REMOVED: Cafe Mimosa

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 7 reviews )



460 Lake Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand, 0622

This cafe switched to all-vegetarian in Jul 2015. Uses fair trade and organic when possible. The head chef is a vegan cooking specialist. Removed Nov 2017 - duplicate entry.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Organic, Western, Take-out, Catering, Deli

7 Reviews

First Review by Yolanda

Nice vege cafe - Edit

I'm hardly in Takapuna so this is my first time to Mimosa. As we were in a rush, I asked how long it would take for the waffles to be ready, and was told approx. 25 minutes. That's pretty long! So, I decided on a raw vegan coffee cheesecake which was already ready to be served. It was delicious, as all raw vegan cheesecakes usually are! The place was crowded for its size (it's a smallish cafe). I would visit again, when I have more time on my hands.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Crowded

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wonderful tofu bennedict - Edit

My first Time and it won't be my last. I'll be back.

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Amazing Vegan food and smoothie bowl - Edit

This place has AMAZING vegan dishes. My favourites include the Japanese Curry, the Acai Bowl and the Waffles with Coconut Icecream

Pros: Great food, Many vegan options, Beautifully presented

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yummy breakfast! - Edit

we had some chocolate waffles and bread with avocado etc. both the sweet and savory items were great! the atmosphere was also nice. we sat by the window while it was raining outside :)

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pleasant & popular - Edit

what is better than a walk on Takapuna beach on a sunny Sunday afternoon? Being able to have food to suit euro or Asian tastes for lunch afterwards as well! simple enough menu. beautiful coffee. really tasty presentation of mushrooms on sour dough. polite and nice service. but I struggle a bit to believe it passed a hygiene inspection with grot on the chains holding lights above the kitchen and toilet that needs clean tiles not dirty brick walls.

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lovely place, simple comfort food - Edit

I like the vibe at this place. I love that it is all vegetarian and very vegan friendly. I just wish they had a bigger menu with some less 'conservative' options. For vegan options from memory: avocado and tomato on toast, creamy mushrooms on toast, rice and veg bowl, japanese curry, salad. It would be nice to see some more unusual choices, ie. things I can't make for myself at home. How about some Japanese fusion food? Like an Agedashi tofu burger with wasabi mayo and spinach gomae! (there you go Mimosa, take my idea and run with it!) :)

Pros: nice atmosphere, friendly staff, all veg!

Cons: quite simple menu, expensive for the portion size

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Lovely food and atmosphere - Edit

I went to Mimosa for brunch on a Sunday morning. The place was busy but luckily they take reservations and so I had a table down the back of the restaurant where it is a bit quieter. Mimosa didn’t use to be a veg café but is now. They have heaps of vegan and gluten free options too. I tossed up between creamy mushrooms on sourdough or pancakes with banana and salted caramel sauce and ice cream. The pancakes won and were lovely. They came as a stack with layers of pancake, caramel and sliced banana topped with banana ice cream, and sprinkled with toasted pecans. At $18.50 they are not a cheap or huge meal, but the many elements of the dish and the flavours and contrasting textures made it worth it.
I also ordered a rhubarb tart and blueberry muffin to takeaway. I was very happy to see the muffin was banana free. It is really hard to buy a vegan muffin in New Zealand without banana as so many bakers use banana as an egg replacer either because they are new to vegan baking or can’t be bothered trying other ways to bind and make a light muffin. I like banana but am heartily sick of every muffin I buy really being a banana muffin when it was advertised as something else. So it was a relief to have a blueberry muffin that actually was a blueberry muffin. It is also a sign that Mimosa have put some thought into their vegan baking. The rhubarb tart was gluten free and also yummy. It was more like a cake with a rhubarb topping rather than a tart but I liked it a lot. It had the right amount of sweetness to offset the rhubarb without being overly sweet as many rhubarb dishes are.
Mimosa has Japanese influences reflected in the menu as well as Western dishes. I look forward to returning and trying them in the future.

Pros: lots of vegan options, great vegan baking, friendly staff

Cons: busy

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