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Mimi's Cafe

#478 of 3,875 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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5180 Mission Center Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-3201
+1 619-491-0284
07:00 - 23:00
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Corona, California
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222 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here 2 times during my business visit to grab muffins to go. You know, the very nice large ones. :) They were great and took care of me since I couldn't find a place to grab yogurt and fruit plate. The service was great and I was on my way quickly.

Thank 1LadyKathy
San Diego, CA
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us were meeting to celebrate the life of a dear friend who passed. We were given a table in the back. We were able to remember our friend over a delicious meal and wonderful atmosphere

Thank Judith P
San Diego, California
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Although the sauce was good. The mussels were small, dry and many weren't even open. You get about 20 small mussels, bread and fries (fries were cold and not great). Better off going to the grocery store and getting frozen pre-cooked mussels in the shells for about 5.00.

Thank lajollasun
San Diego
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230 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Three of us ate there yesterday. We selected it, because they have a broad menu, reasonable prices, and were physically located at a convenient midpoint for all of us. One person had a salad and requested certain adjustments, which our server properly recorded and was how the salad was served. Two of us ordered the Turkey Club - one with... More 

Thank AlandDiane
San Diego
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The quality of the food has improved over the past few years to a very high final product. I enjoy going to Mimi's and the service is always excellent.

Thank bostonsig
San Diego, California
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place used to be one of our favorites. However - it seems it has not been the same as of late as far a service is concerned. Servers are sometimes slow and lot paying attention to what you want - takes a while to get check. Food sometimes takes a while and is only warm when you get it.... More 

Thank Dave B
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a large group after a meet, lots of kids and adults. The service was fast considering we had 25 people, the food was delicious, and the restaurant was very clean. Great place to eat!

Thank smnsunshine
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The oatmeal with carmelized bananas was great, service great but the coffee a bit high at 3.50 a cup! Guess it is now a trend to charge very high for a cup of coffee.

Thank Catinaredhat
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Our family reunion chose Mimi's for a group dinner for about 20 people on a Saturday night. The restaurant was able to accommodate us and we were pleased to have a private room. The menu is varied so everyone got something they wanted and all were happy. Although it's a chain and we tried to avoid those, it was a... More 

Thank grannyzip
Santee, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered bananas foster, scrambled eggs and bacon. What a disappointment . Plain pancakes, pecans sprinkled on top, cold sliced bananas and then some kind of carmel sauce...barely warm. The kitchen was extremely slow and the restaurant was definitely not packed. On the plus side - the waitress was very, very nice.

Thank toody99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5180 Mission Center Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-3201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 619-491-0284

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