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The Mad Hatter

38 Montpelier Road, Brighton, England
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Ranked #422 of 872 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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213 reviews 213 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the nicest independent coffee shops I've had the pleasure of visiting in recent times. The better half and I sat here on a Sunday morning and watched the world go by. I can't say that our time sat on the pavement space outside wasn't entertaining, but the highlight of our visit was certainly the coffee. Very well made,... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

One of the best in an area crowded with good cafés. Excellent coffee (try the double macchiato), great cakes and pastries, friendly staff who remember you. Lives up to its name by attracting an interesting and slightly eccentric clientele.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

I have been coming to the Mad Hatter for about 12 years. The menu is great and the specials are especially good value. It is great for a casual lunch. There are lots of vegetarian and vegan choices (everything is meat free although they do serve fish). I am sure I will coming here for many years to come.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

A recent visit to my local Mad Hatter cafe was a very pleasant experience. The staff were attentive and friendly, and I had no issues with the service. Food (the falafel wrap) was tasty and affordable, and I'll certainly be going back. I also really love that this cafe has a suspended coffee scheme, where you can buy someone less... More 

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Went here for breakfast (one full English one scrambled eggs). Food came quickly and was really good quality. Loved having a bagel instead of toast. Milkshakes were thick and tasty.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is the first review on TripAdvisor that I've had to really, really puzzle over. I've been going here since 2006, and pretty frequently. I have to say that I can relate to the reviewers on here who love the place, as well as those who don't. The food is almost always fantastic. The regular chef (or one of them)... More 

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Guayaquil
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We've been here several times for coffee or tea and yesterday decided to try the food. What can I say? It was lovely...we ordered three things to take away: a roasted mediterranean vegetable panini (gorgeous, lots of flavour, nice bit of oil and fresh basil leaves), a summer vegetable frittata (red peppers, onions, aubergines, potatoes) and a falafel wrap with... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We didn't try any food, but my husband and I stopped by for a cup of tea and a milkshake. Nice drinks, friendly staff, good atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Have eaten here several time on our visits to Brighton, good food along with a good veggie menu. Real good coffees and a nice chilled atmosphere making it a great place to visit-one of my favorites! worth a visit!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Just a quick pop in for a coffee with family and found it lovely. The menu was beautifully illustrated with Lewis carrol references, as you'd expect, and the green tea cake we all shared went down a treat.

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Address: 38 Montpelier Road, Brighton, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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