Their breakfast sandwiches, which are served on either Cuban pan de agua or eggy medianoche bread, are generous enough to fill up even the hungriest of macho men.

Mimas Frita Cubana

While I haven’t sampled one yet I saw the Cuban sandwiches coming out and they looked excellent. What I did have on a third visit was the Frita Cubana which I ordered with cheese, runny egg and yuca fries. This may be the best “burger” in Coral Springs, although it is pork and chorizo based.

You absolutely must try this. Especially if you don’t know what you want and are crazy hungry. Perhaps even hung over. Be advised that if you do order this it is structurally unstable and cannot support its own weight — once you take the toothpick out you’re on your own.

Get extra napkins. Possibly share the thing. Cut it in half. You’ve been warned, it’s a monster.

For dessert, I had the flan which is ultra creamy and rich. At least as good as my wife’s. Not quite a tocinillo del cielo like Versailles in Miami has but still excellent. I scarfed it all. You will as well.

Espresso coffee is pulled on a Rancilio Epoca from Italy. It makes a solid cortadito and café con leche, using beans sourced from a local roaster in Pompano Beach, not the usual Bustelo or Pilon (which isn’t even made in Miami anymore, it now comes from New Orleans). If you don’t want sugar in it say so ahead of time, because the default setting for Cubans is crazy sweet.

What else could you possibly want from a Cuban place? Ok, they don’t have a liquor license — they are applying for beer and wine — so no mojitos. But other than that a very good place to get the Cuban dishes you crave.

MIMA’s 1868 CUBAN CAFE

Located at 3175, 6261 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs, FL 33067. 954-227-2525

Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday 8 a.m.– 9 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.