My Top Baltimore Brunch Spots

Type A Cosmo gal loves a good brunch (which for me is just an excuse to eat breakfast after 12 and drink alcohol before 5). And although Baltimore is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from what I call the brunch capital of the country (maybe even world?); it has a lot of good options on its own. So in my continued mini series on fun Baltimore spots I will highlight my favorite Baltimore brunch places!

courtesy of yelp
courtesy of yelp

Teavolve Café and Lounge– Yes I know I mentioned Teavolve, located in the Harbor East area, in another post but when you’re good, you’re good. And three words: Red Velvet Pancakes. I need say nothing else. But I guess I should mention the array of teas which is their thing. The vibe is hip and cool and really I haven’t had a bad meal from there yet.

Miss Shirley’s Cafe- It’s so good here they have two locations: Roland Park and the Inner Harbor area (and I’ve been to both and love them equally). Winner in the Best of Baltimore Magazine, this is a must if you come to Baltimore. The food is down home and I can’t recall not liking anything I’ve eaten there. The vibe is classy southern style. Fried Green Tomatoes were yummy, funky monkey bread was delish, waffles devine. I hear great things about their chicken and waffles. Of course these are popular spots in Baltimore so make reservations or come at an off time. I could go on so check it out!

Mama’s on the Half Shell – This is another local favorite. Come for brunch, dinner, happy hour. Come early because it can get packed. The crab cakes and oysters are awesome. The drinks are great. The atmosphere is casual and laid back but fun in this Canton area spot.

Papermoon– Eclectic is the word for this 24 hour dining spot. Any late night partying twenty something (or older) knows to come here after a night of dancing and if you want the kitschy feel of Baltimore you can get it here.

Café Hon – If you haven’t guessed, I like a quirky vibe and Baltimore has tons of that. Somewhere between southern charm and northern hipness (is that a word?), Baltimore is full of quirk and Café Hon exemplifies it. Complete with a full sized Elvis, this fun little spot in Hampden has tasty food, a fun vibe and that Bmore charm.

Other recommendations from friends: The Food Market, Mari Luna, Live! and Plates

One comment

  1. Teavolve and Miss Shirleys are nice, that is, if you have a reservation and even still don’t mind a long wait during peak times.

    Mama’s on the Half Shell I loooooove! I must go back soon.

    Cafe Hon has a nice lil happy hour with very reasonable, tasty dishes.


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