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The Mad Hatter's Bake Shop

1802 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705-4840
+1 919-286-1987
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“cake” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1802 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705-4840
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to be my favorite place. A recent remodel took away the microwave so now I think of the Mad Hatter as a place to get cold coffee. I like to have a sip of coffee while I am waiting for my food, then eat....More

Thank Cecil30
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We took our 3 kids (2-8) for breakfast and the people were very accommodating. We ordered the silver dollar pancakes which arrived immediately to keep the kids busy. The egg biscuit was really good and the biscuit delicious. Someone had a croissant sandwich and they...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

OMG! A must try for breakfast and lunch. Fresh brewed coffee, danish, cakes, scones, breads, and cook to order breakfast options. WiFi, Everyone was on their computers just banging away. We had the chocolate chip filled croissant and blueberry scone. Excellent!

Thank 8gregoryt
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Our kids took us here during our Holiday visit. The food and staff were awesome. Particularly noteworthy is the menu-simple, yet covers a lot of cultures. Can’t wait to go back.

Thank Peri A
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Loved them but we go once a year for our anniversary. The first year they made our wedding cake which was fantastic. Last year it was overpriced and terrible for two slices of cake and this year they missed the mark again. Not going back.

Thank BSV1823
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We stopped in here for breakfast one morning. They had a nice spread of pastries, cakes, cookies, etc., but they also serve breakfast options. At our table we had the oatmeal, Eggs Florentine, Eggs Benedict and Rancheros. We also shared a cherry danish and it...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

So, I have reviewed this restaurant before to a highly positive outcome. This will not be the case today. As we walk to the pastry counter to place an order there is no one there. We wait, and wait, all the while watching orders being...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My husband and I found this gem when we were going to Duke Hospital for Dr. appts. We found it on our Garmin and took a chance at it. We love it! It is a bake shop but also a restaurant. They serve breakfast food...More

Thank bonniewest2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is a popular spot with college students and hospital staff. There are several outdoor tables. Good Food and a great bakery. They have a killer Black and White cake that'll melt in you mouth. Good coffee as well.

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Enjoyed a Sunday brunch/lunch on a first-time visit with friends while visiting the Duke U. East Campus. The atmosphere is bright and sunny, and friendly. You order up front and food is delivered to your table. My crab cake sandwich was delicious. My teen's chicken...More

Thank Lisa D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1802 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705-4840
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-1987
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