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The Cafe at Shields

80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6599
+1 760-347-0996
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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07:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6599
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

There were a few reasons we didn't particularly enjoy this place.It was partly our fault for not doing more research (arrived too late in the day, not realizing there was a restaurant and date farm on site), the heat (preventing enjoyment of outdoor activities) and...More

Thank MandB56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went to The Cafe at Shields for Sunday lunch. Since it was raining, we dined inside. They also have patio tables; some covered with umbrellas so in a light rain or nice day one can also dine outside. We had ice teas and had...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Enjoyed a nice lunch with two girlfriends. Lots of interesting items on the menu. The server was very attentive.

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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$5 - US$50
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6599
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: +1 760-347-0996
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In 1924, a history of quality began when Floyd E. Shields planted his date grove in the Southern California desert. 90 Years later Shields Date Garden continues to grow the finest freshest dates and date products in the U.S.A. Preserving a tradition of hard work and excellence. As we continue to celebrate our 90th anniversary, we wanted to update everyone about our exciting year. Our newly remodeled Cafe at Shields continues to serve breakfast,lunch and dinner with seating indoors and on our beautiful patio outdoors. Are you planning a special event? We offer an outstanding opportunity for parties up to 250 people. Our patio is unequaled in its beauty and seclusion. We have also finished The Walk at Shields. This garden path winds through our 17 acres of towering date palms. Underneath their majestic canopies are 15 scenes that include 23 statues chronologizing Christ's life. We invite you to tour our magnificent garden. Finally we would like to sincerely thank all of you for your gracious support. We could not do this without you.
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