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1200 El Paseo De Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130-1631
408-378-0778
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast with the ladies.

Went with wife and son's girlfriend while he was at work. My wife and I shared (that was a wise choice as the portions were large) a vegie omelet, our future daughter-in-law had an egg dish. The portions were large, the coffee was okay, but a bit weak for my taste. It was an okay breakfast for me... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
CalMur2
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Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with wife and son's girlfriend while he was at work. My wife and I shared (that was a wise choice as the portions were large) a vegie omelet, our future daughter-in-law had an egg dish. The portions were large, the coffee was okay, but a bit weak for my taste. It was an okay breakfast for me, but the... More 

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Thank CalMur2
Campbell, California
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going here for years and have been mostly pleased in the past. Unfortunately this chain has been sold one too many times. The quality of the food was mostly horrific this time around. The menu has again changed and the recipes have been messed with to the detriment of this restaurant. The pot pie which has been... More 

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Thank Kenneth R
Santa Clara, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Mimis's is a comfortable coffee shop, with an expanded menu. The food was good, and portions were fairly large. It's very popular among the grey haired set. They readily split the bill between two checks, and applied coupons to both. The menu is a bit pricey, but not overly prohibitive. There are few handicap parking stalls, and parking can be... More 

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Thank Ebbett
Sunnyvale, California
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ok restaurant for breakfast or lunch, but not too exciting for dinner. However, their muffins are terrific! Service was good, with reasonable prices.

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Thank RDB27
Dubuque, Iowa
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324 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Mimi's is an excellent restaurant for casual dining and great food. Don't wait for the use times for lunch or dinner or you will be faced with a line it is so popular.

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Thank Randy L
Berkeley, California
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150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The cuisine will possibly appeal to a certain segment of the population, generally speaking, but not to travelers, whether on business or pleasure, who will expect a higher degree of quality and inspiration. Service was fine. The problem is the food. I was surprised to see the review entitled "Senior Unfriendly" because on a recent Tuesday lunch I only saw... More 

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Thank BerkeleyJohn
Lincoln, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife's 89 year old Aunt had lunch with her on a Thursday. It wasn't that busy. So there is no reason to receive the kind of service they experienced.better! At 89 her eye sight is very poor. She had a lot of questions about the menu due to her poor sight. The waiter was rather condescending and his body... More 

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1 Thank Lewis61944
Santa Clara, California
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368 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Everything tastes like it has been prepped on an assembly line...no specific rich flavors on anything...and they don't really have good vegitarian dishes at all. We shared 2 plates between us and it was OK...but nothing to rave about. Na...would probably not go back...I want some finesse and LOVE put into the cration of the food...well...I guess this is NOT... More 

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1 Thank Squeekie
Virginia Beach, VA
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198 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Have eaten here only once, lunch on a weekday. What I liked: 1. Charming brick interior 2. Varied menu 3. Outstanding service 4. Good Riesling 5. Reasonable prices 6. Fork tender pot roast, rich mashed potatoes, and for the veggie, you can choose from three green ones (spinach, asparagus, broccoli), not the usual single-item choice 7. Many other, more exciting... More 

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Thank Ginny000
Saratoga, California
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Love this place particularly for brunch or lunch. Great variety on the menu. Love the muffins after a tasty breakfast. Great for all the family.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 El Paseo De Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130-1631
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-378-0778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?