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Mimi's Cafe

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9812 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
+1 619-562-2644
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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El Cajon, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I go there quite often and have never been disappointed with their food and service. I usually go with a friend and use their two for one coupon. Getting two dinners for the price of one always helps the budget. They usually give you so much we have to take some home for later. So much of their entries seem... More 

Thank LLYNNandJJ
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We like to come here for breakfast mostly, I really like their cappuccinos. The service is very good and the first room on the left has the best ambiance, It is decorated in a French Country theme. Their Quiche used to come with juice and your choice of muffins. Now you get a small side of mixed fruit. I still... More 

Thank beachygirl52
San Diego County
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Mimi's has a classic all American menu. If you sign up for it, you will get a coupon about once a month that will get you 1/2 price on an entree when you pay full price for a second entree. That coupon makes Mimi's affordable on a regular basis. We love this place, as the wait staff is wonderful. Rebecca's... More 

Thank rimale
San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Mimi's has a fun, light youthful atmosphere. The food id really good and the prices aren't bad. Only drawback - it's really loud in there.

Thank Ann G
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Tried the French onion soup I found it to be flat with big chunks of onion nothing like the old one which was a bit salty but other than that it was yummy the new one Falls flat

Thank Linda D
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a nice spot to bring your grandmother for brunch. The carrot muffin is great but the rest of the menu is bland

Thank Crystal G
Nanaimo, Canada
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Our friends whom we were visiting took us here for a quick and easy dinner. Not sure why they are fans of it! I thought the prices were a bit high for very average food and service. I had a burger which was good, but my spouse ordered the half chicken. What she got was undercooked chicken! When she pointed... More 

Thank Ellyn T
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

They have several items for gluten free options. They have delicious food. Very nice atmosphere. I enjoy going there.

Thank Kim C
Oceanside, California
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

There are a lot of things I don't like about the French culture... but why be negative in a review when you are talking about a restaurant that is charming, fun and welcoming? There are times to bust chops and give a litany of roasting one-liners... this isn't the place for that... but I do have to warn you, I... More 

Thank Mark D
Santee, California
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This place has mediocre food and in my opinion it's a Greasy Spoon pretending to be upscale. It was noisy, uncomfortable seats, and expensive for what you got.

Thank Audreyr0se

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9812 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-562-2644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?