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Tuesday – Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday:  8am – 10pm
Sunday: 8am – 3pm
Monday Closed


We would love you to come and dine with us! Reserve a table for your breakfast tomorrow morning, plan that special night out, or schedule your next event with us.


No party is complete without us! Wow the crowd at your next wedding, business function or celebration with fresh food crafted by The Shop’s team.


Mack and Jonathan Irene, owners of the Shop Cafe in Desert Hot Springs

Welcome to The Shop Café, where our mission is to make you feel like family. Chef John lives by the saying that “You eat with your eyes first, then you taste with your mouth”, and if you’ve already been to The Shop Café, you know that’s the absolute truth!

The Shop Café is a family business with Chef John heading the team with his wife Mackrina who I am sure has already won you over with her welcoming personality and natural charm. Along with her incredible customer service skills she is passionate about art and baking so please make sure to ask for dessert so you too can enjoy in her sweet creations.

The family-style restaurant is a great place to experience an incredible family dynamic working hard and bringing you great food and service. John and Mackrina have a family of 12 and are incredibly grateful to have the older of the kids come by and help out around the restaurant. Having the support of his family, John has been able to focus on some pretty tasty creations. Amongst the most popular dishes is the mouthwatering Buffalo Burger. Eat this with your eyes:

Let your eyes feast on the crispy breaded chicken breast smothered in SoCal buffalo sauce, purple lettuce, fresh tomatoes, fried onions, kale slaw with a chipotle aioli on a perfectly toasted brioche bun. You don’t have to worry about feeling guilty indulging in this beast of a burger you can throw down the gauntlet and have the house fries, or level out the playing field with a side of fresh fruit. We’ll let you decide and your secret is safe with us so enjoy!

The Shop Café is perfect for a night out of wine-based cocktails, cold beer and great food, or a corporate event that is small and intimate or a large group event not to exceed 134 people. Don’t worry about breaking the bank when you stop by, prices range from $10 – $15 and parties of more than 10 people are advised to call ahead for reservations.

We look forward to meeting you, and then seeing you again!

We are The Shop Café.


Fabulous, Delicious
One of a Kind Cakes


Mackrina Irene, Chef John’s wife, also works her culinary magic with Cakes by Mack!  Don’t let your next celebration go without a customized delicious cake to suit the event!

Mackrina Irene

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Contact & Location

Tuesday – Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday:  8am – 10pm
Sunday: 8am – 3pm
Monday Closed

We're inside the Agua Soliel Hotel & Mineral Well Spa on the South end of Desert Hot Springs.