I have eaten at this Mimi's Cafe location for years with few problems. Its location (one block off the 55 freeway) makes it perfect for meeting my friends who are driving to Orange County from all over the southland. The left turn lane into the shopping center with Mimi's appears immediately after exiting the freeway and is sometimes hard to enter with traffic so a U-turn farther down the street may be necessary. Parking is a challenge sometimes at peak periods, so we always try to arrive early for lunch, at 11 a.m. If we wait until noon, the parking is more difficult and we have to wait to be seated, although usually only about 15 minutes.
I have never had a bad meal at Mimi's whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner. The servers are usually attentive and accomodating. At this meal, one of us was served a half cup of lukewarm, end-of-the-pot coffee, and the server should have known better, but she rectified it and soon brought a delicious hot cup from a new batch. We have also encountered in the past a little attitude when presenting a Mimi's eClub BOGO coupon. Maybe that server had previously been stiffed on her tip by being tipped on the discounted meal rather than the full, regular price. By the time she received our tip, it was too late to change her tune. However, our server on this visit cheerfully accepted our BOGO coupon.
Mimi's salads are delicious, especially the Bleu Cheese & Walnuts and Cobb salads. The sandwiches are good-sized, and I usually have to take half home with me. The quiches and omelettes are yummy. Most meals come with one of Mimi's great muffins. For dessert, I highly recommend Mimi's Bread Pudding.
The prices are reasonable, the food is good, the location is freeway close, and the restrooms are nice, and very clean. (I should add, however, that my husband feels he does not get enough to eat at Mimi's, so I usually only go with girlfriends. Oh, and please be sure to tip your server the correct amount on a BOGO coupon!)
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