Guest Post on A Cup of Jo: Leek & Goat Cheese Omelet

Leek & Goat Cheese Omelet

I consumed more breakfast burritos and fish tacos in my first month in California than in the remaining three years combined that I would live there. It just seemed impossible not to wake up every morning, pick up breakfast to-go and find a spot on the beach to enjoy it. Once I accepted that these little shacks weren’t going anywhere, I started exploring other spots in town and came to love one bistro in particular, Cafe Mimosa, which served the most delicious leek and goat cheese omelet.

Now that I am 3,000 miles away from this sunny spot, every so often I have to get my fix at home — sweet leeks and tangy goat cheese continues to be one of my favorite omelet combinations. I am so excited to share a recipe for this omelet over on A Cup of Jo as part of a really fun recipe series.


  1. Katie says

    Ali!! Congrats. Was so excited to see your post on Cup of Jo this morning. And that omelet looks divine…I love goat cheese in anything :)

  2. Shelby says

    OMG, I’ve had this omelete!! It was divine. My husband and I lived in San Clemente for a little bit as well and visited Cafe Mimosa every Sunday after going to the farmers’ market. Loved that croissant French toast!! Fun memories.

    • says

      Shelby — fun! I may have waited on you :) When were you and your husband there? And yes, that French toast was ridiculously good. I don’t know if it’s on the menu anymore — I haven’t checked in on them recently — but I know they’ve had a couple of chefs since Tim left.

  3. Shelby says

    We lived in San Clemente for most of 2010 and then moved down to SD. We still make it back every so often, but it’s kind of a hike, and we have lots of great breakfast spots down here. Did you ever get to The Cottage in La Jolla?

  4. Donna Thede says

    I’ve been subscribed to your blog for quite a long time, at least two years or more, and never ceased to be fascinated by all that you do. What a lovely place to visit! I’ll come back and give you feedback on this omelet tomorrow… well maybe Monday since tomorrow I’ll be busy with church and friends. I’ve loved every recipe of yours that I’ve tried, so I know this will be no exception.

    • says

      Thank you, Donna! You are too much. I have been meaning to add a video to this post, which might offer a little more guidance. You’re inspiring me to make an omelet tomorrow morning, too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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