The cafe at MIMA is much improved since being taken over by Teesside University. There is a varied choice of food and drinks (even vegan options which could perhaps be made clearer), the menu is very reasonably priced and presentation is good. Staff are always very pleasant and helpful though service can be slow during lunchtime periods. Parking is far from easy since the council offer the first two hours free and spaces seem to be taken by people not visiting MIMA which is more often than not very quiet. I parked in a street nearby which now has two alternative cafes which I probably would have visited had I not been meeting a friend at MIMA. The cafe has also stopped providing newspapers and magazines for customers to read, always handy when you are on your own or waiting for other people to arrive. When I queried their absence I was told that it had been decided that newspapers do not fit with MIMAs image which seems rather odd. Overall, though, a good venue for coffee or lunch.
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