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Wondering whether we’re bit players in Alice in Wonderland.

As a friend asked on the way in, “what’s the likelihood of getting a hot mango in The Hot Mango?” Sadly, the answer is zero but this doesn’t stop The Hot Mango in Ulverston being a neat little town centre cafe with a menu which contradicts its physical size.

There’s a lot on offer and a huge blackboard to tell you all about it; substantial menus in confident plastic wallets and tables and chairs which are probably marginally too big for the space they are crammed into. But the big promise offered by the substantial menu is confidently delivered, the Big English Breakfast lives up to its name and the sense of living in an out-take of Alice in Wonderland is soon dispelled.

The Hot Mango – like the Cheshire Cat – may not actually exist but the feeling of lunch time satiety is real enough and our lunch time party left the premises feeling satisfied with ourselves and the food and pleased that we managed to avoid knocking over the furniture or falling asleep in outsize teapots.