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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“stuffed dates” (12 reviews)
“salad” (35 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been to Shield's for probably 20 or more years. I didn't even know there was a cafe until a friend suggested we go for a quick impromptu lunch. I am a big papaya fan and they had a Curried Chicken and Papaya...More

Thank 1happyclam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't stopped at Shields' Cafe, you're missing out on an unusual treat. Shields raises dates--all kinds from small to Royal Medjools--and they do just about everything with a date which can be done. Don't miss the ice cream, either cones or in a...More

Thank John U
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Bacon wrapped stuffed dates are a must. Everything else is fantastic, but be sure to order the dates!

Thank Hondasaki_cat_girl
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Try something differnt, a hamburger with differnt toppings and one of them was dates. Turkey club was very large and tasty.

Thank 1bigred
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This place has been around forever, no doubt because the food is yummy and decently priced. The breakfast menu has something for almost everyone's taste, but the lunch menu is what brings me back. The signature date burger is seriously delicious with sauteed dates added...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 May 2018

My sister and I should have shared the date milkshake. After eating sweet date samples in the store, the milkshake seemed a little much and we both threw about half of it out, It would be nice if there was a smaller size.

Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed 13 April 2018

The cafe offers surprisingly good food, and it was a very nice day to sit outside, under an umbrella. The service staff are excellent. Word of warning: dates are very high in fiber and can act as a laxative. 24 ounce date milkshakes contain a...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 7 April 2018

You absolutely must have the stuffed dates appetizer. It was so good, worth another trip back! I had the salmon sandwich, which was tasty and my son had the buffalo chicken sandwich, which was nice and spicy. Service was great and prices were spot on....More

Thank 3travelersLosAngeles
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

On a hot day, a big thick milkshake can sound delicious. People at Shields seem to fall in two categories. Many like me had never tasted a date milkshake, or, they were hooked and couldn’t wait for another treat. I hate to think how many...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

One of the few places in America I would come back for breakfast. No feeling you have after eating typical American food prepared with "no love" for food. Eggs Benedict were delicious, portion big enough to leave something for my husband to try :) pancakes...More

Thank Eosiukas
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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
  • E-mail
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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