Have you ever been to Mimi’s Café? Mimi’s has location in 24
states and is, in my opinion, a fantastic place for breakfast. I mean, their
lunch and dinner options look divine as well, but I love going to Mimi’s for
breakfast. So does my dad, and in fact, we celebrated his birthday there this
I have two favorite things about Mimi’s. One, they bring kids a little sampler platter of orange slices, cereal bits, and other snacky items, along with a kid’s colorable menu and crayons, to keep them occupied (my daughter did not get this treatment recently, so I’ll have to bug them about that next time). But two, and this is by far my favoritest favorite, is their muffins. They make several different kinds, but the one that makes me weak at the knees is the honey bran. I know, a bran muffin? Do not be fooled by the name. This muffin is made with so much honey, they serve it to you upside down so it can seep down all over. It is delicious. I almost always pick up some extra to take home for later.
Now, of course, they don’t give out the recipe for my beloved honey bran muffin, but they do provide the method for another fantastic offering, the buttermilk spice muffin. I can’t wait to give this a try at home. But then again, I might just make a run over to Mimi’s and get some. Either way, I win.
(Photos from: mimiscafe.com)