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Mimi's Cafe

22651 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1749
949-457-1052
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Ranked #81 of 171 restaurants in Lake Forest
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
Lake Forest, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Mimi's has been in this location for a long time and used to be a great place to go but it's not what it used to be. Mimi's is an americanized French style restaurant. So expect French food made to American taste. Some of the traditional items are still great and it probably depends on what chef is in the... More

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Lake Forest, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Service is just about average for the type of restaurant. We have gone both for breakfast and lunch. Prices are fair but the quality of food varies from poor to fair. The one in Newport is far superior both from the service point of view and food quality. The one plus for this restaurant is that it is not too... More

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Lake Forest, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Many choices. Just like home. Pot roast sandwich is a must. The muffins and soups are specially delicious. We take company here all the time.

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Lake Forest, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The menu is new, all french food now. All the good menu items are over. expensive, boring, nightmare ready to happen. It use to be fun, not going back, do not like french food.

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Lake Forest, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Mimi's is loosing it, first Happy hour, then no Happy hour, then great deals then bad deals.We are not planning on any more trips thee, service is not that good

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Orange County, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is standard chain restaurant food. The only thing I like is the French Onion Soup. Everything else is just edible.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The service is good and they seem to want to please. I asked for the ham sandwich which use to be on the menu and they were happy to oblige. The side of fresh fruit was not very fresh but the bread basket made up for it. Have been here several times this month.

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Mission Viejo, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I went there with the kids after a long day at work. The service was excellent, we were not rushed, everyone was happy, and we walked out feeling great.

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Mission Viejo, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

When we moved to Southern CA, over twenty years ago, we discovered Mimi's in Lake Forest, OC and it has become a family favorite to meet friends for brunch as well as healthy lunches any occasion when we need fruits, cheeses and fantastic muffins for quick coffee breaks. Over the years, we have been pleased with attentive servers, always clean... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Was never disappointed! Great food. quick service. I wish we had one in Michigan. The service was also quick and courteous.

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