10 Best Cafes You Must Try In Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore is home to Fort McHenry, the place where the U.S. national anthem was formed. It is also an important seaport and a major city in Maryland. Apart from its beautiful harbor and quirky neighborhoods, Baltimore is also Maryland’s economic hub. The iconic National Aquarium houses an amazing collection of marine life, while the Inner Harbor plays host to military ships and the Science Center. For baseball fanatics, the Oriole Park at Camden Yard is a must-visit. The Inner Harbor also offers the perfect space to enjoy shopping in one of the many shops or dine at one of the upscale crab shacks around. Come and take a look at these 10 best cafes you must try in Baltimore, Maryland.

1. Café Poupon

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For those who have a soft spot for pastries and all you think about is where to get them, here is a tip for you. Café Poupon is a pastry heaven, built just to satisfy your lust for all the baked goodies you desire. The Café features expansive windows letting ample light in. The stylish table and chairs offer a cozy space to dine in. Do try its assorted party sandwich tray or the vegetable basket that comes with a dip.

Café Poupon

Address:225 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States

Website: Café Poupon

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am – 6pm; Sat: 9am – 5pm (closed on Sun)

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2. Ceremony Coffee Roasters

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Come join your fellow mates in enjoying the best cup of coffee at the Ceremony Coffee Roasters Café. As if an actual ceremony, the café is known to always receive crowds of customers who come to enjoy the freshest coffee in the town. The café is known to offer a variety of seasonal coffee, harvested and sourced throughout the year. Come and get yourself an addictive cup of tasty coffee, sit in a warm and cozy space as you enjoy tasty pastries as your accompaniment.

Ceremony Coffee Roasters

Address: The Warehouse, 90 Russell St #500, Annapolis, MD 21401, United States

Website:Ceremony Coffee Roasters

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 3pm

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3. Bird in Hand

Located in the heart of Baltimore, the Bird in Hand Café is a unique café-bookshop. It is a collaboration between the Ivy Bookshop and Artifact Coffee, giving birth to a bookworm paradise. The café offers a private, peaceful spot, where you can come and spend some ‘me’ time or read your favorite novel with a mug in hand. On the menu, you will find an array of perfectly curated beverages and delicious accompaniment perfect for any occasion.

Bird in Hand

Address: 11 E 33rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Website: Bird in Hand

Opening hours: Mon - Thur: 7am – 7pm; Fri: 7am – 9pm; Sat - Sun: 8am – 7pm

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4. Artifact Coffee

The Artifact Coffee Café isn’t just any normal café you walk-in. It is known for its unique method used to prepare each drink and meal. Each coffer is prepared using the best coffee beans roasted using the traditional ways. The Café is famous for its house-made jams prepared using fresh, locally produced fruits. While the drinks and meals are undeniably the best, the café is also known to offer a cozy dining space and its rustic décor brings out a welcoming and tranquil aura.

Artifact Coffee

Address:1500 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211, United States

Website: Artifact Coffee

Opening hours: 7am – 5pm (daily)

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5. Koba Cafe

The Koba Café offers a warm and cozy space for all to come and dine. It is a full-service café offering freshly prepared breakfast, tea, coffee, and tasty lunch. There is a cozy and spacious lounge for those who would like to spend some time to study or work. The more vibrant space downstairs is the best place to sit with your group of friends and enjoy some of Koba’s tasty treats ready for you to order at the counter.

Koba Cafe

Address:644 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230

Website: Koba Cafe

Opening hours: Mon -Fri: 6am – 6pm; Sat - Sun: 7am – 6pm

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6. Dooby's

The Dooby’s Café is a Korean inspired café located in Mount Vernon, Baltimore. This upscale café serves some of the best breakfast fare, rice bowls, ramen and pork burn in the city. Dooby’s Café source their fresh ingredients from local farmers and prepare each dish that is full of flavor and nutrients. Come and have a taste of the house special bakeries, tea and coffee in the morning or end your evening with a beer, wine or tasty cocktails.


Address:802 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Website: Dooby’s

Opening hours: 7am – 8pm (daily)

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7. Terra Cafe

Come and take a moment to familiarizes yourself with the amazing service and mouth-watering menu at Terra Café. Each dish is prepared using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Terra coffee offers a variety of house special soups, sandwiches, entrees, salads and breakfast. Be the first to reserve your spot and get to enjoy a meal at Terra café, a pocket-friendly luxurious café in the heart of Baltimore.

Terra Cafe

Address:101 E 25th St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Website: Terra Cafe

Opening hours: 11am – 7pm (daily)

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8. Dovecote Cafe

Front, Dovecote Cafe, 2501 Madison Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217
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Looking for a tranquil and peaceful space where you can enjoy a meal in peace, then Dovecote Café is the place for you. Located in Reservoir Hill, this medieval café offers a safe space for a harmonious group to gather and enjoy some of the house’s special food and drinks. While it might not look as much from outside, Dovecote café holds all its goodies within its walls. Its rustic charm adds a relaxing vibe to the café, and posh seating gives the ultimate comfort, plus the service is also excellent.

Dovecote Cafe

Address:2501 Madison Ave #1f, Baltimore

Website: Dovecote Cafe

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 7am – 4pm; Sat - Sun: 8am – 4pm (closed on Mon)

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9. Miss Shirley's Cafe, Roland Park

Miss Shirley's Cafe - Roland Park
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With several outlets in the area, Miss Shirley’s Café on Roland Park is the one that piques our interest. This café is a one-stop café for all the nutritious goodies and meals you need for your day. This uptown café prepares its food and drinks using fresh ingredients from the market, giving each meal its unique taste and flavor. The café features a restaurant-like design, with options of dining inside or outside on the patio.

Miss Shirley's Cafe, Roland Park

Address:513 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore

Website:Miss Shirley’s Cafe, Roland Park

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am – 3pm; Sat - Sun: 7:30am – 3:30pm

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10. The Bun Shop

As the names suggest, The Bun Shop café offers the best space for anyone to sit, relax and enjoy an authentic American meal. This unique café offers a relaxed modern space with unmatched service. The menu is curated to offer all you need for your breakfast or lunch. Grab your meal on the go or if you got time, there is more than enough space for you to settle, dine and enjoy the peace and privacy that the café has to offer.

The Bun Shop

Address:239 W Read St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Website: The Bun Shop

Opening hours: 7am – 3am(daily)

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It is hard to start your day without having eaten something. At times it is difficult to prepare your meal from the comfort of your home. With this list of the best café in Baltimore, you have to at least try out three to five cafes to have an idea of what the city has to offer

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