Mimi’s Cafe Offers a Few Light Bites for Dairy-Free Diners

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Mimi’s Cafe is a bistro-style restaurant chain that serves classic American comfort food. They offer brunch all day, lunch, and dinner, and even have their own bakery. Unfortunately, the dairy-free brunch items and dinner entrees are sparse at Mimi’s Cafe. But we’ve found a good selection of sandwiches, salads, and few other items for dairy-free diners.

Dairy-Free Menu Guide to Mimi's Cafe

Dairy-Free Menu Guide to Mimi’s Cafe

Mimi’s Allergen Menu is a little tricky to navigate, due to their erroneous uses of yes and no. But we managed to sleuth our way through and uncover just enough dairy-free menu items.

Bakery

  • Rye Toast
  • Sourdough Toast
  • Wheat Toast
  • White Toast

Note: Mimi’s English muffins (and all other muffins) contain dairy.

Egg Dishes

  • Two Eggs, Any Style, with Roasted Potatoes (can add Bacon)

Salads

  • Citrus Salmon Salad
  • Mandarin Chicken Salad (can sub Grilled Salmon or Grilled Shrimp for Chicken)

Dairy-Free Dressing Options: Thousand Island , Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Dijon Vinaigrette (or Honey Mustard Dressing), Red Wine Shallot Vinaigrette, Sesame Oriental Dressing, Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette

Note: Mimi’s Café lists their House Salad as containing dairy, but their Kids’ House Salad as being dairy free. Most of their salads can be custom ordered dairy-free by omitting the cheese and choosing a dairy-free dressing.

Sandwiches

  • Roasted Turkey Club
  • Ham Baguette (no cheese – the new Parisian version has cheese)
  • Tuna Baguette*
  • Turkey Royale Baguette*
  • Turkey Royale Sandwich*

Notes: All of the above can be ordered with French Fries. You can order a beef burger on sourdough, but their menu burgers all contain dairy. Their veggie patty also contains dairy.

*Their menu has been updated since their allergen chart was last updated. These items are not on their current menu, but you might be able to custom order them.

Entrees

  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon (choose from sides below)

Sides

  • Coleslaw
  • French Fries
  • Long Grain Rice
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Kids’ Side Salad

Kids

  • Kids Grilled Chicken (see above for side selections)
  • Kids Noodles with Marinara (see above for side selections)

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

Dairy-Free Menu Guide to Mimi's Cafe

Where to Find

Mimi’s Cafe has over 70 locations in 16 U.S. states. See the website below for addresses, hours, contact information, and more.

Website: www.mimiscafe.com

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

5 Comments

  1. I recently discovered that I have a soy intollerance. I dined at Mimi’s last night and asked if their muffins were soy free. The waiter didn’t know so he told me he would check. He came back and said that all the muffins contained soy except for the carrot muffin. I took the muffin home with me and ate it for breakfast. It was delicious but I believe it did contain a form of soy as I was very uncomfortable after eating it. I checked on line for ingredients but there was none listed.
    Disappointed

  2. Went here for Mother’s Day with my family and there were not many options and the waitress seemed clueless on Dairy free. I’m also egg free which is more limiting. I ordered potatoes in olive oil and they were good.

  3. They recently got a new menu and they no longer have an allergen menu. Great. Disappointing. Can I just get a kids spaghetti instead? Grrt…

  4. I eat at Mimi’s frequently. Their allergen menu available in the restaurant is extensive, covering the Top 8 Allergens and also including artificial dyes. I usually get an omelet without cheese, skillet potatoes, and a side of dry wheat toast, all of which is DF.

  5. Mimi’s does have an allergen menu in the restaurant. I called to order today and they helped me over the phone with non-dairy options.