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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