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“We should've left room for cake!”
Review of Mimi's Bakehouse

Mimi's Bakehouse
Ranked #2 of 36 Bakeries in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Leith is one area of Edinburgh where you certainly won't struggle to find a spot for lunch, with a huge selection of cafes and pubs along the area know as the shore. Mimis caught our eye however with its quirky tea room decor, and a steady stream of people heading in for cake!

Many people were there to sample the delicious afternoon teas, or just a slice of cake, but we were looking for something a little bit more filling. The lunch menu offered plenty of choice without being overwhelming, and a few daily specials were scrawled onto chalk boards around the restaurant.

Opting for the gourmet hot dog and some local fishcakes, our food was served promptly and with a well dressed, light side salad. The hot dog, using local ingredients to recreate an American classic, was fantastically smokey and with a lovely sharpness from the sauerkraut and grain mustard topping. The fishcakes were perfectly crunchy on the outside, but with a light soft centre dotted with lovely chunks of fresh fish.

Sadly we had not left enough room to sample any of the delicious cakes on offer (the main reason to visit Mimis you might argue) however a glance around the restaurant revealed a lot of very happy customers!

Service was just the right side of friendly, without being over the top or forced. The cafe itself had a genuine buzz around it, punctuated by the clink of bone china. Mimi's we will be back for cake!!!

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Thank Ben T
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is a lovely place selling great food. But, the food is very, very filling so eating beforehand is not a good idea. They have an extensive menu and the cakes, they are fantastic. We went for Sunday brunch and it was busy but not overpowering. Loved the food, loved the ambience, loved the setting. Will go again.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Having followed this company for a year on Facebook and regularly salivated over the yummy looking cakes posted several times a week, we finally arranged to go for lunch. As we were travelling from Kilmarnock, Hamilton and Kinross, I booked a table. The reservation was made for 1.30pm as 1 pm was fully booked and I was told that we had the table until 3.30pm which was ample time. Fortunately, we arrived 15 minutes early as we discovered that there was no car park and had to circle the area several times to find a space. We still had 5 minutes to spare and were given menus to look at but were then kept standing at the door until our table was ready. This caused a queue to form behind us and was uncomfortable..a small waiting area or seats at the bar would have been much more welcoming and comfortable. However, our table did become available at 1.30 and our waitress was helpful and friendly. We ordered drinks and perused the menu further. Varied selecting of main courses all served with salad (no chips or potatoes!!) and we chose fish cakes, coconut chicken, French toast with syrup and bacon and soup with a sandwich. The soup had to be returned as it was lukewarm and there were bones in the fish cakes (yuck) but apart from that it was tasty but somewhat overpriced for what was provided. Cakes were a must have but we decided that we would take them away to enjoy at home...good selection of tray bakes and cakes but at £3+ per portion again somewhat overpriced. We made our selection but had to wait for about ten minutes before our cakes were brought to us but our waitress did apologise. The restaurant was very busy and the staff seemed to be slightly harassed trying to cope. The service was friendly but no more than adequate, we didn't feel that we would rush back to the restaurant but we will probably try their takeaway place on the Royal Mile next time and have a picnic in the park...

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Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I'm not sure how anyone could have had a 'terrible' time in Mimis.
If you love cake and attention to detail, then you will love the place.
Family run business, they remember who you are on your return visit and I personally can't fault the place.

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Thank Kirsty B
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Popped in here in the passing, initially only Intended to have a coffee, but the table next to me had a breakfast roll...I was sold!
Sausages cooked to perfection, simply wonderful.
This could be my new favorite cafe!!
Coffee was great, suited to those who like a fairly strong flavor. Next time I'll be indulging in the cakes!!!

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