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The Cafe at Shields

80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201
+1 760-775-0902
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There were a few reasons we didn't particularly enjoy this place. We should have done more research (arrived too late in the day, not realizing there was an actual restaurant and date farm on site), the heat (preventing enjoyment of outdoor activities) and the reception...More

Thank MandB56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for breakfast. When it is not in the 100's, eat outside in the lovely patio. Live music , flowers and the best date pancakes ever.More

Thank Linda G
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Linda G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at our café! We are happy to hear that you love our date pancakes. As you mentioned, the weather should be cooling down in the next month or so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This landmark of Indio has been completely refurbished outside for fun dining. The menu is California-lite, salads and hamburgers, the atmosphere and vistas are wonderful. Outside seating is good for 9 months of the year(hot in summer!); the patio has views of a nice reflection...More

Thank Revjulieh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped at The Cafe at Shields on a Sunday afternoon. Manuel waited on us and he was very knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant. Our food was excellent. Had a lettuce wrapped hamburger and the Walley fish. Very impressed. Currently they close at...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

It was 120 degrees but the 24 oz dates shake at Shields was just the cooler I needed. This shake is so yummy and unique that I highly recommend everyone who visits Indio and even Palm Springs. Of course while you are in the store,...More

Thank Tanchigui
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I came here for brunch during the week and had a late breakfast. I had the eggs benedict (only avail certain days). It was very tasty. This cafe is right off the 111 and has a nice outdoor seating area and a gift shop/store that...More

1  Thank huertatravels
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Looking at reviews, we drove 3.30 of hours back and forth from Palm springs. Not worth it. It is just restaurant and shop. Got date shake its ok. Being vegetarian there was no options. So I can't comment on restaurant. Just for date shake, not...More

Thank Madhavi S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Was back in Indio this year and the family stopped into Shields for Sunday breakfast. As usual the food was delicious, service was wonderful, and the entertainment was spot on! Always a good place.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Shields Date Farm is a local landmark. The have a restaurant, a retail shop and you can walk among the date and grapefruit trees. This is a good kick-back place ... We were there for breakfast. You can sit inside or outside... the inside cafe...More

Thank revolor
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Yes the food is good. Made with fresh local ingredients. Large menu. But the whole reason to go is the date shake. I didn't eat dates until I discovered this place and now I'm hooked.

Thank jgfsdg
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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, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: +1 760-775-0902
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Another great season has swiftly 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.
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 (Ahi Tower Salad) or a hearty dinner (12oz. Ribeye Steak), we assure you that our meal selection will be pleasingly satisfying!
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