Mimosa Cafe Opens in Boynton

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I’ve always been a big fan of the Dune Deck Cafe, a fun ‘n’ funky slice of the Keys overlooking the ocean in Lantana. And now the Dune Deck folks have a sister eatery—Mimosa Cafe (10833 Jog Rd., 561/742-8005) in West Boynton Beach.

The cute little breakfast and lunch spot is surprisingly as stylish as its sibling is beach bum raffish, though it obviously lacks the Dune Deck’s panoramic water and beach views. But with Mimosa’s neo-industrial exposed brick walls, two-tone tile floor, cheery outdoor patio and earth-toned dining room with vivid orange and neon-green accents, it’s a nice change of pace.

Like DD, Mimosa isn’t trying to reinvent the culinary wheel, just dish up well-prepared, familiar dishes that appeal to a wide range of palates. Think omelets and pancakes, crepes and waffles and Benedicts of varying description for breakfast, salads and sammies, burgers and gyros and a handful of entrees for lunch.

If it doesn’t have quite the charm of its oceanfront sib, well, parking is a helluva lot easier. . .