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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“stuffed dates” (12 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00 Hours
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 4 days ago

Aside from being what I consider overpriced for a cup of coffee ($3.50), the food looked good. I did, however, have the carne asada fries which were mediocre at best and a small portion. My wife had the Californian sandwich and it was very good....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sunnynsd2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice menu with inside and outside seating. Large portions worth sharing if you also order a date shake. Nothing small here. Salads, breakfast items, sandwiches, entrees, and whatever. All good. You get admission to garden too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 6 of us had breakfast here. The date pancakes are delicious. Several items were indicated as spicy, which they were! Typical eggs, bacon and waffles offered but several different, mexican inspired dishes as well. It has something for everyone. The inside seating...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TeaWithLori
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been to this place in many years, and was pleased to see that they had added an outdoor seating area for dining. We were seated immediately, and our server was very attentive and accommodating. I had to have a date shake, one of my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our last breakfast before leaving the Palm Springs area, we had to try the date pancakes at The Cafe at Shields. The pancakes were delicious, not all that sweet by themselves, and was served with some additional chopped dates on the side, which we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sidchen2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After my wife and I went to the Shields Date Garden and walked around the fields, we stopped into the Cafe at Shields to get a small bite to eat. Well it was not small ! My wife had the Fish & Chips which was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped only for Date Shake and some dates variety pack. The shake is very thick and extremely sweet. The store is full of different variety of dates for sale. All that was started almost 100 years ago.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RudySzymon
Reviewed 7 December 2018

I like the date shakes at Shields. So of course we stopped to have some. this is a fun date shop as well. Yes, 22 ounces is the only size. We enjoyed it but yep, we could not finish it.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank mini
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We have eaten here many times. I love this place. As new locals finding a treasure like this right in our back yard has been a blessing. We take all our guest here and they also love the food, the ambiance and the garden of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank patriciahX1435AY
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you for your review, Patricia! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experience at our Cafe and Botanical/Biblical Garden! Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 25 October 2018

We found this little gem after my hubby did some research. No idea it was a date farm, just was looking for a nice breakfast. We sat outdoor, it's was so beautiful with a man playing the guitar with the nicest, most relaxing music to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Holly56A
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4 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Hondasaki_cat_girl | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any, I would call ahead for sure.
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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