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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot, but very very poular

We came here on a Sunday and had a 40 min wait for a table and about another 30 min for our orders. However we can forgive them as this is a very buzzy spot, with friendly staff, an excellent menu, and (for the quality) pretty reasonable prices. Mexican Omelette was sort of a Southern Cal version... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
John F
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Arrowtown
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Arrowtown
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We came here on a Sunday and had a 40 min wait for a table and about another 30 min for our orders. However we can forgive them as this is a very buzzy spot, with friendly staff, an excellent menu, and (for the quality) pretty reasonable prices. Mexican Omelette was sort of a Southern Cal version of huevos rancheros... More 

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Orange County, CA
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice for breakfast or lunch. Same owner of Antoine's, which is on El Camino Real (or Coast Hyw), so same level of quality of food. I almost always eat on the front patio as it is covered and heated in the winter. Food and beverages never disappoint.

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St. Thomas
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Deservedly popular with locals and visitors alike, Cafe Mimosa can be crazy busy on weekends. Our answer: treat yourself to a mid-week delight -- the menu is sublime, the wine list extensive, and the bar creates wonderful Mimosa in a variety of fresh flavors. Say "yes" to dessert and coffee, both are wonderful.

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent food! Creme brûlée French toast was delightful. Good service. Forte iced tea is brewed at table and poured over ice--very tasty! Seating indoors is warm.

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San Clemente, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Cafe Mimosa has one of the best brunches I've ever been to. There usually is a long wait on the weekends, but it is worth it. You can get a mimosa while you are waiting, which to me, makes the wait bearable. It's definitely not a cheap brunch place, but the food is delicious and the service is great, too.

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La Quinta, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love this place. Great food, realistic portions. Always enjoy sitting out on the patio! The flat iron pork with raspberry chipotle sauce is my current fav.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Our second visit and didn't disappoint. Went late for breakfast (around 10 am). Hubby got breakfast, I got a sandwich. The food is fresh and perfectly prepared. This is on our list of must-go when in town.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Additional Information about Cafe Mimosa

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

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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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Tucson, Arizona
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?