank Alverda3
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

He ordered short stack (the 2 pancakes were huge), with bacon (cooked just right!). He added 1 scrambled egg, was as large as 2 eggs. I ordered the Forest omelet (spinach mushroom jack cheese), was huge! Came w/ hash browns (quite tasty!) & toast—chose a...More

Thank Caroleires
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is a great little diner. All the food is very good and the service is old school for sure. You'll feel like family when you come to this place.

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 22 December 2017

went there with a friend who goes here quite often . I must be honest & say that if it hadn't have been for her I would never have gone in here !! However I had a huge sandwich & fruit cup at a very...More

Thank annette487
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Cathedral City
Holiday Inn Express Cathedral City (Palm Springs)
285 reviews
.91 km away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Cathedral City
196 reviews
1.18 km away
Welk Resorts Palm Springs
334 reviews
1.28 km away
Motel 6 Palm Springs - Rancho Mirage
58 reviews
1.72 km away
Nearby Restaurants
268 reviews
.39 km away
Bonta Restaurant & Bar
103 reviews
.08 km away
La Tablita Restaurant
153 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fountain of Life
26 reviews
.26 km away
Araby Trail
31 reviews
.14 km away
Frank Sinatra Gravesite
40 reviews
1.33 km away
Leslie Jean Porter Gallery
10 reviews
.40 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 October 2016|
Response from Jay S | Property representative |
Yes, Sunshine Cafe serves Breakfast from 7am-8pm, all day
30 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jay S | Property representative |
7am-8pm every day
30 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jay S | Property representative |
All day
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing