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“Perfect Diner, Perfect food!”
Review of Kendall's Cafe

Kendall's Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$11
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed February 22, 2018

We're so glad we found this place during our stay at Borrego Valley Inn. It's a little hard to find (tucked away at the back of a small mall on Palm Canyon Road) but you can park easily and it's so very much worth seeking out! We had three take-out meals from them (only because our hotel room was so comfortable we were reluctant to leave it after long days hiking) and they were all fantastic. The soup (we had Lentil soup and Cabbage Patch soup) were even better than I can make myself - and I make a good bowl of soup! The Cobb Salad was brilliant (and we have high standards for those, too) and the Apple Pie was simply the best. We'd just arrived from Palm Springs via Julian - supposedly the Apple Pie Capital of California. And the one we bought there couldn't touch the Kendall's one for deliciousness and lightness. It even has just the slightest fragrance of cinnamon, a really fine piece of baking.

Our food from Kendall's was truly some of the best we had during a 3-week trip of the California. The ambience is incredibly warm and welcoming, a small-town diner/cafe run with great pleasantness and professionalism by the charming staff. I got called 'Honey' and 'Miss' and felt I was in a movie....! Really reasonable prices too - if you're in Borrego Springs, don't miss this gem of a place.

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Thank jojoDorset
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Typical small town diner where the locals are. My husband became one of the locals and ate breakfast there every day of our stay in Borrego Springs as he could get his "nothing fancy, bacon, eggs and potatoes there . Best for breakfast/brunch.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

After camping for 2 nights a good breakfast was in order and I picked the right place as there were lots of locals there. Nice service. Clean and fast. Good food too!

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Really enjoyed eating in a place where locals dine. The food was reasonable and delicious. The wait staff was pleasant.

Thank jlsalviolo11
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Lots of locals go here and you can tell the minute you walk in. It's kind of a "diner setting". Our breakfast was delicious. Eggs done right, hash browns crispy, sausage great and some really good salsa !!

Thank itsmejude
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