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“Such a Cutie”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Mimosa

Cafe Mimosa
Ranked #8 of 215 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Solana Beach, California
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“Such a Cutie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2010

Great atmosphere, such the perfect breakfast spot on a Sunday- people watch while the farmer's market is going on while dining out their super cute outdoor patio. Fresh and delicious brunch options (menu brunch- not buffet) I suggest just going for it with a bottle of champagne though since its not included and its $8 a glass (adds up quick- ouch!) Service was okay. Everything else was excellent- have only been here for brunch but their menu looks great.

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New Jersey
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“This place is fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2010

Truly one of the best restaurants in San Clemente. The menu is inspired, contemporary, and the ingredients are all very fresh. If you are looking for huge portions of salty pasta, this ain't the place to go. If you are looking for an inspired, seasonal menu with European flair and a chef who obviously cares, this is your spot.

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Laguna Niguel, Ca
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2010

I consider this to be the best restaurant in Orange County. The restaurant 's chef hasa great imagination, the waiters are wonderful and the atomosphere is exceptionally nice and intimate (particularly on the patio).

We have been to the restaurant many times for brunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Last night we went to dinner for Valentine's Day. They had a six course chef's tasting menu. ($65 per person) Yummy! Generally for dinner they offer a Chef's tasting menu ($40 per person) or an a la carte menu. The tasting menu is an incredible value for the quality of the food but everyone at the table has to have it. Their corkage fee is a very reasonble $12.00. They also offer very reasonably priced mimosas--have the one with fresh pomegranate juice.

We first started going there for brunch. They have a wide variety of very unique offerings and their own take on some standard fare (eggs benedict, scrambled eggs etc.). The brunch is always busy and they don't take reservations; however the wait is never very long.

They haven't been open as long for dinner, and I can only think that many people still have not discovered it. It should have been standing room only last night. Although it was busy, it wasn't as busy as it should have been for such outstanding food on a special occasion.

The owner of the restaurant is always there, which is probably one of the reasons the service and food always are so good. His father owns a very popular breakfast and lunch restaurant which also is in San Clemente, also with a good reputation.

If you like good and imaginative food and great service, Cafe Mimosa is an outstanding choice.

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