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Cafe Mimosa...closed

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Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Mary Anne » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:48 am

No deets...anyone?
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Robin Garr » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:10 am

I got no deets, but I never did think it was a great fit for the Lentini's building.

Could this July 11 report have been a factor? :shock:
Cafe Mimosa, 1543 Bardstown Road
Grade: C/72
• Sushi records incomplete/insufficient.
• Meat, eggs, poultry, cooked tofu 46 F-72 F. (Corrected).
• Lack of sufficient sanitizing.
• Live roaches in dry storage. Rat droppings in sushi area (floor). Pesticide treatment report required.
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Alexis Rich » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:59 pm

I can speak to this going back several years. I’ve eaten at Mimosa 3 times, once in the old building and twice in the new. Had roaches in my food or on my table ALL 3 times. This spans over 20 years. Of course, I haven’t been back in over a decade. If I had roaches EVERY time I went, I can’t be the only one who had issues there.
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Andrew Mellman » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:48 pm

If I remember, around 35 years ago they were in the Mall/St. Matthews, and were the only place in town that had versions of Vietnamese and Thai food. We patronized them a lot, although the food was adequate at best.

Other places started to open, and Mimosa went on their own leaving the Mall. That's when we gave up, as they were pushing the eggroll factory concept, and the competition was better (food, service, cleanliness, et al).

Could be wrong, as this was a long time ago . . .
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Allen P » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:24 am

My mother would never eat there. Said it was dirrrrrrrty. Oh well mama knows best.
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Jerry C » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:27 am

Robin Garr wrote:I got no deets, but I never did think it was a great fit for the Lentini's building.

Could this July 11 report have been a factor? :shock:
Cafe Mimosa, 1543 Bardstown Road
Grade: C/72
• Sushi records incomplete/insufficient.
• Meat, eggs, poultry, cooked tofu 46 F-72 F. (Corrected).
• Lack of sufficient sanitizing.
• Live roaches in dry storage. Rat droppings in sushi area (floor). Pesticide treatment report required.


This kind of stuff scares me to death...think I will eat at home tonight!
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:03 am

Jerry C wrote:This kind of stuff scares me to death...think I will eat at home tonight!

I hear you, Jerry! One thought, though: This is what the C rating is for. Sometimes I wish they would have a different rating for people who get dinged on one critical violation - something like leaving windex on a dining table or a fast-food sandwich that a dishwasher brought into the kitchen - that can be immediately corrected, but they still have to suffer the same bad publicity as a really dirty place like this.
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Ron H » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:41 am

It hasn't been good (or clean) in years. At least with Spinelli's, you know it's going to be gross going in.
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by SilvioM » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:14 pm

After they closed, there was a note on the due about it being seized to financial issues -- possibly taxes, but I think it was rent. It explains why the place was (and still is) largely untouched inside, as if the owners were locked out on the spot.
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by SilvioM » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:15 pm

Walked past it today and they were working on the interior, totally ripping the walls out in some spots. Hopefully that will take care of the crawly things. I think it's a good spot, should do well with some quality fare. Also in the area:

Closed: Stout Burgers, Himalayan Restaurant (like Brownie's before it in the same spot, didn't last long)

Open: The Public House, an Against the Grain offshoot in the Cumberland Brewery spot. Food is a week or two away, but ATG beers (among the best in the city, IMO) are on tap.
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Deb Hall » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:10 am

Dragon King's Daughter is expanding and moving into the space: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/n ... 535786001/

Looking forward to this- we were never Casfe Mimosa fans. The food was never very good, so we drive to China 1 for take-out chinese.

This location is great, and unusual for the Highlands they have ample parking.
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Mike L » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:21 pm

Time for another Lentini's reboot! (kidding)
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Robin Garr » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:21 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't see how they can ever top the brief Italian-Vietnamese combo. :twisted:
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Mike L » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:08 pm

Does anyone remember that dessert they had at Lentini's, it was a 3 layers, white mousse, chocolate mousse, and chocolate cake. Best dessert ever!
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Re: Cafe Mimosa...closed

by Robin Garr » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:39 pm

Now that you mention it, what a memory for Thanksgiving! :)

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