Over recent years, Mimi’s Bakehouse has built a reputation as one of the city’s finest cake purveyors. Three sites – the Shore, Canongate and Corstorphine – as well as a market cake cabin appearing at Festival and Christmas time ensure you’re never too far from your next treat.
Of course, I’m not a huge cake sniffer but I did pay a visit to the Leith branch way back when and I enjoyed it.
Today I found myself on what might potentially become a new stomping ground for me, in due time – the west of town suburb of Corstorphine.
I popped in to see what was what in their branch on St John’s Road, just near Drumbrae.
The place was jumping with customers young and old. The set-up is a fairly standard cafe. I was quickly shown to a table near the rear.
Their menu offers breakfast, light and substantial lunches, as well as their famed cakes and afternoon tea options. I settled upon giving their macaroni cheese a go. I added slow cooked smoky pork for good measure.
It arrived looking a little odd with two cherry tomatoes in the midst of the cheesiness. I couldn’t work out if they were supposed to be fun googly eyes or not.
Anyhoo, the dish once cooled from hottest lava proved deeply satisfying eating. The cheese had good tang and goo factor while the pulled added a light smokiness and good substance. I liked it a lot.
So overall, although I’m not exactly the target market for Mimi’s I did very much enjoy my stop there. It served me a very hearty dish that hit the spot. I’d recommend it to you next time you’re in these parts.
Blythe scores Mimi’s
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: macaroni and pulled pork
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: pinstriped romper suit
Total bill: £13
Address: 277 St John’s Road, Edinburgh EH12 7XD