This is one of my favorite places to eat, if you go for lunch try the Arthur J.’s West Coast Reuben which is absolutely amazing… best in Phoenix by my words and huge – it is made with real cole slaw, swiss cheese, 1000 island dressing, and ham and turkey. It will make your mouth melt.
The salads, soups, and muffins are all suggested. If you can substitute a salad instead of soup we suggest it as the corn chowder doesn’t live up to the hype. Try the house Caesar Salad, its tops.
Mimi’s also has a wide assortment of pastas, for starters we suggest the Penne with Chicken, Feta, and Pine Nuts, which was excellent, and it had good texture and wonderful taste. Also recommended is the Artie’s Fettuccini, which is fantastic but a bit heavy on the artichoke side.
If you want to start with an appetizer, the Thai Chicken Wrap is delicious, it comes with special sauces that you can put on it, enough for three or four people. It also comes with a small assortment of fruit.
Service can be a little slow at times, especially during lunch when it gets pretty busy. They have a small spot outside for outdoor seating, which is shaded by trees so would be nice in wintertime.
We suggest getting two meals and splitting them (ask the waiter, they give you bigger portions). By splitting the meals you feel like it is a feast and you get to try a bit of everything.
This review is based on multiple visits to the Mimi’s Café on Shea Blvd.
How much? For two people including drinks and an appetizer count on $30., average meal prices are $7 – 9., appetizers start at $5.
Where? You’ll see Mimi’s Cafe all over Phoenix. The specific restaurant we reviewed is on Shea Blvd. and 89th St. It is just east of the 101 on Shea. Get more info at www.mimiscafe.com.
Atmosphere? French cafe with spacious seating.
When? Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week.
Reviewer: Chris Tingom