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Mimi's Cafe

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9812 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
+1 619-562-2644
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Tried the French onion soup I found it to be flat with big chunks of onion nothing like the old one which was a bit salty but other than that it was yummy the new one Falls flat

Thank Linda D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is a nice spot to bring your grandmother for brunch. The carrot muffin is great but the rest of the menu is bland

Thank Crystal G
Nanaimo, Canada
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Our friends whom we were visiting took us here for a quick and easy dinner. Not sure why they are fans of it! I thought the prices were a bit high for very average food and service. I had a burger which was good, but my spouse ordered the half chicken. What she got was undercooked chicken! When she pointed... More 

Thank Ellyn T
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

They have several items for gluten free options. They have delicious food. Very nice atmosphere. I enjoy going there.

Thank Kim C
Oceanside, California
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

There are a lot of things I don't like about the French culture... but why be negative in a review when you are talking about a restaurant that is charming, fun and welcoming? There are times to bust chops and give a litany of roasting one-liners... this isn't the place for that... but I do have to warn you, I... More 

Thank Mark D
Santee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

This place has mediocre food and in my opinion it's a Greasy Spoon pretending to be upscale. It was noisy, uncomfortable seats, and expensive for what you got.

Thank Audreyr0se
Pensacola, Florida
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I ate at this restaurant in 2013. I enjoyed the food and the decor. I hoped to have another pleasurable experience. The decor is still cute but the food was not something I would order again. I ordered ham and Swiss crepes. There was an off taste to them. I ate 3/4ths of one. Blah .... The good news is... More 

Thank Cajollytraveller
El Cajon, California
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225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

I took my wife to Mimi's in Santee for dinner and had a great meal tonight. CIndy our server greeted us with the biggest smile, and was so nice as she took care of our every need. I enjoyed the Meat Loaf, with the most delicious dark gravy sauce I have ever tasted. The meat was very tasty and tender.... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
Salem, Oregon
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

A friend and I ate here one evening hoping to just have a hot meal and to talk. Mimi's took good care of us. The food was fine.

Thank Mark M
Bozeman, Montana
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

If you are on the road or looking for a pleasant place to sit down and eat, Mimi's will work. Nothing really special here. You can get breakfast, lunch or dinner. They do offer espresso drinks and alcohol, so plan accordingly. Weekends at Mimi's can be a challenge due to wait times to get a table. You might want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, French, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9812 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-562-2644

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?