The Sugarloaf Cafe

6 Reviews
$30 and under

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The Sugarloaf is my idea of a perfect surprise- we make great food and offer kind service, in the middle of nowhere. To Go & Picnic style eating only - NO TABLE SERVICE & NO INDOOR DINING

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago

Outdoor dining only, with several picnic table areas set up around the property. After the excellent bbq and pie, take the path leading to the Cactus or Saw Mill hiking trails in the San Bernardino National Forest.

11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020

We drove up into the mountains to check this place out. It was a beautiful drive, but at the end it was 20 degrees cooler and then the sun went down. Outdoor seating only, as expected. The pulled pork was tender and really delicious. My wife got the tri tip and that was also wonderfully prepared. The main problem was that we went on a Sunday evening and they were out of brisket, ribs, and pastrami, plus Mac and cheese. Their sauce was good, but if recommend they develop a couple of sauces, including one a bit zesty. The sour cherry pie was fantastic. I loved it!! My wife said the pecan pie was also very good. Overall this is a great place for BBQ and pie.

Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020

Very poor attitude from the owner. We at 12:00pm and was told the ribs will not be done until 1:30. Ok... ordered basked beans and they were not ready. The came to talk to us and explain what happen and we understand but she said my wife still did not look happy. I told her we came up he to have ribs & brisket and yes we were disappointed. She said she did not like that we were happy and did not want to serve us.

We will NEVER go back nor recommend this restaurant

1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020

The food was really good, but we drove up from La Quinta not knowing that there was no seating available. This information should have been put on OpenTable or their website. That being said very good food and if you are up for a fun drive for pick up you should do it.

To be clear they had a picnic table for us to sit on, but in a location that really didn't make a lot of sense.

Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020

What a great meal

Palm Springs
464 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020

What a fun place! And staffed by such cheerful and enthusiastic people! When this restaurant popped up on Open Table, I thought, "Why not? It's a short and beautiful drive from the Coachella Valley, so let's check it out! And I'm glad we did. The relaxed surroundings and very relaxed pace was just what we needed to step away from an unnecessarily busy time in our lives and, instead, enjoy some "comfort food" in very comfortable surroundings. Super-casual and friendly was just what we needed (and exactly what we experienced). Probably not the best place to go, if you're in a huge rush, but the Sugarloaf Cafe is a marvelous antidote for feeling as though one needs to be in a hurry for anything.


The Sugarloaf Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (442) 400-9674.

The Sugarloaf Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 6 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.