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WTO at "Mimi's" for Breakfast

Mike13241 Dec 16, 2007 10:50 AM

Next weekend I'll be eating breakfast at "Mimi's" and am wondering if I could get advice on what would be good to order.

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  1. sparkalina RE: Mike13241 Dec 16, 2007 11:18 AM

    Some friends took us there while we were in Louisville. They have really big muffins (I was lucky that my blueberry came out piping hot). My breakfast was not memorable other than that, but my hubby still raves about the corned beef hash he had there. Happy eating!

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      mdepsmom RE: Mike13241 Dec 16, 2007 01:03 PM

      This time of the year, it's a no-brainer for me -- the pumpkin pancakes. I have them hold the caramel topping or whatever it is they put on top (it seems to change every year). I love them just w/ butter and syrup.

      When they don't have the pumpkin pancakes, I get their pain perdu -- french toast stuffed w/ cream cheese and orange maramalade. To die for.

      Enjoy -- Mimi's is my favorite chain breakfast place.

      1. ChinoWayne RE: Mike13241 Dec 16, 2007 01:24 PM

        Blueberry pancakes and their big fat breakfast sausages. Cappucino. Avoid the overly tricked out egg dishes, they just don't execute them very well and they are bland.

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          RobynS RE: ChinoWayne Dec 16, 2007 03:06 PM

          See, now I've enjoyed their crabcake benedict. Also, their breakfast fajitas are unique and good.

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            ChinoWayne RE: RobynS Dec 17, 2007 11:47 AM

            To each his or her own, I had some concoction of an omlete with crab in it at Mimi's, needed a microscope to find the crab, very disappointing.

        2. GroovinGourmet RE: Mike13241 Dec 17, 2007 11:54 AM

          I'm a big fan of the Huevos y Papas. Eggs to order with spicy potato cakes. Molto yummy.

          As was the pork shank with creole mustard sauce on last night's seasonal menu.

          Me and the missus were discussing how Mimi's does the chain thing better than anyone, especially when it comes to service. Even if the food is only OK, the service is always on top of it.

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            ziggylu RE: GroovinGourmet Dec 17, 2007 05:12 PM

            I usually just get bacon and eggs at Mimi's but the last time we went I had the huevos and papas...it could have been really good but it was ice cold. Strangest thing was even the overeasy egg was COLD. not cool but cold....like out of the fridge cold. Very very strange. The manager swore up and down it wasn't precooked but I can't imagine how a breakfast egg could be so cold.

            That's the only time we've had issues there however and hot the dish would have been pretty tasty with the potato cakes.

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            AlyKen RE: Mike13241 Dec 19, 2007 03:38 AM

            Anything with a muffin. I love the honey oat muffin. It is literally dripping with honey. Other than the poor waitress we had the last time we went (to the new one in Elkridge, MD), I've never had anything bad at a Mimi's for breakfast. My brother loves the breakfast burrito. I like corned beef hash and pot roast with eggs. My mom always gets some form of eggs Benedict.

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              starbucksbrew RE: Mike13241 Dec 24, 2007 11:08 AM

              The corned beef hash is the only one I have ever had that is made from scratch, and it is sooooo good! I get a side of it every single time I go there. The orange juice is also better than most places. If they still have the pumpkin pancakes with caramelized apples on top, go for those. They are the best pancakes I have ever had.

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