Over the years, Mirabelles has become more formal, less of a cafe where one might linger and more of a restaurant with relatively fast turnover. The pastries and cakes are exceptional, and any special celebration would be enhanced with a cake baked at Mirabelles. My most recent visit was for lunch. The soups, salads, and sandwiches were fine, not exceptional, and the prices were relatively high. The seating area is bright but not very comfortable (a bit crowded and noisy because of the way that tables are arranged). The service was excellent, and the atmosphere feels festive.