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“Good choice for breakfast - service and food is consistently above-average.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mimi's Cafe

Mimi's Cafe
21015 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling, VA 20166-2417
571-434-0162
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Ranked #16 of 211 Restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good choice for breakfast - service and food is consistently above-average.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

For those that have not been to Mimi's, while it is a national chain restaurant, it has the feel of a local or regional chain (despite the fact I know it is far from local). In other words, while you know you are not having a unique dining experience, it doesn't quite have that mass produced feel that most national chains have.

I have not been to Mimi's for lunch or dinner, but I have been several times for breakfast and have found the service and food to be consistently above-average. The restaurant is French / New Orleans themed, although the breakfast food is for the most part standard American fare - omelets, pancakes, eggs, etc. They do have a fairly good selection of healthy breakfast options. It is not the most intimate of surroundings, with tables fairly close together, but certainly no worse than any other similar restaurant.

I would recommend making reservations, especially on weekend mornings. Otherwise, you may have a lengthy wait.

On my most recent visit, I found the service excellent (Alex was a great server) and the food was above-average. For the portions and the quality of the food, I was also pleased with the bill.

The only real complaint I have is they should probably consider cleaning the cob webs out from between the venetian blinds and the windows. It's one of those details that can cast doubt on the overall cleanliness of the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Ate there for Sunday brunch. Had a great omlette with potatos and a blueberry muffin which was fantastic. Service was wonderful. Their Freixnet brut champagne splts were nice too.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lots to choose from, but not great food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I had a corn chowder, which was a little sweet, but not bad. My sandwich, which was from their 'lighter' menu, was a roasted vegetable wrap and was quite greasy, the veggies were cold, and the wrap was too heavy.

Visited June 2012
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Sterling
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“The Best of the Lot of Them”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

There are many restaurants at Dulles Town Center. This one stands alone as being different from the rest there. It's a great atmosphere, good wait staff service, good menu choices and portions. I really like this one.

Visited March 2012
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Gainesville, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good menu mix, great bread basket”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We've come to this and the Gainesville locations for regular meals and for Easter and Thanksgiving dinners with prix fix menus, always good with some affordable selections, not your typical "Cafe" fare.

Visited March 2012
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