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Cafe Mimosa

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243 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-481-6780
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for lunch

This is a small place on the main downtown street.We go here often for breakfast or lunch after a walk on the San Clemente pier. Their house salad is delicious with all fresh ingredients. The chorizo is very filling.Their menu changes with season.But everything is flavorful.The staff is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
cruisequeen1947
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Los Angeles, California
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you are at the beach or the pier in San Clemente you have a 10 minute walk up hill to a great jewel box of a cafe, Cafe Mimosa on Del Mar. With both indoor and outdoor seating you may still have to wait at prime time - brunch time. Their menu for lunch includes their brunch options, so... More 

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Long Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I love everything about Mimosa Cafe. Great ambiance, every mimosa you could ever think of and fantastic food. Mimosa Cafe is located on a cute little street, adjacent to a park and some other cute restaurants. They have a patio. It's small and quaint but I think because of that, they do not take reservation (I could be mistaken) so... More 

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Dana Point, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Been there three times and the experience has been consistently poor. The latest visit confirmed our feelings about how sub-par this place is. First the nice stuff -- It is "cute", setup as a French cafe and great location in San Clemente. Yellow coffee mugs are cute too ! Now the stuff that matters -- Service is poor, Waitstaff is... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

They don't take reservations here but the wait is so worth it! ! There are many types of mimosas. I loved the elder flower. They even have a bacon latte! Food was fabulous, service was fantastic. Can't say enough except oh, I can't wait to go back!

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San Clemente, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

You won't find chefs and meals like this anywhere else in San Clemente. I'm a long time resident and have eaten at every restaurant worthy of visiting. Breakfast, brunch and lunch are the times to go. Bank on having a wait, that way you won't be upset about it when it does and will happen! Eclectic variety of American and... More 

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Dana Point, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place is small but the food and service are very good. It was our first meal here so the waiter recommended French onion soup and the Steak au poivre. The soup was good, not great, but the steak was a perfectly cooked and tender filet in a creamed, brandied peppercorn sauce that was wonderful. It was served with au... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

there is no better food plated for breakfast. GO. Period. & go again. Oh, ...Mimosas. Do. Unique, eclectic, good. The weekends get slammed packed with locals to visitors from all around. The earlier the better. Epic cups of coffee.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a small place on the main downtown street.We go here often for breakfast or lunch after a walk on the San Clemente pier. Their house salad is delicious with all fresh ingredients. The chorizo is very filling.Their menu changes with season.But everything is flavorful.The staff is very pleasant and the place is very clean.Their pricing is reasonable.Since their... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Perfect place for weekend brunch - almost everything on the menu is fantastic. It does get crowded so going early makes it a little easier but definitely worth the wait.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An excellent choice for coffee and...breakfast, lunch or dinner. On Paseo on the way to the beach, this cafe has limited seating but excellent food. A great place to while away a morning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-481-6780

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?