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Mimi's Cafe

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17231 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1926
+1 714-544-5522
06:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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Fullerton, California
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308 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mimi’s Café is a Southern California-based chain of French-themed restaurants with over 140 locations in over 20 states. The Tustin restaurant is located on 17th Street just west of the SR-55 freeway. According to their website, they serve “American and French comfort foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a New Orleans décor.” NOTE that the parking lot here can... More 

Thank BruinDan
Tustin, California
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always consistently good food. Very popular place to visit. Excellent service, and nice menu . Definately a cut above a coffee shop. Love the bread basket.

Thank 911jackie
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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this Mimis Cafe. It's right off the 55 freeway at 17th Street in Tustin, in a super convenient location adjacent to the freeway on ramp and gas station. One thing to remember about Mimis is: there's ALWAYS a coupon. Just type "Mimis Cafe Coupon" in your smartphone, and you'll get a buy one, get one coupon. You're welcome.... More 

Thank Connie I
Irvine, California
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127 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming for years. Today was or first time back since summer of 16. The store in Irvine has not changed. You still wait even if tables are empty. Have not figured that out. The staff in Irvine seems stable. The food is OK not great but not bad either. The Irvine store has had quality problems and the food... More 

Thank James S
North Tustin, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We don't think you can beat Mimi's E-Club specials. We come about twice a month and have delicious dinners - We love the Pot Roast and the Salmon dinners. The Salmon Spinach Salad Entree I had last night was loaded with mushrooms and nuts and was outstanding with a huge piece of Salmon fillet!

Thank Tristram Robert S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice selection of salads and wonderful fresh-made muffins. $5 house wines. Great spot for lunch with fantastic desserts like 15 layer crepe cakes and creme brulee cheesecake!

Thank GolferNC62
Tustin, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's only available for a limited time, but try the "brick chicken". Half a chicken served with a salad and tiny potatoes. Excellent. The service and the ambience are both French Cafe. Buy one meal, get one meal free coupons are available.

Thank bmurray573
Newport Beach, CA, USA
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Went with a business Assoc for lunch food was great, service was excellent. However lots of chairs had rips in them. (See pic) Wow! Tacky .. Wouldn't you hide those ones unless you really needed them until you could repair them. Poor management skills. Also there were lots of unused table and closed part of the restaurant. So be clever... More 

Temecula, California
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381 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Our server Jordan was wonderful!! Tonight I had the Florentine Quiche with a salad & Pineapple muffin!! I enjoy the $5.00 glass of French Red wine!! Truly a gourmet experience!! I have dined @ Mimi's since the 70's in Orange County!! They never disappoint!!

Thank Bev B
winter haven fl
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent muffins/breads & soups. Sorry that's all we had but we eyeballed some really good looking food going by & smelled good too lol

Thank geezette1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17231 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1926
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-544-5522

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