It's been nearly a long five years since I've had a chance to enjoy a delicious breakast at the Roseville location of The Mimosa House, located in the Nugget Plaza shopping center, on Pleasant Grove Blvd. Time slips away, but today was the day to re-visit this fine restaurant!
As with all restaurant reviews I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: It's a little past 8 o'clock in the morning, an hour past the opening time, on a rainy Thursday morning, April 14, 2022, and after a five-year hiatus, I've arrived at the Roseville location of The Mimosa House to enjoy an amazing breakfast.
The Mimosa House is a small chain of six restaurants, all located in the greater Sacramento, CA area, with locations in east Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, El Dorado Hills, Gold River, Folsom, and at my Roseville location.
Photo: The restaurant features a large, comfortable patio outside, on the terrace , outside of the main dining room, and is heated for your outdoor comfort during some of the chilly weather that Placer County is known for. For your mimosa and beer enjoyment, there is a small fence, as per state law. The patio isn't covered, and although I prefer outside dining, the patio wasn't on option on this rainy Thursday morning.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll notice the full-service bar to the right, along with the many booths, and fine seating the restaurant offers. Since I'd arrive not long after the restaurant opened on this Thursday morning, the restaurant was sparsely seated, and the staff was concentrating on maintenance and preparing for the busy day ahead. By 10 o'clock every morning, this fine restaurant is packed with hungry diners, as it's a favorite of the Roseville locals.
Photo: The centerpiece of the dining room, as you enter the restaurant, is the large, and fully equipped bar. There are several television monitors tuned to sports to add to the informal elegance of this fine restaurant.
The bar has several beers on tap, and can mix anything that your heart - or your taste - desires, but the specialty is mimosas, "bubbly" drinks and bloody marys. The wide array of mimosas the restaurant offers will open your eyes, if you're a lover of mimosas.
Note that the clock on the wall is tuned to 5 o'clock and it never varies, as it's always "5-o'clock" at The Mimosa House.
Photo: After you pass the bar, there is a large dining room, that offers comfortable, informal dining, with a "sports bar like" atmosphere. Champagne is a staple at The Mimosa Place, as it's featured on the large menus, on the wall, which serve as an attractive menu, and as a wall decoration. Bottles of champagne adorn the dining room, to add to the decoration and the ambiance. May I say "fine dining?"
The dining room is empty at this early hour of a weekday morning, but if I had arrived a couple hours later, things would have been very different, as the restaurant, and dining room, is a very busy place every day of the week.
Should you care to enjoy your meal, your mimosa or your champagne outside, the large dining room opens to the spacious patio, where you'll enjoy your meal with class, as you enjoy the pleasant, upscale surroundings of the Nugget Plaza.
As much as I enjoy patio dining, it wasn't an option on this rainy morning in mid April.
Photo: Each table features a bundle of condiments, like the "must-have" salt, pepper, ketchup and Tabasco hot sauce, but there is more depth to the offered hot sauce, as a bottle of Chulula hot sauce is in the cluster. You can see it, thanks to the trademark wood bottle top. As tempting as these condiments were, my breakfast didn't require any enhancements, as it was simply delicious, as ordered.
Photo: I was seated at a side table, at the front of the restaurant, which as great, as today I was a single diner. I was able to watch my friendly hostess, Kiley, start bloody marys, and get ready for the busy day this restaurant always enjoys. Early morning is the time to dine should you seek a bit of solitude, and an opportunity to take photos, without annoying the staff or fellow diners, at a busy restaurant.
Photo: A plate of fried bacon strips, along with a bucket of green olives were on the bar, ready for the first bloody mary drinks of the day. I definitely lamented that I was driving, as a bloody mary sounded like it would be an amazing "jump start" to my Thursday morning.
Photo: The "South of the Border" section is on the third page of the Five-pages of the Breakfast Menu. I went with "Mom's Morning Tacos," as it was just before 08:00 in the morning, and tacos sounded like a wonderful breakfast. Click on the image of the menu or the hyperlink to check out the full breakfast menu of The Mimosa House, located in Roseville, CA.
There is a separate menu that features a couple pages of mimosas and other "bubbly" drinks, squarely aimed at the breakfast and lunch crowd. I was tempted, but I resisted temptation, as I was driving, and I didn't want to do something that I might seriously regret. This fine restaurant is within walking distance of my place, so next time I visit, I plan to indulge from the separate mimosa menu.
Photo: Meet Kiley, my amazingly friendly hostess who delivered my breakfast of "Mom's Morning Tacos" to me with a smile. Kiley provided attentive and enthusiastic service with a smile, and treated me like family.
Photo: I'm all smiles, as my friendly hostess, Kiley, takes my photo, as I prepare to enjoy my delicious breakfast of "Mom's Morning Tacos." If you look out the window, you can see a part of the patio, located in front of the restaurant. Since the restaurant is located in a shopping plaza, there are no busy streets, or vehicle traffic to hinder enjoyable patio dining.
Photo: From the "South of the Border" section of the five-page breakfast menu, I went with "Mom's Morning Tacos," as tacos seemed like the perfect breakfast on this rainy Thursday morning. The menu describes these fabulous breakfast tacos as, "Three scrambled eggs, carnitas, mixed cheese, avocado, and pico de gallo. Served with a side of house frijoles."
I simply adore anything "Mexican," especially for breakfast, so "Mom's Morning Tacos" grabbed my attention, despite the fact that EVERYTHING listed on the breakfast menu looked delicious!
When my breakfast was delivered to me, I was a little left in wonderment about the tacos, as each taco was built on one small corn tortilla, as opposed to the "de facto Mexican standard" of two tortillas, which will ensure the taco will hold together as you enjoy the goodness. Not worries today, as each corn tortilla was thick, flavorful, slightly toasted, and held everything together well, as I took each delightful bite. One tortilla for each tortilla did the "job" well...
Each taco was stuffed with juicy, tender carnitas - grilled, shredded pork - along with scrambled eggs, diced red onion, and topped with sliced avocado, along with a helping of pico de gallo. In case you're not familiar with pico de gallo, it's fresh, in-house made salsa, always served chilled and it's always the last thing added to any entree, including breakfast tacos. Think of pico de gallo as the "icing on the cake" when it comes to any dish, including "Mom's Morning Tacos," as served at The Mimosa House.
A bowl of "house frijoles" was centered on my plate, which made for an amazing side dish to my breakfast. The beans were cooked, seasoned pinto beans, stewed in natural juice, and topped with shredded cheese. The beans were delicious - I wish the side of beans would have been larger - and the juice was on the "runny" side, so I used the bowl as a cup to enjoy all of the delicious juice after I'd finished the beans.
Such an enjoyable breakfast, as "Mom's Morning Tacos," along with the side of beans, made for a delicious breakfast, with a definite "south of the border" flair! The Mexican-influence breakfast was perfectly cooked, skillfully prepared, loaded with flavor, and very filling.
Photo: "Mom's Morning Tacos" are based on a corn tortilla, and loaded with carnitas, scrambled eggs, diced red onion, pico de gallo and topped with sliced avocado. What a tasty way to start your day! Each taco was simply amazing, and with three of them, along with a side of "house frijoles" made for a satisfying and delicious breakfast.
My breakfast was delicious, the service I enjoyed by my hostess, Kiley was fast and friendly, and the dining was enjoyable, in the comfortable room. Breakfast at The Mimosa House is a great way to start your day, as after enjoying a delicious breakfast, the rest of your day will fall into place, the right way!
Look to The Mimosa House, located in Roseville, CA for a fine breakfast! As a "foodie," I highly recommend this fine restaurant.
Back on Friday morning, December 08, 2017 my wife and I enjoyed breakfast at this fine article. The article I wrote and published follows...
The Mimosa House is located at the corner of Pleasant Grove and Fairway, in an upscale shopping center, and has been serving mimosas and delicious breakfasts since the restaurant opened, back in 2012. We first visited the restaurant back in 2012 with the now-defunct Sacramento Breakfast Club Early Toast Breakfast, and we've been wanting to visit ever since, but the timing just didn't work out. However, late Friday morning, December 08, 2017, the timing worked, and we paid a long-overdue visit to The Mimosa House.
Photo: The Mimosa House enjoys a great, courtyard location next to Nugget Market, in upscale Nugget Shopping Center, located in suburban Roseville. Patio dining is offered, and I was truly tempted, but outside dining wasn't an option on this chilly Friday morning in early December.
The Roseville location of The Mimosa House is the latest link in a chain of four restaurants, all owned by the same party, and all located in the greater Sacramento area.
Photo: At today's writing, the restaurant is undergoing a redecoration project, so the inside wasn't as nice as we remembered it from our previous visit, back in April, 2012. The dining room is long and narrow and leads to the main dining room, at the rear of the restaurant. The mimosa bar and counter are not shown, but are to the right of the photo. This is the view of the restaurant as you enter the front entrance; there is a side entrance to the patio. I truly believe had I been dining alone today, I would have sat outside, and braved the chilly December morning.
As you enter the restaurant, you're greeted by a friendly greeter, who greets and seats you. Today, the restaurant was very busy, so she took our name and told us there would be about a 15-minute wait for a table. No worries, as that gave me a great opportunity to snap photos, but my wife didn't appreciate the "down time."
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, the mimosa bar is to your immediate right. We walked into a very busy restaurant, just after 10 in the morning on Friday, December 08, 2017, and the friendly greeter-gal took our name and let us know there would be about a 15-minute wait. So we stood around and waited, like the other folks are doing in this photo. The greeter/seater gal really had her time-check in order, as we were seated within 15 minutes, just as promised. We appreciate great service and information!
The restaurant is undergoing redecoration, and we noticed television monitors above the bar are missing, other things seem out of place, and there are boxes of "stuff" placed at strategic locations. There are power saws, saw horses and other tools on the patio. Since The Mimosa House is open for breakfast and lunch only, and closes at 3 in the afternoon, I assume all of the interior work takes place after closing time. Consider that every table was taken during today's visit, and customers were standing near the bar, construction crews wouldn't have exactly added to the atmosphere.
Photo: The main dining room, in the back of the restaurant. We were seated just outside the main dining room, on a long and narrow corridor, at a cozy table for two.
Photo: Since the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch only, the breakfast menu is extensive - five pages - and features everything a breakfast lover could hope for. There are healthy and/or diet options as well, as you can forget the potatoes and instead choose cottage cheese, sliced tomatoes or fruit. It seemed appropriate to photo this section of the menu, as Sharlene and I both made our breakfast choices from this page.
Photo: Our friendly server, Rebecca, brings our breakfast to our table with a smile. Like the other staff members in the restaurant, she is very friendly, and she took great care of us.
Photo: Sharlene ordered from the "House Scrambles" section of the breakfast menu, and her choice was "Chicken Apple Sausage" - her de facto standard - which featured sausage, scrambled eggs and toast. She chose house potatoes rather than hash browns, or the other options rather than potatoes. She loved her breakfast, and took some of it home in a box.
Photo: I went with the "Hot Link" from the "Basic Combinations" section of the menu, but I must confess that I nearly chose linguica. The hot link was deliciously HOT, not mild like most "hot" links are, but hot is what I wanted to warm me up on a chilly Friday morning. Today I chose hash browns, along with my de facto standard, eggs over easy. Buttered sourdough toast rounded out my wonderful breakfast.
Photo: Sharlene and I are ready to enjoy a wonderful breakfast at The Mimosa House in Roseville. Thanks, Rebecca, for snapping our photo, on my request.
We didn't get to experience the full-service bar or enjoy one of the mimosas the restaurant is noted for... but the bar certainly looked inviting, but since I was driving, and Sharlene had things later to do, so enjoying a mimosa would have been out of the question. As far as breakfast is concerned, The Mimosa House is a welcome addition to the Nugget Shopping Center, and is highly recommended for a Roseville breakfast destination.
The Mimosa House
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