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The Mad Hatter Tea Room & Eatery

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1632 S Ferry St, Anoka, MN 55303, USA 763.422.4160 Website Owner?

Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm Mon closed Tue 10:00am – 4:00pm Wed 11:00am – 4:00pm Thu 10:00am – 4:00pm Fri 10:00am – 4:00pm Sat 10:00am – 4:00pm
*Please note, our kitchen closes at 3:00 daily. Take a moment to revisit the grace and charm of a bygone era with a visit to The Mad Hatter Restaurant & Tea Room. Enjoy the timeless tradition of tea in our beautiful and relaxing Nationally Registered Woodbury House in the heart of Anoka. We invite you to enjoy the most comforting of beverages and other delights at The Mad Hatter. Enjoy our popular Queen of Hearts Tea. We also host private parties for up to 70 guests in our Estate. The Mad Hatter also offers a daily Brunch Menu and Daily Tea Service (available by reservation only) Reservations recommended for Brunch, but not required. Tea Service by Reservation @ 763.422.4160

Recent reviews

    • Kelly K.

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      The Mad Hatter is definitely one of Anoka's true gems! Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and gracious service. One of my favs! Highly recommend!!

      Tearoom response:

      Kelly, Thank you for your sweet review. We do feel like a Gem in Anoka, and so humbled that people are traveling from so far to come dine with us. We hope to see you again soon! Blessings

    • DM

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      The Mad Hatter is a destination to celebrate and enjoy amazing food and tea. I would recommend the Earl Grey Cream tea, and the Mad Hatter house blend. I have enjoyed the Queens tea and my niece enjoyed a Childs tea. The presentation was just beautiful to look at and amazing to taste. The menu service is one of kind and delicious.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you DM for your review about our Tea Service. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself. Please join us again and come for Lunch, Dinner or our weekend Brunch. Reservations are always recommended. Blesssings

    • PP

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      We visit The Mad Hatter frequently. Absolutely love the creative tea services, the delicious brunch and the amazing dinners! Menus are seasonal and it is always exciting to see the new creative items on each one. The general atmosphere is so comfortable and the decor elegantly maintained. Be sure to grab a bag of Royal Wedding tea on your way out, so good!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you PP for your review. Thanks for being a loyal customer. We really consider our guests more like family than guests. Our Royal Wedding tea is for sure a must have! We'll see you again soon! Blessings

    • TS

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      By far one of the best tea experiences I have ever had. The location is like being at a charming southern plantation. The service was attentive but not intrusive. I found the menu so unique and the tea selections AMAZING! I had the french caramel and it was one of the best tea blends I have ever had! The decor is really a delight to the eyes - so elegant and charming with a mix of whimsy! I make a point to bring all my family and friends to this treasure trove! I would suggest a reservation for this amazing and relaxing experience!

    • Amanda B

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      Not happy with the service. I felt rushed and the waitress was rude. Not kid friendly the average age here is 50 plus. We were sat in a loud area by the kitchen. The main room and dining room were taken- so they made a mock back room area. It was loud and it felt forgotten. My roommate posted a review just this morning and it was deleted?

      Tearoom response:

      Amanda, We are sorry that you felt rushed. Please call us with your servers name so that we can address with her. We have 3 dining rooms. 1 is located near the kitchen and is actually the quietest of our 3 dining rooms. It is not a mock back room, it is in fact the original Dining Room of the estate. As far as your roommates review being deleted, we are not able to delete reviews from any internet site. If a review is deleted, it is deleted by the managing company of that site. We are known for our outstanding food, beautiful surroundings, and great service. We would love to send you a gift card so that you can return and enjoy The Mad Hatter. Give us a call with your mailing address. Blessings

    • Sharon

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      Love, love, love The Mad Hatter Tea Room. The atmosphere is historic and elegant. I love the Divine Temple green tea, but I enjoy the Orange Spice also. All the entrees are delicious. I haven't had anything that I didn't absolutely love. My daughters, and grand daughter try to visit often and bring friends!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Sharon. Thank you for taking time for a review. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit! Blessings

    • Brianne G

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      Cute place, if only my family an I were treated with some respect. Left feeling like we had be wronged. Going to Lady Elegant from now on.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Brianne, I wish you would have spoken with someone in person when you were here so that we could have made your visit more enjoyable. Unfortunately, we cannot always attend to everyone's every need. However, we certainly do pride ourselves in service and have great reviews and feedback from our customers overall. Lady Elegant is a lovely tea room and I'm sure you'll enjoy your experience there. Blessings,

    • J Parker

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      My daughter and I attented a themed tea. We both had a wonderful time! The tea room was so ellegant. But the food.. oh sweet deliciousness!! And a great variety. We've been to lunch there several times since!! And plan on bringing friends next time!

    • disappointed traveler

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      We had such a lovely tea at this beautiful tea room. The Mad Hatter was honestly the BEST Tea Room we have been to. We've been to tea all across the country. The service, food, and charming shop were all top notch!

      Tearoom response:

      Joan,<BR> Thank you for joining us for tea while in Anoka. We are constantly striving to improve and ensure our guests a wonderful time while dining with us. We appreciate you taking time to write a review. We hope to see you again soon!

    • Jill Hasz

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      While on vacation, I brought my niece to the 'Mad Hatter Tea Room' so that she was able to experience her first cup of tea before leaving for Ireland to study abroad... We found the restaurant positively charming as well as the food being truly scrumptious. More specifically, we enjoyed our pumpkin spiced tea while having a delightful conversation on top of the fact that our waitress was tentatively accommodating. The atmosphere was beyond cozy... providing us with such a pleasant afternoon. To summarize, hats off to the 'Mad Hatter Tea Room'!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Jill for the kind review. Next time you're in town from the great state of Texas make sure you stop in for tea!

    • Monica - Coon Rapids, Minnesota

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      The Mad Hatter Tea Room is wonderful - the variety of teas is terrific, and the food is consistently delicious! Liz and staff are warm, welcoming and accomodating. Every visit is a pleasure!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Monica. We are continually growing and moving forward with the challenging times. We're thank you for taking time to post a comment. We'll keep a chair for you!

    • Laurel Konsor

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      Recently enjoyed Queen's Tea with my Mom and sister. It was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was charming, food was excellent, service was great, and overall a pleasant afternoon. As a former tea room owner, I felt this was the closest experience to my own lovely dream come true. Thank you.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Laurel. It was lovely to meet you and your sisters. We hope you'll be back again!

    • Jana W.

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      This is one of our favorite places to go for a Mommy/Daughter treat. We brought Grandma along today for her second visit and the Mad Hatter provided yet another Queen of Hearts tea. We always feel like family when we come to visit and the staff at the Mad Hatter spoil their guests with attentive service, smiles and a genuine interest in providing a top notch experience worth coming back for time and time again. The tea is always perfectly brewed and the sugar cubes never run out. The scones, soup, sandwiches and dessert are all delicious and we've never felt leaving hungry.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Ms. Jana. We are so blessed that you return again and again with your family. We appreciate that you know the hard work we do to make your experience with us enjoyable and relaxing. We hope you continue to return for years and years. We'll always have a cup of hot tea for you!<BR> <BR> The Happy Hatters

    • Kelli J.

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      I went to this tea room for a special girls' day with my grandmother and aunt last week. I love tea, but this was my first experience with an actual British-style tea. I absolutely loved the experience! We had the Queen of Hearts tea, and I definitely recommend it. The tea (rose marzipan) was the best I had ever tasted. My aunt and I both bought a bag when we left. We all enjoyed the scones, soup, sandwiches, and especially the desserts! The owner was at a conference the day we were there, but her daughter and the other server were outstanding and extremely attentive, despite the fact that all the other tables were full. My aunt travels frequently and has been to tea rooms in many different states, and she said Mad Hatter is one of the best--if not THE best--she has ever had. We loved it so much that next week when my mom is visiting, she, my grandma, and I will be returning for the Queen of Hearts tea again! Thank you so much for your hospitality! Keep up the great work and don't let negative reviews get you down!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Kelli for your kind words. I am happy to know that my staff was on their toes while I was away. I'll be sure to let them know! I hope your second visit with us was as enjoyable as the 1st. It means so much to us when our guests take time out of their busy lives to write such gracious reviews. We feel honored that your Aunt held us in such high regard. We hope to see you again soon!

    • Becky E.

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      Everyone makes you feel right at home!!! Food is Awesome and the boutique carries unique items. Absolutley Beautiful Tea Room!!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Becky, we appreciate your kind words. We'll have a hot cup of tea for you anytime!

    • P. Taylor

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      I look forward to each opportunity that I get to visit the Mad Hatter Tearoom. There is alway a decaf tea choice which I greatly appreciate (often a rooibos tea which is my favorite tea choice). The food is very tasty and always artfully served. I especially enjoy their soups in season. I couldn't say enough posative about Liz and the staff. They always treat me like a queen and make me feel welcome. The ladies know I love lemon curd, and always make sure I have a little extra. My special tea spot is the garden room. It's a quiet, cozy, feminine space tucked away off to one side. I visit often and bring friends for birthdays and other special occasions. They are always delighted as I am. I will be back again soon ... as always.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Ms. Taylor. We appreciate our wonderful customers like you. Thank you for the kind words, it's because of special people like you that we continue to thrive and love this lil' tea room.<BR> <BR> The Happy Hatters

    • T. Correll

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      In response to the review by Sharon Kelly. I was a guest at the same time as Ms. Kelly and I saw that situation very differently. It was Ms. Kelly that had an air of superiority about her and she played the part of 'Queen Mother' which happens to some people when they enter a tea room...never could figure that one out. Liz did everything she could to accommodate Ms. Kelly but could not seem to please her. It was SHE that was rude to the staff and owner of the Mad Hatter. I had an excellent experience at the Mad Hatter and have been going to tea there for many years. This place is jewel in the Northern Suburbs of Minneapolis and is always a wonderful experience. Like no other. I would HIGHLY recommend the Mad Hatter Tea Room in Anoka.

    • Diann Pajak

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      My dear friend Pal Myra and I have a tradition that goes back many, many years. We celebrate our birthday's at the Mad Hatter Tea Room . Were were in last Thursday and treated like royalty! The tea was excellent (and they have decaf woo woo!).The food was awesome. The staff was very friendly and attentive. One of them photographed us in about a dozen pics with different hats on. Treasured memories to put in our scrap books now! This is my favorite tea room for sure. I bring my out of town friends here when they visit and we do some of the special teas here too.They are the BEST, don't bother going anywhere else!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Diann for the kind review. It was so much fun taking all the pictures with our hat collection. You are a treasured guest.<BR> <BR> The Happy Hatters

    • Sophia

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      Dear Mad Hatter Tea Room, Words can not express my appreciation for the lovey time that you created for myself and guests and during our visit last Saturday. The tea was wonderful and the dainty delictable delights were over the moon good. I also have to comment on your lovely daughter, what a delightful lady she is, you must be so proud and I believe your son also checked us out and what a charming young man he is too. With all the hectic things in life, your tea room is a delightsome escape and I have already made arrangements to come back next week with a dear friend. I have told so many people about this treasure!! Also..the scones and cream were lovely!!!! Thank you again for a wonderful and relaxing day.

    • Trish

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      Wow!! What an amazing experience I had last week at the Mad Hatter. I took my mom who was visiting from Nebraska there with my 7 yr old daughter and we had the time of our lives. The tearoom is such a delight, well appropriated and whimsical. The owner was so gracious and accommodating when I made a request. The food presentation was amazing and delicious. My mom and I frequent tea rooms all over during travels and this has to be one of our favorites by far. It is so nice to be offered a choice of tea, we appreciated the decaf option! We sat in the garden room that had a lovely water fall and was so cute! They also have a delightful larger room it appeared and this sweet 'rabbit hole' for my daughter and I to check out at a future visit. I just had to say THANK YOU for allowing such a special experience and the wonderful memories with my mom and daughter!

    • Sharon Kelly

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      after looking forward to taking my granddaughters to the MHTR, I was greatly disapointed. The owner, Liz, was very rude. I made the res.,but when I arrived they did not have it. They scrambled to find us a table. I won't even go into the details.I have posted the story on Yahoo and wrote a letter to our huge Minneapolis paper, that is how unnerving this whole experience was. The service was terrible, I had to chase down a server to get a refill on our lemonade, this is after they said 'oh, just put the pot on the end of the table and we'll refill it', after sitting there for 10 minutes and no server to be found, I had to go looking for service. The owner, Liz, made a phone call in front of myslef and my granddauthers to a party that was supposed to have the same time slot as ours, and in front of us blurts out, 'you'll have to come at 12:30, and when 'THESE PEOPLE are finished you can be served' They stuck us in a small room after they told me I and my grandkids were to sit in the bigger room, the room we were in had a water fall, no music, and Liz, the women who has no class, offered to turn off the water fall as I was about to pay my bill........she is a piece of work. The kicker to this story is, we went to an antique shop near the tea room, and after talking to the owner of the store, she said 'you are not the first one to complain about the tea room, there have been many.' If anoynoe wants to reach me for more accounts of this horrid experience, you have my e-mail. Save your money and time, go to other tea rooms.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Ms. Kelly,<BR> <BR> The only accurate information in your review is that you came to tea (without a reservation, not a lost reservation).<BR> <BR> After your visit to the tea room you called, yelled at me and hung up. That phone call was inappropriate and rude, just as this review is. You offended my staff from the minute you walked in, along with our customers who were appalled at your behavior throughout your visit. <BR> <BR> I will not dignify your review with a response, as there is no factual information in it. I will however be happy to refund your money if you provide us with your contact information. <BR> <BR> We have a longstanding wonderful reputation in the tea community, and with our loyal customers.<BR> <BR> Liz Koch

    • Lynn Destrini

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      My friends and I had tea at the Mad Hatter for my 40th birthday. The staff was absolutely delightful, the food was outstanding, and presentation was more than I could have expected. I would definitely reccommend The Mad Hatter to all of my family and friends, not only for a celebration, but also as a comforting place to relax and be pampered. I'll be back very soon!!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Lynn for the kind comments. We appreciate you referring us to your friends and family. Our business is based on word of mouth and we strive to keep our customers coming back. Thank you for choosing The Mad Hatter to celebrate your birthday!

    • Andrea

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      My Mom and I went and enjoyed the Luck of the Irish event today. This was the best tea house we have been! The food was great, well prepared and all fit the theme so well. The tea was amazing and we will be back soon!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Andrea for the nice review. We had a great time. Hopefully you'll join us for another Theme Tea soon, or our Queen of Hearts Tea that we do every Friday and Saturday.

    • NC

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      After reading all the excellent reviews of the Mad Hatter, I decided to call with a few questions prior to making reservations. I was very impressed by the selection of loose leaf tea they offered and by the wide variety of food I was told they serve and was becoming quite excited to book tea for a group of my friends. However, being pregnant, there are several dietary restrictions that my doctor has asked that I follow. After I inquired if they would be able to substitute other sandwiches in place of the ones my doctor had asked me to avoid, I was shocked by how rudely I was treated. I was told that there were many pregnant women in the tea room that very day eating the sandwiches I was unable to eat. I was questioned about why I couldn't eat those items if other pregnant women could. And the person I spoke with sounded skeptical that I was actually following medical advice! Regardless of what her personal feelings about my choices are, all she had to do was politely let me know that the tea room was unable to accommodate dietary restrictions and that they hoped I would join them after I could resume my normal diet. Had she done this, I would likely visit this tearoom with my friends after the birth of my child. However, I am so turned off by the rudeness with which I was treated (and my friends were all shocked when I told them what transpired) that we are unlikely to ever patronize this establishment. Fortunately, The Mad Hatter was the only tea room of the many I contacted with such a disrespectful attitude. While the quality of food and a wide tea selection are the most important criteria for us, we will not patronize places that do not treat people with common courtesy and respect.

      Tearoom response:

      While we strive to accomodate many dietary restrictions there are occassions when it is not possible. In your situation your had medically prescribed guidlines that we were not able to accomodate. You had asked if we had a special menu for pregnant woman which was confusing as we have many pregnant woman eat in our tea room. We apologize that you felt questioned and disrespected as that is never our intent. We were only looking out for your well being and your childs in telling you that we would not be able to accomodate your dietary restrictions. We did invite you to come relax with your friends after your newborn arrives and your restrictions were lifted. We wish you a blessed and happy birth of your new baby.<BR> <BR> The Mad Hatter's

    • Kimmy

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      The Mad Hatter Tea Room is FABULOUS! The food was wonderful and the service was great! The staff was so attentive to our needs and never let our teapot go empty. When we were finished with our lunch we decided to shop a little bit in the gift shop where I found some really unique gifts! I would definitely recommend this Tea Room to my friends!

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks Kimmy, We appreciate your kind words and sending in new guests. As a small business every new customer is a treasured one.<BR> <BR> Thanks again,<BR> The Mad Hatters

    • Ronda

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      I have been to the Mad Hatter several times and I have always found it delightful. My only quibble is that I would like whole milk or half & half for my tea instead of what looks like skim, but that is only a minor quibble! Both the chicken and the egg salad sandwiches on the luncheon tea menu are lovely and the tea is always delicious.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for your review. We normally serve 2% milk, but we always have half and half available. Please don't hesitate to ask next time you come in. We always want our guests to be 100% happy with their tea experience.<BR> Linda and Andrea

    • Ali M.

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      Based on an earlier visit, I was expecting a delightful tea presentation. What I got was a snack plate set in front of me. This place used to be very charming and quaint. What happened? Very disappointing. I won't be back.

      Tearoom response:

      We are so sorry that you were disappointed with your tea experience with us. We offer several options, a luncheon tea for $10.95, a 3-course tea for $17.95, as well as tea and scone for $5.95. It sounds like you experienced a 3-course tea in the past and were disappointed by the luncheon tea. We hope you will consider coming again and please request the 3-course tea when making your reservation.

    • Deborah M.

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      I have been to the Mad Hatter many times and have always had a great experience. The food and service are top notch. I bring friends there for special occasions and always try to stop in when I'm in Anoka. It's worth the 20 mile drive!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Deborah for your kind review! We are glad you think our tea room is worth the long drive and we hope to see you again soon!

    • Sarah M.

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      I was invited to a bridal shower at the Mad Hatter last month. I was so impressed by the food, ambiance, and service that I am thinking about booking a baby shower for my sister. They have a great gift shop too. I ended up buying some of the blackberry tea they were serving, and some cute birthday cards with teabags in them. I would definitely recommend a visit to this lovely place.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you, Sarah. We are glad you enjoyed the shower and hope you will visit us again soon!

    • Barb

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      Great food and friendly service! A friend brought me to the Mad Hatter for the first time last week, and I will definitely return. Their gift shop is really cute too!

    • Susan

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      This is the sweetest little place, very charming and girly. My daughter had a great time trying on hats and gloves, and drinking her 'pink tea' out of a teapot. A great place for mother-daughter bonding!

    • A Long Time Tea Lover!

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      I have been to many tearooms in the US and Europe, and the Mad Hatter is truly one of the best I've been to. Their afternoon tea service is beautifully presented and the food is delicious. I would choose them over any tearoom in MN. A must visit!

    • Karen Borowiak

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      Linda and Andrea Pomeroy are such delightful hostesses. When ever I'm visiting the Twin Cities I make every attempt to stop for tea at the Mad Hatter Tea Room!

    • Amy

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      Love to bring my special friends to the Mad Hatter. The tea, service and food is the best. Fun gift shop, I always find the perfect gift, and something I can not live witout too. Will be back many times.

    • Judi

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      Friends and I enjoy getting together at the Mad Hatter Tea Room as frequently as possible. It is relaxing and calming...it's our place of choice to sit back, visit and feel pampered. The food is always delicious (my all-time favorite chicken salad), the service is personal and friendly, the music very relaxing. I tell everyone I know about the Mad Hatter and most definitely recommend a visit if you are looking for a break in an otherwise busy, non-stop world. As soon as you sit down and take your fist sip of the delicious tea being served that day, you immediately feel yourself relax and slow down. Kudos to the Hatter!

    • Elizabeth

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      Everything a tearoom should be! I love the quaint and cozy atmosphere. Service is very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend a visit, you won't be disappointed!

    • Beverly

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      Fantastic, love this place! The service is always top notch, the food and tea delicious, and a warm, inviting atmosphere. I highly recommend a visit to the Mad Hatter!

    • A New Tea Lover!

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      I recently had lunch at the Mad Hatter for the first time, and I loved every part of it! The menu is very simple, but everything was delicious. They have the best chicken salad recipe. The tearoom was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the soft piano music gave it just the right ambiance. I will definitely return in the future.

    • Rachel

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      We had a wonderful time celebrating my daughter's 8th birthday last week. The girls loved dressing up in the hats and gloves! My mother and I enjoyed our lunch as well, especially the chocolate raspberry truffle tea. Thank you for a memorable experience. We will return!

    • Ms Alexander

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      The tearoom itself is beautiful, I found the service to be a little cool, sort of stand-offish friendly. There were people of color in our group, we're not sure if this had anything to do with it or not; wondering though. Otherwise, I give it a decor and food a grade A.

      Tearoom response:

      We are sorry that you felt our service was stand-offish. We would never purposely offend any of our guests. We try to be as unobtrusive as possible when our guests are having tea so that they can enjoy their time with each other.

    • Nancy B.

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      This is such a charming place. The ambiance is beautiful, and the tea, food, and service is excellent every time I come. I always recommend this place to friends!

    • Jennifer

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      This is my favorite tea room in Minnesota. The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing, and the food and service is excellent every time I visit. I will keep recommending you!

    • Leanne

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      We had such a lovely time at the Mad Hatter last week celbrating my mother's 80th birthday. Thank you for a wonderful day!

    • Trisha

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      what can I say but I LOVE THIS PLACE. When you think 'tea room' this is exactly what comes to mind. I just love the mother daughter here as well, very nice, smiling always a hello. Food and service is top notch. I go alone, with friends and with my 4 yr old who is always very welcome!

    • Lindsey

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      This place is a gem! My friend and I just happened upon it while shopping downtown Anoka. Excellent scones, tea, and especially lemon curd. We will definitely be back!

    • Jen

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      My best friend and I come to Mad Hatter every six months--to celebrate our birthdays! The service is always wonderful, we love the atmophere, and the tea and food are to die for!!

    • Lisa

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      Thanks so much for the wonderful birthday tea last week. My daughter and her friends really enjoyed it. I will keep recommending your tearoom to all of my friends!

    • Tim

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      Only one kind of tea available at a time. Not steeped at the table so I'm not sure whether they had a vat boiling away in the back. The tea, however, was good enough and served in very nice china. Small tea room with some odd decorations, but nice, cosy, and friendly. The shop is somewhat limited in its selection, but worth a look just the same. Overall I would go again.

      Tearoom response:

      While it's true that we brew a 'tea of the day', we are always more than happy to brew any of our 35 varieties of tea if someone were to ask. We have chosen not to brew our tea at the table, as tea becomes very bitter if the leaves are left in the pot for longer than 5 minutes, not to mention being quite messy. As far as our gift shop, we are sorry we didn't have what you were looking for. Our clientele is about 99% women, so we tend to carry things that cater to their tastes. We hope that you will try visiting us again in the future.

    • Charlene

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      We enjoyed a lovely Christmas tea here. Thanks for a memorable time.

    • Mary

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      I have been back time and again. Always a delightful time.Love to share this place with friends. Great food.

    • Monique

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      I recently had a birthday tea there and everyone enjoyed it. In fact many of the women cannot wait to attend. This is such a wonderful place and the food is excellent.

    • Jennifer

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      This was my third visit to The Mad Hatter. My mom and I are making it a monthly tradition to meet here for lunch. Their chicken salad recipe is one of the best I've ever tasted, and their Earl Grey Cream tea is awesome!