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We are a vegan and gluten free friendly family run tea room based on Hayling Island Seafront. We serve breakfast, lunch, tea, freshly ground coffee, cakes and afternoon tea. Our gift shelves hold a variety of treats and greeting cards perfect for that unusual gift. We are currently only open for takeaway due to COVID-19 but we hope to welcome you again soon! Phoebe, Jo and the MadHatters team x
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Beach, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 17 January 2021

Best coffee on the island, food is excellent too. Family run, very friendly staff. Themed will the Mad Hatter character from Alice In Wonderland. Plays classical music, not to loud. A real ambience to the place, we go three or four times a week.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 7 December 2020 via mobile

Fantastic food and lovely staff. Also dog friendly. I just had poached eggs on toast but it was done perfectly.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 28 November 2020

Just had takeaway sandwiches and coffee. Absolutely delicious and such good value for money. Generous size coffee. Lovely staff too. Would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

Pre booked table for a Sunday morning and received warm welcome on arrival. The dog was made welcome .. Food was good and hot and reasonably priced. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2020

On the last day of a weekend break from the kids, we travelled from Portsmouth along to an old favourite when the lids were young Hayling Island. We were hungry after a mixed bag of food in Portsmouth and searched up for a place that...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

I had the most delicious lunch here and the service was impeccable. I can't recommend it more highly and they cater so well for vegans.

Date of visit: September 2020
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pheebs98hayling, Owner at Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your lunch and our vegan selection. We hope to welcome you again soon! Phoebe and the MadHatters Team 🎩

Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

My wife and I regularly come to Madhatters for a toastie and coffee to take out. We have never been disappointed with the service received. We are always greeted warmly and they are willing to customise our toasties accordingly and certainly don't skimp on the...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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pheebs98hayling, Owner at Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so happy that you have been enjoying your takeaways and coffees. We are so pleased that you feel safe with our covid safety measures and we hope to welcome you inside one day! Phoebe and...More

Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

The mood was set as soon as the waitress greated me while preparing the table outside to use. The pot of tea was filled to the brim and was accompanied by a lovely China cup and saucer. My poached eggs were freshly cooked and served...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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pheebs98hayling, Owner at Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your brunch and your full pot of tea! We hope to welcome you again soon. Phoebe and the MadHatters Team 🎩

Reviewed 6 September 2020

This cafe has just served my new best ever breakfast (previously held for 3 years by my local cafe in Margate).High quality meaty sausage,excellent bacon and butter not marge on the toast .Cappucino great and served by a nice smiling waitress that was polite and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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pheebs98hayling, Owner at Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope you come and eat with us again soon. Many thanks Phoebe and the MadHatters team.

Reviewed 23 August 2020

3 times we have visited Mad Hatters Tearooms this week. The food is excellent and the atmosphere so warm and friendly. Delicious home cooked food by the lovely cook Jo. Lots of choices and great salads. Would definately recommend a visit. I had a yummy...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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pheebs98hayling, Owner at Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased you have enjoyed your visits, we hope to welcome you again soon! Phoebe and the MadHatters Team 🎩

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Response from alexdj2019 | Property representative |
Yes we are doggy friendly. 🐶👍
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raymond M
20 August 2018|
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Response from alexdj2019 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Raymond. Yes of course, we can’t take payments over the phone but can accept bacs payment then will send you a gift voucher. Many thanks Paul.
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Response from In_Search_Of_Cake | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I'm not the owner just a regular visitor, as you approach beachlands turn right at the roundabout instead of going straight into beachlands and it's on the right you can't miss it, it's opposite st Anne's court... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop
    Does Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop offer takeaway?
    Yes, Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop offers takeaway services.
    Does Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop offer delivery?
    Yes, Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop offers delivery services.
    How is Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop rated?
    Madhatters Tea Room & Gift Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5