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Irish, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled from the Curragh on a friends recommendation as I love a great breakfast on a Sunday morning, and wasn’t disappointed, really delighted had a delicious breakfast efficient service food cooked from scratch and tasted amazing ( eggs Benedict) and a lovely coffee. And all...for a reasonable price . Well worth the journeyMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2022 via mobile

BEST food we've eaten while in Ireland. All I can say is that the degree of tastiness surpassed our expectations and we are still talking about the breakfast burrito we ate about a week ago at mad hatter. Do yourself a favor and eat here....You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

We stopped off on a bike ride through beautiful county Kildare and were very impressed by the friendly staff and great food at the Mad Hatter cafe, especially the vegetarian and vegan options. We both had the hash dish - one vegetarian and one bacon...- and they were some of the best lunches we've had in years. The food was freshly cooked but pretty quickly too and with a delicious mixture of flavours. They had a good variety of drinks and lunch / brunch options and the baked goods looked really good too!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 25 November 2021

Stopped off for lunch on way home from Rathwood. Had delicious soup and coffee and hubby had Burrito. Food was so tasty and staff very friendly. Great menu and picked up delicious coffee cake for takeaway. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 April 2021 via mobile

Went here a few times and always got great food, coffee is very weak. I Recently ordered and was told to collect in an hour, on collection they didn’t have my order after me driving 20 mins to collect it, then refused to take the...blame for no order being ready and said that they can make up my order and it would talk 20 mins, I didn’t get an apology and refused to wait as I had already waited over an hour. Their excuse was that they were very busy and must of lost the order, if they can’t handle the orders coming in they need to hire more staff, I shouldn’t have to wait over an hour because they can’t keep up with the orders coming through. I won’t be back anytime soon.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Beautiful food and amazing coffee! This cafe is worth a detour to Castledermot if you’re in the area. We were takeaway customers cause of restrictions, but when they are able to open tables again, we will be back.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 July 2020

Lovely little spot for brunch with a nice cozy atmosphere. The hash here is to die for, definitely worth trying and some nice homemade jams and cakes for purchase

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 22 December 2019

Staff were friendly, nothing against them they're doing their best :) However, food was underwhelming at best and overpriced. 3 dense pancakes were 9€ , and they were hard to swallow. A tiny handful of chips was 3€. The soup was half full. I've heard...so many good things so I was rather disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 December 2019

Eat here when get the chance, lovely food, quick service, love the bacon hash & pancakes and there coffees and cakes are also fab. Defiantly favorite place to go for breakfast / lunch / coffee

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

This is one of the best kept secrets in Kildare. The brunch and staff here are fantastic. Avocado Toast , bacon hash is yum yum. Always greeted with a smile and they make all the food from scratch right in front of you. Great value...for money and highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

I am literally never out of this place. Breakfast options are amazing with the bacon hash being our favourite. Sauteed potatoes, caramelized onion bacon and chorizo with 2 poached eggs and hollandaise to finish...amazing!! Lunch my favourite is Mexican chicken wrap, something I wouldn't be...a fan of anywhere else as i hate processed chicken you get in sandwiches but it's super fresh, poached tender chicken, fresh avocado and salsa...yum!! Club bap a close second.The chocolate biscuit cake is amazing and I think they have recently won best barista in the area, cappuccino topped off with actually flake!!The staff make this place, nothing is too much trouble, very family fiendly and some really creative chefs. You won't be disappointed....unless you can't get a seat 🙂More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

We took a quick detour off the M9 to find somewhere for lunch. With impressive TripAdvisor reviews we stopped here. The menu choice is well selected - there’s something for most people. Allergens are well marked. We enjoyed the vegetable hash and the hash special...(curry). Well pleased with this cafe and reasonably priced. Pleasant staff as well.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 25 August 2019

The food here is always amazing and the service is quick. Would recommend all the Hashes for something different and really tasty. They are quite generous with portion size as well which is always a plus!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 14 August 2019

Came across this by chance last week. Gorgeous little spot. Quite understated from the outside but so lovely inside. The staff were second to none, friendly, smiley and very efficient. The food was gorgeous. Very tasty, hot and we didn't have to wait an age...for it either. The toilets were spotless which is always an important one for me. If every we're anywhere near there again I'll make it my business to go back. The people of Castledermot are lucky to have this little gem on their doorstep. Well doneMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

Found this cafe by chance in Castledermot. Innovative food with friendly staff and great service. The Mad Hatter is a real gem. I will be back.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Yes, Mad Hatter Cafe offers takeaway services.

Mad Hatter Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5