Gluten Free at Mimi's Cafe

12 ratings

Breakfast, Restaurant

Not celiac

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Gluten 'FRIENDLY' menu, not gluten free. If I had celiac I would NOT trust it. Staff not very knowledgeable, but they tried. Only had one laminated gluten friendly menu and 3 members of staff had to scramble to find it saying it had been lost for days. Had a binder with all allergen info printed out. Everything I looked at in the binder that was on the gf menu stated that it does have gluten (in allergen the binder), so I don't trust the info. Make sure they know to tell the kitchen, no matter what you order! Very little selection on gf menu (and far less for dairy free and other allergens). The wait staff did seem eager to help, but had no knowledge on the matter.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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After several visits with no problems, I got glutened. The whole experience on this latest visit was terrible... It took over an hour to get our food, and when we did finally get it, it was cold. Then later, I got sick. Never going back.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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They have a “gluten friendly” menu on their website but it is NOT actually gluten-free. For instance they have fries and breakfast potatoes listed there, but in person they told me they cannot make them without cross contamination. I ended up just having plain scrambled eggs - won’t be coming back.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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The staff is very knowledgeable about Celiac and gluten. Everything tasted wonderful and was so beautifully presented. They have their own gluten free menu and my gf, who has Celiac, felt safe ordering whatever looked good on the gluten-free menu. She had the Rustic Chicken with artichokes and a side salad. I even ordered us a Creme Brûlée for dessert and she loved that too. She can’t stop talking about how excellent everything was. This is her new favorite place to eat and a longtime favorite of mine. Too bad they closed the one near where we live 😢 in Charlotte, NC.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Enjoyed a good breakfast. They do have a gluten free menu.

Not celiac

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Not a seperate gluten free menu, but they do have an allergen menu online. We both got omlets and substituted fruit for the bread side. Fruit was not fresh and omlet was subpar. Not worth returning for such a limited menu and lower quality breakfast.

Not celiac

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No gluten free menu. No gluten free substitutes. Manageable with skipping normal gluten foods, but nothing special.

Not celiac

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Ordered the Nicoisa salad and told the waiter I have an allergy to wheat. The salad arrives with no potatoes. I ask for those and he brings me a side of potatoes mixed with croutons. When I tell the manager, he gives me a whole new salad complete with one soggy crouton below all the lettuce. Just a CC hell on wheels

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Gluten free menu. Food was excellent.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable of Celiac and gluten free precautions. The food was amazing and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Only had an allergy list that was handed to me without any guidance or assistance from the waitress. The list was long and confusing. Only options were the eggs. They have the roasted potatoes labeled as not having wheat or "other gluten" but they are fried in the same fryer as everything else. Not celiac friendly. Very disappointing.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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What a gem! This is THE breakfast place. The staff is knowledgeable and have a gf menu...not a nutritional list but and actual MENU! Great place for breakfast and the food is yummy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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If I could give zero I would . Gluten free menu was confusing and had to ask 3 times for it. Ended up getting just plain chicken and had a reaction. Stay far away !! Horrible service like the worst ever !!!!!

Celiac

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Had the bacon avocado omelet with roasted potatoes and a mimosa. Informed the waiter of my allergy, and he reassured me the items I was ordering were gluten free. Sadly, I think the carefulness did not take place back in the kitchen. Felt bad all day. My food was good though, hence the 3 stars

Celiac

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Separate gluten free menu. Staff was somewhat knowledgeable, menu has roasted potatoes but upon questioning they are deep fried at one point, very appreciative server knew that. Food was delicious

Celiac

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This location is CLOSED. Had to give a star to post review but in this case isn't representative of the food. The place is CLOSED.

Celiac

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I went since it had great reviews. First they don’t have a gluten free menu I asked the hostess and he brought the kitchen manager out. He came out and handed me a binder that contained nutritional facts but nothing about allergies or gluten. The manager didn’t speak English well enough to understand what I needed she we left. I wouldn’t recommend trying this particular Mimi’s they won’t be able to accommodate you if they don’t even know what a gluten free menu or allergy menu is.

Celiac

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Just met a friend here for brunch. Mimi's has a gluten free menu which of course can just be a courtesy only. However, our server, Justice, was very affirming and related personal family experience with food sensitivities which was comforting that she knew the importance of every step. The reason I would say Celiac friendly was because a manager, Joe White, came out to check on me and told me his son had been GF for 10 years and that he knew xxc was a huge problem! Although I ordered very simply as I always do, sometimes that is not enough if the kitchen is not on alert. That was 2 hours ago and feeling fine! I would go back there!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The chicken is good and their mashed potatoes are great but they could make a better effort to offer gluten free fries :0) prices are good! better prices than olive garden!

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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They don't always have a separate gluten free menu which means you have to flip through the allergy guide which takes forever and doesn't have very many options. It sounds like they sometimes have a separate menu. I'll definitely be calling ahead next time to see if they have updated menus.

Celiac

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Stopped for breakfast while travelling. They had a separate gluten free menu and offered substitutions for toast without asking. I don't think they had pancakes or waffles on the gf menu. Seemed to understand how to handle it in the kitchen. The food was very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Their roasted potatoes are listed as GF but are now fried in a shared fryer. Ask the chef to fry them in a separate pan.

Not celiac

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They had a few pieces of paper printed out and stapled together with suggested menu items. It hadn't been updated since 2014. I'm gluten sensitive. I wouldn't trust it if I was celiac. Update... I got glutened. I think it was cross contamination on the grill.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I was offered a GF menu and it was very delicious. The menu had several items not on the original menu and had tips to order from the original menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I told my waitress FIVE times I couldn't have anything with wheat, it was like poison to me. She promised to check with the chef and then brought me the tomato basil soup and a basket of bread. I had her remove the bread. The soup had wheat and made me sick. I wrote the corporate office to ask them to educate their servers and they didn't even respond. I won't go there again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Always accommodating. They have a GF menu and clean the grill/change gloves.

Celiac

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Ask for GF Menu. Note that fried foods will be fried in same fat as wheat breaded foods.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Nothing special. They have a book listing individual gluten free items. The roasted potatoes were very good.

Celiac

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They have a good selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A GF menu is available and they can roast the potatoes for breakfast.

Celiac

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Not celiac friendly!! Had an unfortunate experience here.

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it's just salads they're not even cheap btw.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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A manager here has Celiac's and so they were very accommodating. They had a gf menu and knew what to do!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Bad experience. Not knowledgable or very accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Terrible experience. I am pretty sure my fruit bowl came off another guests plate after yet ate some of it...

Celiac friendly?

No

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I ordered the salmon, spinach, and potatoes off of the gluten free menu and while eating found a French fry in my potatoes. The French fries are fried in a fryer that is used for everything else...I made my waiter aware of this and he sent the manager to my table. She apologized and offered to switch my meal for something else. I calmly explained to her that I am, fortunately, only sensitive to gluten and so I could still eat my food but for someone with celiacs this was a big deal. She offered to bring me a muffin or dessert to make up for it. Yep. She offered a muffin. NOT A CELIAC FRIENDLY PLACE. But, as I said I am sensitive to gluten (and still in the early stages of transitioning back to a gluten free diet--I was silly enough to go off of it when my results for gluten intolerance came back negative but that's a whole different story) and so I kept my original food but probably won't go back.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Casual chain restaurant serving French & American staples in a rustic-inspired setting.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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great omelet, very knowledgeable about gluten

Celiac

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Do not offer gluten free. The manager did not even know what gluten was. Treated me horrible when I told them we wouldn't be eating there. Not celiac friendly AT ALL

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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A separate menu is required; items are not marked. They clearly state cross-contamination may be an issue. There are no GF bakery items. I had the GF Eggs Benedict on hashbrown pancakes. It was delicious. The server was great, but the food was very slow coming out. Don't go if you're in a hurry.

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No

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Great service and we loved the gluten free corn beef hash Benedict and potato hash Benedict.

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Their gluten free menu is quite extensive and includes instructions for management and chef to avoid cross-contamination. So cool.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Had a great dinner. Menu is limited for entrees, but the salads are filling and large. Great soup options. But the piéce de rèsistance is the dessert, petite chocolate mousse! It is worth the trip! You will not be disappointed!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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I was a bit apprehensive, but the staff was very accommodating. They seemed to totally understand the issue. I had the grilled chicken, potatoes and fruit. The food was good! (And the best part? I had no bad reaction!) whew!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I was NOT impressed. Their gluten free menu consisted almost entirely of salad. No meat and potato type dishes were available. Just salads with salmon and such on top. Extremely disappointing. Not only that but then the server brought us a basket of bread.. Seriously?

Celiac

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They have a completely seperate menu that even tells you what cooking sauces and salad dressings are gluten free as well as kids menu

Celiac

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Nice selection of GF breakfast items. Server was knowledgable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great breakfast! Found Mimi's while vacationing in Vegas. Wanted to get something off the strip that didn't cost a fortune. Mimi's was perfect. Staff was knowledgable about GF options.

Celiac

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Mimi's new French Bistro menu allows for family and friends enjoy full meals (including desserts) when dealing with allergy restrictions. Everything is fresh and the staff is well trained in allergen sensitivity and their menu. Portions are perfectly sized and their Salmon is Wild Atlantic so no farm raised or a Pacific radiation fears. The Cioppino is Gluten/dairy free and delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They recently changed their menu and no longer have a gluten free section :/

Celiac

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Excellent and concerned wait and kitchen staff. mimiscafe.com

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