Mad Hatter’s is a charming little restaurant and café right off of Duke’s east campus. Although they are great for lunch and dinner (amazing fries with delectable sauces, chicken caesar wrap, tomato mozzarella sandwich, goat cheese salad, etc.) they have some amazing breakfast options that Goalie Spoon hasn’t been able to find anywhere else in Durham so far.
They have the classic Hatter Breakfast which comes with eggs however you’d like them, potatoes, fruit and sunflower toast. If you’re looking to do something a little bit different though, feast your eyes on these two delicious options.
Nine magical little Silver Dollar pancakes. I went with strawberries, but you can add whipped cream, chocolate chips, or all of the above to your own private pancake heaven.
A breakfast burrito fit for mexican royalty. Complete with tomato salsa, black beans, cilantro, onion, scrambled eggs and your choice of bacon, sausage or mushrooms. Mad Hatter’s also has some of the most potent coffee in Durham in terms of caffeine.
Mad Hatter’s is the perfect place to snuggle up with a great meal, great beverages and a big pile of work. Stay as long as you’d like (if you can find a table) and fill up your coffee cup as many times as you need. Remember to bring your headphones, it can get noisy from time to time. If you do find yourself headphone-less, the outdoor seating is a wonderfully peaceful option on a sunny Durham day. The Goalie Spoon frequents this lovely little Durham establishment and we’re confident that you should, too. Happy Leap Day!