About Mimi’s Cafe

Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood cafe offering French Inspired American comfort food. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France. Since then, the team has launched new dishes reflecting the culinary traditions of fresh ingredients, bistro classics, and American comfort food. There are currently 97 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 18 states in the U.S.




Corn Chowder

Mimi's Cafe Copycat Recipe

Serves 8-10

4 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons onions, chopped
3/4 cup celery, large dice
2 1/2 cups hot water
2 cups potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 quart half and half cream
3 cups frozen corn, thawed
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 pinch white pepper
3 tablespoons flour

On medium heat, melt butter.Simmer onion and celery for 5 minutes until soft but not brown. Add water, potatoes, corn and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are barely tender. Whisk the flour into 1 cup of half & half and stir into soup. Add remaining 3 cups half & half. Simmer for about 15 minutes until soup thickens to creamy consistency. To make soup thicker, simmer another 5-10 minutes.

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