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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 6 days ago

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!

Thank RzTraveling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The desert air is marvelous and lunch on the patio is so fun. The salmon sandwiches were marvelous and the waiter was efficient and funny. Great menu with lots of salads, sandwiches and hamburgers. Don't forget to have what Shields is known for...a date shake!

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy when we arrived, but seated in 20 minutes, and allowed for a browse in the store before lunch. It's very hard to choose from the large menu, especially as the breakfast items are also available. This visit we settled on a shrimp sandwich...More

Thank Blubuggal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite go to place for lunch on a nice sunny day. The patio is lovely, with lots of umbrellas for shade. You will find a wide variety of food on the menu from eggs Benedict and traditional Mexican breakfasts to yummy seafood...More

Thank Cindi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a short wait but worth the wait. Lunch was excellent especially the ahi tower and the fish tacos. The service was timely. After lunch we enjoyed the garden walk.

Thank janepO150HX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best breakfast I had on my vacation. There are a few date dishes on the menu, I had the date appetizer which was really good, I also had the date burger which was better than expected. There was also a nice selection of Mexican...More

Thank hbacht
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shields grows some of the best dates anywhere, and they make the best date shake ever. After lunch, we walked the path out back, observing stations of the life of Jesus from birth to resurrection. Very moving, and refreshing

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place for lunch. They serve breakfast, too. Love to sit on their patio and enjoy the view. Food is yummy!

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 1 December 2017

ordered steak and eggs.was served with only 1 piece of toast--never ate breakfast anywhere that only served 1 slice-never again

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Tried for the first time based on all the good reviews. Both our breakfasts were average at best. Eggs prepared fine but potatoes cold and toast under done. I guess that the nice surroundings influenced some high reviews.

Thank tminfo
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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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