If you are like us, you love breakfast for any meal of the day. Growing up it was always a huge treat to have breakfast for dinner. Finding previously undiscovered breakfast restaurants feels like stumbling on treasure for us, so we were really excited to see that there is a restaurant just outside the borders of Coweta County that serves up breakfast all day.
Mimi’s Good Food is in an unexpected corner of Peachtree City right off of Highway 74. The name is not false boasting or an exaggeration. It’s just a statement of fact. Walking into Mimi’s Good Food, you are engulfed in a wave of warmth and the smell of good food. The large windows that make up the front wall of Mimi’s flood the tables with bright, natural light.
As we entered, we were greeted multiple times by the friendly staff and invited to have a seat at whichever of the cafe tables suited our fancy.
We loved the adorable coffee cup print tablecloths that cover each table.
Our attention was immediately arrested by the cute painted wood signs that cover the walls with hand lettered script containing funny sayings, sage words of wisdom and general good advice. This old style diner is immaculately clean inside with fresh mint colored walls. The snowflakes on the ceiling reflected the icy weather beyond the doors of Mimi’s.
The cooks stand behind a bar where they prepare your food in an open style kitchen. We loved the shelf above the fry station with a giant collection of antique coke bottles. A bookcase by the door has a range of books of various genres for customers to read while they eat. You are free to take any of the books home or leave a book that you are finished with. As avid readers, this was one of the special touches of Mimi’s that we really liked.
There is something about this diner that embodies the intimate charm of a southern home. From the minute you step in, you feel as if you just stopped by your grandmother’s house to have a home cooked breakfast. The diners were an eclectic mix ranging from families to businessmen. Many of them seemed to be regulars. They greeted other diners and were enthusiastically welcomed by the staff.
We began our meal with fresh orange juice and coffee.
The coffee was really delicious. Rebekah is somewhat of a coffee snob and this blend got her firm stamp of approval.
We came hungry and were ready to eat half the menu. It all looked delicious, but we settled on a veggie omelette, a waffle and Mimi’s big breakfast, a large breakfast platter that contains all our favorite breakfast foods.
The grilled veggie omelette was unbelievable. The fluffy, buttery eggs were filled with flavorful grilled onions, pepper and tomatoes and melted American cheese.
Mimi’s big breakfast came with toast, hash browns, bacon and scrambled eggs. We also ordered a side of grits just to have a good representation of all breakfasty foods. The hash browns were made the classic way with lots of salt and pepper for seasoning. They were hearty and delicious and went perfectly with the smooth, creamy grits. The bacon was rich and smoky with a sweet honey like flavor. Mimi’s has a way with eggs because the scrambled eggs were some of the best we have tasted. They were fluffy and buttery with a flavor that we couldn’t identify but it made them uniquely delicious.
We were a little shocked when the strawberry waffle arrived at our table. The waffle took up the entire plate and was loaded with whipped creams and strawberries. The waffle was more of a dessert than a breakfast item. It had a heavy vanilla flavor. The whipped cream was not too sweet, but tasted more tart and tangy. The fresh strawberries were smothered in a light, sweet syrup that complemented the vanilla flavors of the waffle and the tartness of the cream.
As we devoured our sweet, buttery dishes, a group of Crossfit runners from the adjacent gym ran by at a brisk pace. We didn’t even feel a twinge of guilt. We were in a happy place. We cannot recommend this local restaurant enough. Not only do they have delicious food, but they are staunch supporters of charitable causes. It’s only a short drive from Coweta and open every day from eight to three. The hours are extended for dinners from six to eight the first and third week of every month.
We can’t wait to go back and try more Mimi’s menu items!