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22651 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1749
949-457-1052
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Well maybe a three plus

Mimi's doesn't seem to be what it once was, it's hard to put a finger on the reason; the staff is nice but with menu changes etc. the food used to be better. It's not bad but something has changed from a really good chain restaurant to one that is just a bit better than average.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Daryl S
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mesquite, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you want a good omelet in Orange County,CA, this is your stop. I had the Bacon Avocado omelet with a blueberry muffin. And that was SOME muffin...easily 4 inches in diameter and served hot with butter! And the omelet was great! Eggs light & fluffy, melted cheese, just the right amount of bacon and avocado. Mmmm! And those jacketed... More 

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LAGUNA WOODS, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is one of my favorite cafes. Am going to lunch again tomorrow with my cousins. We try to get together there once a month and I sometime take my 93 yr old mother there....she loves it and so do I.

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Monrovia, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very extensive and creative brunch menu. Tasteful 19th century French Decor. Highly recommend for Sunday Brunch.

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Mission Viejo
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128 reviews 128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Been years since I was here, but never for breakfasts. Had eggs Benedict w/croissant and wife has potato Benedict. Both meals were good, potato Benedict has excellent flavor. Wife ordered a muffin towards middle of breakfast which was served hot and excellent. Good attentive service and cheerful greeting.

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california
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

happy hour $5 wine is all day! everyday! Plus their French onion soup is the best in the land. Have to have their muffins as well!

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Mimi's doesn't seem to be what it once was, it's hard to put a finger on the reason; the staff is nice but with menu changes etc. the food used to be better. It's not bad but something has changed from a really good chain restaurant to one that is just a bit better than average.

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Camarillo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The morning after Christmas, my husband and I found ourselves here for breakfast before heading getting on the freeway to head North for home. We were not only impressed with how friendly the staff was the day after a major holiday, but the food was very tasty and reasonable too. We both had turkey sausage and eggs, roasted potatoes, and... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have been to mimis many times and this one was deafintely the best. The service was good. The food was excellent. I just wanted to write on here how much I enjoyed my time there.

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Lake Forest, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I wrote a letter to Mimi's following my last visit, which I'll share with my fellow Trip Advisor readers. I think it describes why I haven't been back to this Mimi's. "Dear Mimi's, I just received another coupon. I've loved getting them, but recent visits to my local "go to" Mimi's have been disappointing, especially the last one...which well may... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We met here for an early dinner about 4:00pm. I had the beef dip. It was okay, nothing special. I should have added the extra onions and peppers. I think that would have helped. My husband had the Chicken sandwich and he liked it. The service was great. We met with family and ended up being there of 2.5 hours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22651 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: 949-457-1052

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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