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The Cafe at Shields

80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538
+1 760-775-0902
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The store is great, with lots of products to buy and lots of free samples to try. I lunch was so good we went back for breakfast the next morning. If you buy lunch they let you go for a walk in there “garden”... which...More

Thank TRB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Between us we managed not to book 🙄 We arrived - 11 of us for breakfast. Jose was so polite and accommodating - He set up a table for us in no time. We had an amazing breakfast in the beautiful gardens with good coffee...More

Thank 2Scouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the cafe, outdoors has great menu, food was very good and of course the famous date shakes. Great service and reasonable prices.

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve had them in many a places, for a lot more money, but not as good as these. The sauce was extremely light and tasty. The bacon (ham) was just right and juicy. The OJ, fresh squeezed and the rainbow potatoes were perfect. Be sure...More

2  Thank J I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatives who live i area said that they used to stop here just for the date shakes at the shop, but since the cafe has opened and now w=even serves dinner, this is one of their first options for dinning out.be it breakfast - lots...More

Thank JackR46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told to stop by Shields for the date shake. We were not expecting this fabulous restaurant with live entertainment playing smooth jazz while eating gourmet dishes. I had the crab stack salad which was yummy. My husband had the poached pear salad that...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very fresh, very tasty, very reasonable prices, don't leave without a date shake! Always busy, always worth the wait, amazing service

Thank jgfsdg
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you kindly for taking the time to give a positive review about our Café! Please visit us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from a late breakfast at the cafe at Shields. My husband is a Celiac an was able to get a great GF meal. Lists of choices and many Mexican ones. They are famous for a date shake. I didn’t have one...More

Thank ninkypoop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I wish they were open for dinner. Their chef is awesome. My friend and enjoyed their breakfast sopes and juevos rancheros so much we had to order one pancake to share. Hands down some the best food in the...More

Thank Hawaiianbee
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback,Hawaiianbee! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience! We hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 14 January 2018

We went to Shields for breakfast. The food was very good and the portions large. We couldn't leave without trying the date shakes and they didn't disappoint. Yummy!

1  Thank RzTraveling
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Terri C
18 January 2016|
Response from spikeconnie | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen that coupon, but if you find it, please share. I have work out in the area in February, and would love to go back and visit !!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: +1 760-775-0902
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Temporarily Closed due to renovations. Regular hours will resume Mon., Sep. 11th.
Another great season has passed, and a new one begins to bloom at Shields' Cafe. For those of you who have come to our store and tried our incomparable date shake, watched the Romance and Sex Life of the Date, toured our inspirational date gardens, but have not yet tried our restaurant, we invite you to join us the next time you are in the area. At the Cafe, we strive for quality in all aspects: food, service, and atmosphere.
Specialties: Our guests can expect to find a variety of delicious items including our signature salads topped with homemade dressings, sandwiches served on homemade bread, authentic Mexican cuisine (using organic/cage free eggs and hormone/antibiotic free beef). We understand the importance of serving fresh, high quality food, and we strive to do so every day. Whether you are looking for a light, fresh lunch, we assure you that our meal selection will be pleasingly satisfying!
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