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“Consistantly Good”
Review of Mimi's Cafe Bakersfield - CLOSED

Mimi's Cafe Bakersfield
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We overnight in Bakersfield twice a year on our way from Nanaimo British Columbia to Vegas and Laughlin Nevada. Mimi's is always our destination for dinner on the way down and lunch,on the way back up. We have never been disappointed. The food is consistently tasty and the service has always been somewhere between very efficient and totally awesome. There is always a manager visible, usually inner acting with guests. With fair prices and large portions Mimi's has always left us "more than satisfied". Walking in the front door feels like coming home after a long day.

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Reviewed 17 May 2011

Both Taco Bell and the Olive Garden are by far more authentic to their respective 'cultures' than is this cafe which claims to be inspired by the original creator's trips to French cafes. I've been to plenty and this was nothing like that. It was more like an American inspired family restaurant with no direction. Everything was dirty - the menus, the ledge by the window had dust all over it, the bathroom was dirty. The waiter was less than uninspired, the food was lacking in taste and was likely just dropped off by the delivery truck after a nice long cross country trip.

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Reviewed 1 September 2009

Mimi's beats any chain hands down, but it is creepy how every one is the same. Once I've had everything on the menu twice, I might stop going.

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Reviewed 26 June 2009

In Mid April /09, my wife and I arrived in Bakersfield via Amtrak on our way to some fun in Laughlin and Las Vegas. We were staying at a motel nearby where the desk clerk recommended Mimi's Cafe for dinner. The experience was awesome in every way. We are from British Columbia and were not familiar with Mimi's restaurants.

Our Roast Turkey dinners were HUGE, totally delicious, piping hot and fresh. The beer was ice cold. The decor is very nice and the restauraunt is super clean. The value for money was exceptional which is a rarity today Our waiter for the evening was a young man called "J" and we couldn't have asked for any better service. The host and the shift manager were both very gracious and completely customer oriented. You could tell that they all had pride in their work and their employer.

We also tried Mimi's in Vegas (on Apache) for lunch and returned to Mimi's in Bakersfield for lunch on our way home. We will return on our next trip and seek out other Mimi's in our travels.

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Reviewed 17 March 2009

Excellent Eggs Benedict and seasonal pumpkin pancakes are sensational

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