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Mim's Cafe Belmont?

bear Mar 2, 2013 11:02 AM

After stopping at Quebrada in a vain attempt at snagging a couple of macaroons (poor us...we had to settle for their delicious florentines), I noticed the word Cafe in large letters on a small brick building a little past Il Casale heading toward Pleasant St. The sign was a little confusing, but it evidently says "Mim's Cafe". One Yelp review says it serves Lavazza, which isn't may favorite, and has free wi-fi.

Anyone tried it?

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    fantundo Mar 3, 2013 05:01 PM

    bad coffee, limited pastries - taken over by the wife of the guy who used to operate the barber shop

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    1. re: fantundo
      bear Mar 3, 2013 05:03 PM

      Thanks so much for the warning. Bummer.

      1. re: bear
        tdaaa Mar 4, 2013 05:49 AM

        Stopped in about 45 minutes before posted closing time a few weeks ago - was greeted by an overwhelming odor of cleaning fluid, wet floors, and a register that had already closed.

        My son got a slice of cake to go (not made in house, but he reported it was very good).

        They have a very limited menu - basically coffee and pastry/cakes. Nothing made in house.

        There is really nothing to draw me back, and I have a problem with places that post hours but do not follow them. I too really hoped for a good alternative to the chains and banks that occupy belmont center, but this is not it.

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          PinchOfSalt Mar 4, 2013 02:32 PM

          Thanks for the reports, as disappointing as the news is.

    2. PinchOfSalt Mar 2, 2013 01:18 PM

      I noticed it a couple of weeks ago. Haven't tried it yet. Would love to hear what people think. It would be so nice to have a good local business alternative to the chains that have set up shop in Belmont Center.

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      1. re: PinchOfSalt
        bear Mar 2, 2013 03:02 PM


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