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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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378 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight I took my wife for her Birthday Dinner to Mimi's Cafe in Santee, CA. Kaila Sullivan our server was so nice and had a very bubbly style as she took good care of us and handled our every need. Once again Mimi's meals were very delicious. We had some fresh home made bread and carrot raisin muffins for appetizers,... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
San Diego, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the meal was OK. Split a Caesar salad...very small do not share. You get a small loaf of bread and 2 muffins. Not warm but OK. We chose the New York with peppercorn sauce and fries. Fries were fine, one steak very good, one could not eat half of it for the gristle and fat. waitress never came by... More 

Thank howard92020
Santee, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very relaxed atmosphere for the most part. Great service and very special menu. You can always find interesting choices with the French flair. More intimate and quieter than most restaurants in town. Great for special occasions.

Thank lb9191
Santee, California
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I don't eat here often but my wife and daughter do regularly. The menu has breakfast, lunch and dinner items and although not terribly exciting, it still has a pretty good selection. I like the omelette with mushrooms and Bri cheese. my wife and daughter age 15 yrs. like lunch. Fairly priced and pretty good portion sizes on plates. If... More 

Thank Dave A
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

***Breakfast*** White peach mimosa. (Tripple berry is ok too just not as sweet) Blueberry muffins ***Dinner*** House red is nice French pot roast is amazing! Staff, always friendly and ready to serve. Very helpful and don't hover.

Thank Lorelei A
El Cajon, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 4 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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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?