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“Excellent creative breakfasts in a fun BYOB atmosphere”
Review of Mad Martha's Cafe

Mad Martha's Cafe
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Newbury
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great menu and awesome specials for breakfast & lunch. May have to wait on weekends but worth it. Excellent friendly service. My fav breakfast sandwich is the Lighthouse with egg, cheese, tomato, avocado & I sub apple chick sausage for the turkey bacon -- on a Portuguese Bolero with home fries. Yum!

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Rainy Tuesday morning in July, didn't have to wait, but there was no one out anywhere! Heard good things, so we had to try it and it didn't disappoint.

Great traditional breakfast items, but also some great variations. Coffee is good (is anything more important in a breakfast restaurant ?!?), I even took the rest of my refilled cup to go. It's a small place but it's fun to watch the expert crew working the kitchen, which very small but completely in view, not enclosed behind a wall.

We left very satisfied and happy. Would definitely go here again!

The lunch menu looked very interesting, as well, with some healthier and interesting combinations, using things like avocadoes, which you don't usually see in a diner type restaurant

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Thank stoja17
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A cute little place by the sea. There are lots of lovely things to eat,it's so hard to choose. The pancakes and waffles are brilliant! The service is excellent.

Thank oligranborough
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday at noon.
There was a wait and we sat at the counter..
Fun to watch them prepare all the delicious meals...
I had an omelet with dried tomatoes and onions!! I substituted fruit for home fries and bread!!
My husband had 2 eggs over easy,bacon toast and fruit!
We both loved our meals!!
Yes, it is a shack!!! Positive vibes and plenty of energy!
People say come early!!
Today they left the door open so I needed my sweatshirt
Right across from the beach
Please Pay attention to the parking signs!!!!

Thank meme4934
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Mad Martha's is one of those fantastic authentic finds when you are traveling. The fact that people are waiting for tables in chilly New England early April tells you something. Other reviewers are correct in describing it as a shack. But they put out some great breakfast food in that little shack. And it's ambience is fun, friendly, and nothing like a standard boring restaurant.

It seats around 30 or so people at a time, hence the wait on a weekend morning. But they offer you coffee or tea while you wait -- your first sign of the friendly team running this place. In addition to a bunch of smaller tables and bar seats, they have 2 large tables they set up as communal tables with multiple smaller parties sharing the big table. This meant we got the chance to chat with the other 2 parties at the table which only added to the fun of our visit.

Savory oatmeal and banana's french toast were both excellent. The egg dishes others were eating also looked yummy.

Do watch out when you're parking nearby, there are some areas that are signed for local residents only. Not sure if it's enforced, but why risk it.

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