If you have ever been to the French Quarter in New Orleans, you might have a yearning to return. However, you know it isn’t always possible for most of us. However, when you walk into a Mimi??ª?s Caf???, you might have a small sense of the feeling. We had the opportunity to stop by the Mimi??ª?s Caf??? in Layton the other day for a late after lunch.
Admittedly, I haven??ª?t been to Mimi??ª?s Caf??? for quite some time, but there were definite changes to the menu. Some of our favorites were not available anymore, but there was still a pretty good selection. There were just a few people at tables because of the time of day, so it was quiet and relaxing.
Sitting back in a booth, I was able to let my eyes wander around the dining room and really look at the decorations. With the balcony, wrought iron and distressed wood, it had a nice old world charm that you might find in the French Quarter. (I know it is Utah, but once again, most of us don??ª?t get a chance to get to New Orleans.)
I ordered the brioche croque madame with a side of tomato bisque soup in lieu of French fries, or a vegetable. I enjoyed the soup. It was a bit spicy and a bit thick so there was some substance to it. I would have the soup again for sure.
When the sandwich came out, it was a bit underwhelming. Because I opted to have the soup before the main course, there was nothing else on the plate. The egg was not sunny-side up and the mornay sauce was not smooth and silky. It kind of looked like it had “broken.” The sandwich had a lot of flavor with the egg, cheese, ham and sauce. But, it was lacking in presentation. Haven??ª?t those in the know decided that people eat with their eyes as well as their taste buds?
Would I return to Mimi??ª?s Caf???? The short answer is, yes. However, I might try something else. If you are looking for a lazy lunch in the late afternoon, stop by and relax.
Mimi??ª?s Caf??? is located at 874 West Antelope Drive in Layton.