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

Matt

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  1. 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.

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

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      1. re: jonfrank604

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

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

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        1. re: kirol7777

          can you suggest a better place for brunch?

          1. re: fara

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

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

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

            1. re: kirol7777

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

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              Vin Rouge
              2010 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705

        2. 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)

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

          Vin Rouge
          2010 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705