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Mad Hatter in Durham?

Westy Mar 18, 2011 07:36 AM

Has anyone beem to the Mad Hatter bakeshop in Durham? What are your thoughts?


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    fara RE: Westy Mar 18, 2011 06:47 PM

    this is a great brunch place. very Dukey with kind of snotty clientele but very nice waitstaff. and the food is good - good homefries, coffee, decent eggs, and not greasy.

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      jonfrank604 RE: Westy Mar 19, 2011 04:01 AM

      Great Eggs benedict! Excellent cakes and cookies...One of our regulars, in the mix with Guglehumpf, and now scratch...

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        Der_K RE: jonfrank604 Mar 26, 2011 12:17 PM

        They fell off in quality a few years back but have returned to goodness - a very solid brunch choice.

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        kirol7777 RE: Westy May 10, 2011 06:33 PM

        Pretty lousy unless you just want a place to grab a tea while studying.

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          fara RE: kirol7777 May 11, 2011 06:24 AM

          can you suggest a better place for brunch?

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            kirol7777 RE: fara May 11, 2011 07:39 AM

            Rue Cler, Toast, Guglehupf, and Parker & Otis (in no particular order).

            Rue Cler Restaurant
            401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

            Parker & Otis
            112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

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              BullCityChow RE: kirol7777 May 24, 2011 06:58 AM

              I'd add Vin Rouge to that list. They have a fabulous weekend brunch - fresh, well prepared, and usually not completely mobbed.

              Vin Rouge
              2010 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705

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          dmatesanz RE: Westy May 31, 2011 10:40 AM

          Had breakfast/lunch there yesterday and was underwhelmed. Tried a cheese danish that was tasteless and gluteny, a scone that was more the consistency of a muffin and two sandwiches. Their Cuban sandwich, though not traditional, was pretty decent. The Thai wrap was a wad of unseasoned white rice, bland chicken and some ok veggies. As far as ambiance, it felt like hanging out in a Duke dining hall. Definitely suggest Rue Cler, Vin Rouge, and Guglehupf (never remember if I'm spelling that correctly)

          Rue Cler Restaurant
          401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

          Vin Rouge
          2010 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705

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