Since we first opened in 1978, Mimi’s Cafe® has been a favorite destination for restaurant goers who want to relax and connect over freshly prepared meals. Our colorful French-cottage themed buildings and lush gardens let our guests know right away that Mimi’s™ is a special place to visit.
The Simms family opened the first Mimi's Cafe in Anaheim, California. Son, Tom Simms, brought an innovative spirit in introducing a new type of restaurant concept that combined the quality, ambience and personal service of a dinner house with the convenience and value of a coffee shop. Father Arthur J. Simms brought his lifetime of experience in restaurants along with inspiration from his memorable time in Europe during WWII. He named Mimi's Cafe after a remarkable French woman and borrowed from the appeal of French country cottages to develop the restaurant's unique design and décor.
Today, Mimi's Cafe operates in 24 states. We are known for our warm, attentive hospitality, delicious fresh cooked meals and quaint cafe charm. Mimi's is open all day, with tasty breakfasts, lunches and dinners that feature fresh, quality ingredients with seasonal offerings and healthy options. We are an excellent place to host parties and we also provide our great meals to-go.