Original Cafe Midi

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Arne Dresslar
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Original Cafe Midi

Postby Arne Dresslar » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:00 pm

I used to hang out at the Cafe Midi when it was at East Fern and North Maroa Avenues. It was a great place to hang out and pretend to be "with it" and try to score with college chicks (I was a junior at Bullard High). Good luck with that plan! It later moved to Shaw and Maroa and, while not the same was still a fun place to hang.


Re: Original Cafe Midi

Postby Elizabird » Fri May 20, 2016 8:38 am

We moved to Fresno in 1967 and used to hang out at the old Midi, where Mort (the original owner) made us hippies feel welcome. He also made the best hamburgers in the world, using French bread rolls and managing medium rare if asked. We went to poetry readings and good music stuff there too. It was a haven for Original Thought and served as a haven for Exiles and Creative Orphan types. Mort served as guru, chef, backer of poets and made Fresno a little swifter and sweeter for us.

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Re: Original Cafe Midi

Postby Klassik57 » Mon May 30, 2016 12:05 am

I remember going there for their Chef Salads! The college kids would be playing chess or studying, etc. It was the Place to Be for the College Crowd!

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