May 25, 2005

Mimi's Cafe ~ Valencia, California

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Mimi's Cafe in Valencia Oh yes, it's warm in L.A. now, and sometimes any reason is good enough to make a dash for the door. Last week it was lunching with a friend at Mimi's Cafe in Valencia.

As part of a nearly national restaurant chain, one might expect Mimi's Cafe to be something of a greasy spoon, but that's far from the truth. (In fact, to find any greasy spoons in Valencia, you'd have to be purposefully searching for them; it's just not that kind of place). It seems that chain restaurant owners have long since caught on: people wanting to zip out for a quick meal may not be wishing for fast food — they may be looking for good food and a pleasant dining experience.

Mimi's menu item So went our lunch. Entering Mimi's cool and pleasant interior (think space, plants and terra cotta-ish tile floors), we were quickly whisked off to our table and served our choice of beverages; mine was a strawberry lemonade that was a tasty change from the usual.

Selecting from Mimi's well-filled menu — which includes French onion soup and a deliciously satisfying dish of grilled scallops on fettuccini that proved to be just enough — we lunched and caught up with each other in a comfortable atmosphere quiet enough for our chit-chatting tastes, attended to by a waiter who seemed magically to appear only when needed.

At any rate, enough of food — it's time to get back to work. Visit the Mimi's Cafe website for more information.

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4 Comments for "Mimi's Cafe ~ Valencia, California"

  1. Cil D'Angelo says:

    Visiting family in Valencia, had dinner with grandchildren and parents, and totally enjoyed every bit of our meal and the service was terrific!

    Comment posted on 12/15/2006 @ 3:41 pm
  2. Editor says:

    Glad to hear it, Cil (and welcome to We have to admit that, when driving across the way to Valencia, we often stop at Mimi's — nice food and decor and — as you say — great service.

    Comment posted on 12/15/2006 @ 4:29 pm
  3. Pat Hurt says:

    I am looking for the e-mail address for the items, ie., rooster lamps, in your restaurants. I understand that you have a designer and a wherehouse of these items.

    Pat Hurt

    Comment posted on 1/13/2007 @ 10:05 am
  4. Editor says:

    Hi Pat. We are not Mimi's restaurant. You've posted a question here at, which is an online magazine of sorts where we wrote about Mimi's Restaurant. I'd suggest that you contact Mimi's itself — and good luck with your quest.

    Comment posted on 1/13/2007 @ 2:44 pm

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