Café Mimosa returns

By Kevin Gibson
LEO’s Eats with LouisvilleHotBytes

The familiar logo on the former Lentini’s reads “Café Mimosa,” but the sandwich board out front says it all: “We open now!”

A fire destroyed Café Mimosa’s former location — along with its partner Egg Roll Machine — in January. Owner Phat Le vowed to reopen; the former Lentini’s made sense since, well, he already owned it.

The new Mimosa, replacing recent tenant Jarfi’s, seems more upscale than the old, but food and prices are much the same.

Vietnamese dinner, Chinese carryout and sushi menus have all been expanded. Many vegetarian items are available, along with clay-pot entrees and more. Lunch specials and plenty of Chinese choices will keep carryout business hopping.

I’ve been in twice, and business seems brisk. A Salmon Lover Roll ($9.95) from the sushi menu featured spicy salmon and avocado inside with layers of raw salmon on top. A steaming bowl of egg drop soup had a few green onions sprinkled on top. Ah, Highlands comfort food at its best. Welcome back, Café Mimosa. —Kevin Gibson