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“Friendly, good selection - including vegetarian and the coffees are great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mad Hatter Cafe

Mad Hatter Cafe
35 Seguin Street, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #18 of 53 restaurants in Parry Sound
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Sudbury,ON
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“Friendly, good selection - including vegetarian and the coffees are great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a busy place - be prepared to line up to order. The selection of wraps, sandwiches pastries is very good. Satisfying portions (one between 2 might work if you're not famished). They have gluten free options and the variety of coffees is large. It's a fun place to eat too.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Worth a visit just for the ambiance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

When wandering around Parry Sound you may want to stop in here for a sandwich. Simple fare but the real treat is being transported back to the 60's! A very interesting place!

Visited June 2013
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“Good sandwiches and no cover for entertainment, a unique experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Soup, sandwiches, pasteries, and gourmet coffees. The food is quite good, the wide variety of sandwiches can be had on artisan breads, and the soups are homemade. These are my usual lunch order, but fresh pastries are also presented.

The real deal though, is the atmosphere. One wall is dedicated to bookshelves filled with an eclectic collection of weird, strange, and fairly normal reading material. Maybe it's where my eyes get stuck, but occult/new age topics seem to prevail. The full front window is full of old..."collectibles"...and it's all housed in a very old store, with worn plank floors, and decor to match. And then there is the proprietor, resembling a cleaned up beach comber from Tofino, he easily befriends customers with a wicked sense of wit that has often had us chuckling as we depart. Despite the wealth of reading material, we usually spend our meal watching the proprietor interact with customers, an amusing diversion, as we have never found the cafe empty. My only wish is that a fresh meat (turkey, chicken, beef) filling was offered, rather than usual nitrate laced "deli" meats. My wife usually gest a vegetarian sandwich which she says is "quite tasty".

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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