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“Still a Nice Experience”
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 25 May 2014

We first discovered Mimi's about 6 years ago. We drive to Las Vegas and Laughlin, once or twice a year, always overnight in Bakersfield and never miss dropping in to Mimi's both going down and on the return.

The service is generally efficient and friendly, the decor is pleasant and the food is always tasty. The prices are reasonable. It does seem like the portions have decreased in the past few years, likely to lower costs to remain competitive.

We have always one issue when eating here. If you have a salad or appetizer before your meal, the main course will almost always arrive before you have finished it. When we arrive after a day on the road, we like to relax and not feel rushed. If we tell our server to slow it up, they will comply but if you forget to ask expect a fast meal.

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Thank Cashman777
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Mimi's Cafe off California Ave and Hwy 5 - worth the stop! Stopped by for breakfast. Nice variety of breakfast menu items. Waffles, Pancakes, Quiches, Egg dishes. The California omelette was very good, with large slices of avocados and tomatoes. The provencal potatoes were a nice touch and different from hash browns. Service was very good and efficient. Chanda is outstanding server.

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Thank DA H
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Having overnighted in Bakersfield on a driving trip to southern California, we stopped in at Mimi's on California Avenue before heading south on Route 5. When our server, Chanda, suggested that I upgrade from the Perdu waffles (with fruit stuffing and whipped cream) to a full breakfast for a dollar more, it seemed like good selling on her part. It was, but it was also just what I needed to attack the day at full speed. And of course we then ordered a 4-pack of Mimi's sensational muffins, to go.

As for Chanda, I doubt that she'll remain a server for long. Her combination of brains, skill and personality should move her up in a hurry.

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Thank palshaw
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Just looking for a good simple meal after two days of hard driving. Menu looked pretty good and so did the pictures. Once we got there the decor was nice and we were able to eat outside which was nice too. But we were very disappointed in the food. Very average and below average. I'd think twice before going back again.

Thank Golf1949
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We visit Mimi's Cafes whenever we can because we really like their food - and the quality seems to be consistent no matter which location we visit. But what set this visit apart from all the others was the service. Simply put, from the minute we walked into the restaurant until the end of our meal, everyone, from the gentleman at the front, to our server, to the cashier - was warm, friendly and very welcoming. Everyone went out of their way to make sure that our visit and our meal was special. And yet, even with all the attention, it was never intrusive or overbearing. Well done!!

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Thank Jerry P
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