Meet me at Mimi’s, Chino-style

Mimi’s Cafe is continuing its recent tradition of refreshing its existing locations and handing out scads of gift cards after having done so.


Get ready, because on Thursday (July 16), Mimi’s is re-opens its Chino restaurant.

As with previous “Meet Me at Mimi’s” events in San Bernardino, Fontana, Upland and Corona, they’ll be bestowing $3,000 in Mimi’s gift cards to the first 75 adults in line.

In those giveaways, Mimi’s has given $100 gift certificates to the first 10 people (18+) in
line, $50 the next 15, and $25 to the next 50, for a total of $3,000.

I highly doubt Thursday’s offering will be any different.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting with the fine folks from the Chino Chamber of Commerce, but you’ll want to get in line way before that. Trust me.

The newly “reimaged” (their term) Chino Mimi’s Cafe will have a new look and a full bar.

I highly recommend the Margaritas, but not at 9 a.m.

The Chino Mimi’s Cafe is at 3890 Grand Ave. Restaurant hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. the rest of the week.

  • Scott

    Thank you for the information on the Mimi’s grand re-opening. I was able to wake up early and get there in time for a nice gift card of $100.

    Now looking forward to a Rancho Cucamonga grand re-opening! Please keep us informed.

    Love the blog!


  • John Plessel

    Scott: Congratulations on being one of the first ten people in line! You got there ahead of me, but I still ended up with a gift card, and I won a free oil change from KOLA. Thanks, guys!

    They had a really great turnout this morning. Better than what I remember at either the Upland re-opening or Fontana opening.

    Mimi’s has been letting us know about the openings/re-openings a couple of days in advance, so stay tuned to Dine 909 for more info. Don’t forget you can also follow us on Twitter @

    Thanks for reading!