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Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

Highly recommend this jewel. Close to the Peppermill. Not busy at 930am on a saturday. Great atmosphere, great service, and reasonably priced. Plus, blueberry Muffins are to die for. Check it out!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

Casual, comfortable, good service, friendly staff. I like my salads with a variety of toppings, protein, fruit, cheese, nuts and mixed vegetable greens, Mimi's has it! they have beef, chicken, pasta, and fish entrees, nice choices for varied appetites. Muffins are SUPER! and breakfast is...all day if you are so inclined.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 26, 2020

Visited Mimi's Cafe on a weekday around 9:30 AM. Two people were waiting by the Hostess sign to be seated. The restaurant was at about 25% capacity. Two servers were shuffling around trying to help the few customers in the restaurant, but no hostess or...manager were visible. The two servers did see us, but they were way too busy to help. After 7-8 minutes waiting, another couple entered the restaurant. All six (6) of us waited, but there was no sign of anyone to seat us. My wife then walked around the entire restaurant trying to find someone to seat all of us or tell us they could not serve us, but both servers were now in the kitchen and there was no one else in sight. There were several - already seated - customers waiting to pay their bills and/or get served. The couple behind us left. We waited a couple of minutes and then also left. During the 12-15 minutes we waited, we saw or heard several upset customers trying in vain to get service.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

I was in town for business and couldn’t stomach another hotel breakfast. I should have eaten there. The restaurant was clean and everyone friendly. I was promptly seated and my order was taken right away. The waitress was fantastic. I ordered the smoked salmon omelette...and it was delivered shortly. There was maybe a teaspoon of sour cream on the outside of it. I took a few bites and hadn’t tasted any salmon or the onions it was supposed to contain. As you can see in the picture there was almost no salmon and no onions in it. I do not appreciate being cheated. I will not return and would suggest no one else eats here either.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

I love this restaurant. Went for lunch with my daughter and I had a breakfast special, even though it was lunchtime. It wasn't very busy and it took about 40 minutes or more for our food to arrive.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

Very nice ambiance and service isn’t bad. The food is above average. Its benefit is that it is unique—a French cuisine in a chain format. I would recommend it; however, I wouldn’t say it is the best for value.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

Mimi’s used to give a GIVE a wonderful bread basket that included zucchini, carrot & sourdough breads. When we asked for the bread, our waitress brought the tiniest pieces of sourdough bread (3 pieces 1/2 oz total) that could’ve passed for croutons (they were hard...and stale) She did tell us fresh bread was being baked, and that it would arrive momentarily. The French onion soup was delicious, and the dinner salad was fresh. My wife’s French Dip and my Turkey Royal sandwiches were also very good. Unfortunately, my fries were limp, dry, chewy...absolutely awful! They tasted as if they were fried HOURS earlier! When the bill arrived, the coupon (see photo) was not honored, because the item I ordered was an excluded item. I showed the coupon to the waitress when we ordered, but since it was only her 2nd day, she wasn’t aware of any exclusions. She said that the manager wasn’t going to honor the coupon. I had to put up a fuss to get him to honor it ($12!). The bread never arrived, even though the waitress mentioned that it was on its way 3 times. Later she told us that they never baked any fresh bread, and that the bread was hard and stale because she had tried to resuscitate it in the microwave. When I asked her if she had tried the fries, she said she already knew that they weren’t fresh. She offered to bring fresh fries, but it had already been over an hour, and I didn’t feel like waiting another 20 minutes, when I had already finished my sandwich. I suggested a piece of cheesecake, which they agreed to. All in all we were there for over an hour and a half. Needless to say, it wasn’t a good dining experience for my wife and I. I used to rate Mimi’s 5 stars, but after this recent experience, it’s doubtful I’ll return.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

Mimi's has been a family favorite for years and years (we are locals). The varied menu and service were always a winner. The past few visits have been less than satisfactory and our most recent visit was our last. We came for lunch; naturally busy...and service was slow - to be expected and was not an issue. What was not expected was cold and chewy "frites" - really, it's lunch time, the fries should be hot and fresh. My partner had meat loaf - without the sauce, the meat loaf would have been inedible it was so dry. I had fish and chips - the fish had a lovely batter and was well cooked; the slaw overdressed. If this had been a single poor meal, it would not have been an issue. But this has become a consistent experience.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

Mimi's has an appealing menu with both yummy breakfast and dinner entrees, including lots of great salads, sandwiches and entrees. You can enjoy Thanksgiving year round with their tasty turkey dinner and there are several more favorites with a French flair. Their muffins are awesome,...the Pain Perdu with Mixed Berries is heavenly and their email coupon program makes it easy to save money when ordering 2 entrees. We had great service tonight from Cornell, our waiter. He was very gracious, attentive and efficient. All in all, a great experience!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

This is our second visit to Reno and Lake Tahoe. We really enjoy Mimi's Cafe. Breakfast is always fantastically delicious and the wait staff are tentative to your every need. This year we had the dynamic Kathy serving us and she brought us fresh from...the oven muffins and croissants to go! The berry mimosa was perfectly blended and not as acidic as the regular oj mimosa. Mimi's is a great way to start our vacation.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Mimi's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4