Mimi’s Donuts & Ice Cream, conveniently located just minutes from the CSUSB campus, is the place to go for all your sweet tooth cravings.
Located at 4000 N. University Pkwy unit 4012, Mimi’s is open 24/7.
Mimi’s, named after the owner’s wife, is a perfect place for the doughnut lover in all of us. It’s a great place for a study break, late night sweets run as well as family ice cream trips or dates.
Mimi’s is small, but there are a lot of seats in the restaurant as well as some seats outside, for those beautiful days.
The restaurant is well-lit. They had some Halloween decor, as well as some coffee and friendship quotes above the mouthwatering display of doughnuts.
The restaurant is very clean and the staff is friendly; they make you feel welcome as soon as you walk into the shop.
“Accuracy, efficiency, courtesy, and show are what I strive for my restaurant to be,” said owner Rudy Kheir.
They offer fresh baked donuts, scoops of Thrifty ice cream, hot and iced coffee, a variety of croissants, cream cheese bagels, as well as a doughnut ice cream sandwich.
Yes, you heard that right.
They cut your choice of doughnut horizontally, place one or two scoops of the ice cream of your choice on the bottom portion of the doughnut, then place the doughnut top on the ice cream—this is a doughnut sandwich.
At Mimi’s, they have the traditional doughnut flavors like glazed, chocolate with sprinkles, maple bars, chocolate bars, twists, chocolate twists, doughnut holes, powdered, strawberry glazed, cinnamon rolls, among others.
They also have donuts with the classic glaze, topped off with Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Fruit Loops, and Fruit Pebbles, which provides a different spin on the standard glazed doughnut.
Now, here comes the important thing to us poor, struggling college students: are prices student friendly? I will answer that gladly, yes, the price is right for the delicious food.
Mimi’s Doughnut Sandwich is $3.59, and the Two Scoop Sandwich is $4.59. One scoop of ice cream is $1.69, two scoops is $2.59, and three scoops is $3.59.
While now they are offering donuts and ice cream, in the future Kheir plans to expand their menus. “I want to add Kolaches, which are sausages inside of a pastry, as well as ice cream smoothies,” said Kheir.
At the moment, Mimi’s doesn’t have WiFi, but that’s coming soon.
“We will have a 10 percent discount for CSUSB students, but things need to work out with the cable company first,” said Kheir.
Mimi’s Donuts & Ice Cream is definitely the place to satisfy your craving for a sugary snack.