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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“cake” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1802 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705-4840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This place is nice because you can easily eat either outside or indoors. The chicken salad sandwich was good but the kale salad knocked my socks off.

Thank windsorsmom
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Mad Hatter's is a terrific restaurant for weekend breakfast or brunch. We've tried many of their breakfast menu items and found them all to be delicious and a good value. Weekends are busy. You order at a counter and then jockey to find an open...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

There was a guy standing behind the cake display he did not acknowledge me. He looked at me and walked away . unsure whether to be seated or wait to be seated. i asked a guy i thought worked there he told me to order...More

Thank jackiebisback
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Solid baked treats, exceptional service. The treats are beautifully prepared, and the cupcakes I tasted, Cookies and Cream and the Red Velvet, were good.

Thank Kendra L
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The Mad Hatter Bake Shop had so many yummy treats to choose from. They also had a good selection of sandwiches for both breakfast and lunch. I had a cream cheese brownie that was delicious. Other customers were talking about their delicious breads. I look...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

it is not just a bakery, but the bakery is the best reason to go here. The dining area is crowded and there is always a wait. and parking is crazy. The food is good, but the reason to go is the bakery. Their cakes...More

Thank Nikkisams
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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