While our car was in for it’s MOT we decided to take a wander down to The Shore. We spotted Mimi’s Bakehouse which we’d never seen before (even though it’s apparently been there for two years) and decided to pop in for a spot of breakfast.
Don’t you just love it when somewhere exceeds your expectations? Yes, it’s a little more expensive than some other places but as my sister in law and I agreed, if it’s good you don’t mind paying a bit extra.
Alex and I both ordered the french toast, bacon and maple syrup with a large coffee to wash it down. We’ve both had this dish many times in Boston, Orlando and New York. We don’t expect for a wee place in Leith to beat the American’s at their own cuisine, but I can confirm it was the best version of the dish I’ve ever had.
Thick wedges of very fresh bread and free range eggs ensured the french toast was soft and tasty. The bacon was locally sourced, full of flavour, and crucially not too salty. It was delicious.
Mimi’s has just taken over next door as on weekend’s it’s apparently stowed and I’m really not surprised.
Alex stared longingly at the cakes and I didn’t have the heart to drag him out without a slice of the apple and cinammon cake. As you can see there’s a lovely selection of cakes from red velvet cupcakes (which I had) to rocky road, chocolate fudge cake and Alex’s apple and cinammon cake which he later said was the best cake he’s ever eaten.
Mimi’s is a real treat and I’ve already arranged a girly brunch and cake fest there next month. I highly recommend you get yourself down there pronto, you won’t be disappointed.
Two breakfasts, two coffees, and three massive cakes came to £30 with a tip.
You can find Mimi’s on Facebook.