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Winner – “Best Breakfast in Cathedral City
“From our survey, it seems many Rancho Mirage residents cross the city line for breakfast, into Cathedral City, where the winner of a close race was Sunshine Café.

Omar Spitani, Food & Living, Desert Sun


“Smart Cathedral City patronage here shows the community appreciates and supports its well-run café.

“Cheerful service is a trademark here, hard-working waitresses who seem to know most customers by name, comfortable with fast compliments, cheerful advice and super-rapid service.

“Outstanding characteristics of the neighborhood eatery. Food that is good, fresh and plentiful. Mood hospitable, and energetic, with an easy, everyday welcome for regulars, a smile for newcomers.

“…prices that make frequent visits both pleasant and possible.

Joe Manger for Elmer Dills, Elmer Dills Recommends

“Offbeat café worth discovering.
“Reflecting its name, Sunshine Café is a continuing bright spot…
“The café has a small-town friendly atmosphere with fast kitchen service.

Maureen Daily, Desert Sun

“Sunshine…somehow was thrown together just perfectly, the essence of floppy comfort in a no-frills yet stylish neighborhood joint.

“The Sunshine is clearly habit-forming….a special, homey gift for desert residents and their friends to share.

“Quietly hip, cool and laid back, it captures the rhythms of the desert…

“A friend first took me to the Sunshine Café, and then I took a friend, and then he took a friend. That’s how it works…

“Life is more tasty at the Sunshine Café


Rick Du Brow, HWY 111 Magazine

“One of the desert’s highlights…

“…always clean, cheery and the staff is over friendly.

“Prices are reasonable, and this place is without question, one of the best values in the valley

Barry Colman, Desert Entertainer

“Sunshine Café boasts a no-frills atmosphere, good food at reasonable prices and great service. Waitresses are quick, efficient and witty, helping create an ambience of fun.

“The food is fast, the food is home cookin’…

“Sunshine Café is a wonderful way to begin the day with a hearty breakfast at bargain prices as well as a great place to meet a friend…

Estelle Shanley, Desert Sun

“Walk in anytime and you’re bound to find the small restaurant filled with neighborhood locals, businessmen and sometimes even a celebrity or two.

“If you’re in the neighborhood and hungry, stop in at the Sunshine Café. The prices are reasonable, the coffee’s always hot, service is friendly and after you’ve been there a couple of times, everyone really does know your name.

Judith Salkin, Desert Post

“Sunshine Café is filled desert locals, good food and good cheer. Michelle and crew will help your day sing…or shine!

Jay & Jan Castro, from their travel book, 51 Cool Little Hot Spots

“I have this omelette (Mexican Omelette) at least once a week at a little breakfast joint…called the Sunshine Café. The chef is authentic Mexican and his omelette is divine. Pg. 140

Suzanne Somers, from her diet book; Eat, Cheat and Melt the Fat Away

“Thank you for the wonderful food… but especially the courtesy and kindness of your staff!

Gabriel Byrne, Actor


36815 Cathedral Canyon
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Hours: 7am - 7pm every day
Phone: (760) 328 1415