Out and About: Mimi’s Cafe
I understand now why former food critic, Ruth Reichl, spent multiple visits at a restaurant before writing a review. Admittedly, I’m not nearly as critical as I should be. It’s more difficult than you might think, because in a lot of cases there’s plenty of good stuff to write about a restaurant.
So, this is going to be short and
only kind of sweet post about Mimi’s Cafe, because I feel like the mediocre impression I got yesterday is not the norm.
The menu is promising – enough pages for a nice variety to choose from, but not leaving you too overwhelmed by endless options.
I settled on chicken crepes. Filled with mushrooms, Brie, a cream sauce, and other goodness – paired with a crisp simple side salad and a petite crock of savory French onion soup, it seemed a lovely choice for a budget friendly dinner.
Except the chicken was awful. It was pick-around-the-chicken-and-eat-everything else awful.
The chicken was a little larger than bite-sized chunks, boiled, and casually tossed inside the crepe with the other ingredients. It was a bland afterthought to an otherwise delicious little entrée.
And I’m going to stop here. I feel Mimi’s needs a second try. It has to be better than that boiled chicken, it has to. I’ve heard so many people say such great things!
Until next time, Mimi’s.
Good luck with your second visit. Mimi’s is an odd duck to me. We only think of it as a breakfast place.
Well we used to eat there alot until miss j became gluten Free! They are listed as having a Gluten Free Menu but in reality everything except eggs and Bacon has gluten in it here. So we too only visit for breakfast! Or just a salad with no dressing!
Well, you’d think crepes would fall nicely into ‘breakfast place,’ wouldn’t you? Oh well. Next time I’ll just get pastry. LOL