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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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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“pancakes” (27 reviews)
“stuffed dates” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201
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1 - 10 of 442 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

4 of us visited for lunch and were not disappointed. All 4 meals looked and tasted delicious. Steak sandwich, ahi tuna stack, sweet berry salad and tostada salad. The restaurant is comfortable and casual yet had linen napkins and cloths. There was beautiful guitar music...More

Thank SherwoodParkTucker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG the date shake is unbelievable. You have to try it! We stayed for lunch and had the crabmeat tower and the ahi tuna. Both were served with delicious fruit (mango, kiwi and papaya) making it very refreshing on a hot day. Sit outside on...More

Thank Dneuburger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A colleague suggested Shield's for lunch and I said, "Really?" I've lived in the Desert for over 40 years and I had no idea that it was a great place for lunch. I enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. Save room and grab a date...More

Thank D7185RQscottm
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. So happy to hear that you recently discovered our Café! We will be adding new, seasonal items to our menu in the next couple of weeks. Please visit us again soon! A.M.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dining experience under the stars at Shields. The service was teriffic and our waiter was friendly and polite. We had great food and dateshakes are really tasty The walk of Christ is a must do ! Do not miss Shields if you...More

Thank dsavage74
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to read about your pleasant expereince with us! Please visit again soon! A.M.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little gem The food is always great and the atmosphere enjoyable We have been there on several occasions and thought it was reasonable and deliciousMore

Thank Debra H
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your patronage and for taking the time to write this review! Please make sure to ask your server about the new delicious, seasonal items such as our short ribs benedict and chicken & waffles during your next visit. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful patio setting with perfect service and great food. Complimentary Date Shooters were the crowning glory!

Thank Keith289
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Shields Date Garden! We hope that you stop by on your next visit to the Coachella Valley.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for an outdoor meal for right next to the gardens. Great food and nice service- and dog friendly to boot. Our lunch was plentiful, tasty, and hit the spot on a September afternoon!

Thank Tom B
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tom B, We are happy to hear that you and your furry friend enjoyed your experience at our café! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Please visit again soon!

Reviewed 8 September 2017

took my daughter for breakfast out on the patio, we had ham with farmers potatoes, poached eggs, toast, orange juice, was delicious. staff was friendly and outdoor umbrellas to shield you from the sun, the price was right, will go back to eat there again

Thank 4,202,016
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us and comment on your experience! We look forward to seeing you and your family again in the near future! A.M.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Tucked behind a rather unassuming Shield's Date Garden is a patron restaurant that features locally grown dates and ingredients. It has become a family favorite for breakfast and lunches in the winter season of the desert. Try the date pancakes at breakfast or the house...More

Thank camartin0807
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for commenting on your pleasant experience with us! We truly enjoy listening to such positive feedback regarding our menu, staff, and facility. Also thank you for noticing our efforts to use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Please visit again soon! A. M

Reviewed 21 August 2017

I met a friend here for lunch and although I am a local, I didn't realize what a great restaurant they have on site! My friend had an unusual burger prepared with dates and I had a chef salad. Both were excellent. I visited again...More

Thank HappyGirlAdventurer
The Cafe at S, Manager at The Cafe at Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hello, HappyGirlAdventurer. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your pleasant experience during your visits. We are thrilled to hear that you recently discovered us for lunch and that you plan on coming back for breakfast next! If we may suggest,...More

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 15:30
Monday
07:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:30
Thursday
07:30 - 15:30
Friday
07:30 - 15:30
Saturday
07:30 - 15:30
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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