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City Cafe

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$$$
Mount Vernon
American, Bar, Café, Wine Bar
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1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Eager St.)
The Charm City Circulator Purple Route stops a block away at the corner of Charles and Eager Streets. It’s FREE and convenient transportation from Federal Hill to Penn Station.
(410) 539-4252
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open 7 days/week from morning to night...
City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open 7 days/week from morning to night. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch. Restaurant, Bar, Cafe
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Lunch

I have passed by here many times but finally decided to stop in, went here on Tuesday during lunch. The service was great and the atmosphere is really nice though it was a bit warm with the sun shining in the huge windows. Boyfriend had a really good chicken sandwich and I has the flank steak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Rpie99
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I have passed by here many times but finally decided to stop in, went here on Tuesday during lunch. The service was great and the atmosphere is really nice though it was a bit warm with the sun shining in the huge windows. Boyfriend had a really good chicken sandwich and I has the flank steak salad. it was all... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The atmosphere is urban casual, hipster, chic. The service was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding! We had an open-faced scrapple sandwich with Apple slaw and an apple vinaigrette dressing, poached eggs and a veggie omelette with mixed fruit side. Delicious!!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Alright, this place had hipster written over it and I was prepared to hate it. But it was fantastic. I have been there about three times now, the last time for a New Year's Day Brunch, and each time is better than the last. Their drinks are always on point, and you get the bang for your buck, and the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The location was good. The food was very good and the servers are great. Depending on the time you go it can become crowded but the wait is fun because you see all types of people and the conversations are great. Great place to eat and visit.

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I gets busy, but this is a fabulous place for a weekend brunch in Baltimore. Coming from Canada I found the portion sizes to be HUGE (as is often the case in the United States!) but still delicious. I was visiting because my best friend has just moved to the area and our served (Dany - hope I spelt it... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was there this Saturday, I'm not gonna sit here and tell you how awesome or great or this or that this place is, because well if you are in Charm City (Baltimore, MD) go. Go!!! Don't debate it don't read the cry baby 1 star reviews and talk yourself out of it, GO!!! this place is all of these things.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This extremely popular restaurant in the Mount Vernon section attracts a chic and lively crowd. An emphasis on seafood prepared in fresh, modern ways makes it clear that this is not the old Baltimore of Old Bay crab cakes. Desserts seemed like something of an afterthought but the wine list had some interesting, well-priced selections. Noise levels can be a... More 

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philadelphia
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visit Baltimore at least annually for a family visit and are always looking for quality restaurants reasonably priced where we can have nice conversations with excellent food in a reasonably quiet environment. This place delivers on all counts. A group of very discriminating diners each ordered something different and each was very happy with his/her selections. Kudos all around.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is our first time to the CC. We made reservations thru Open Table in advance of our show reservations at the City Stage this past Saturday nite. We were running a bit behind schedule and the restaurant was very accommodating at changing our reservation and then our server, Julia, was excellent and got our food prepared and served promptly.... More 

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DMV
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Decided to dine here before a comedy show I was in town for, I placed a reservation via Open Table, an requested to have a upstairs table, however that request was NOT fulfilled even though there was indeed available seating up top....moving on! The Valet parking was free and swift, no complaints there. The restaurant is fairly edgy and sleek... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201
    (Eager St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Charm City Circulator Purple Route stops a block away at the corner of Charles and Eager Streets. It’s FREE and convenient transportation from Federal Hill to Penn Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: (410) 539-4252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Café, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance

Description

City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open 7 days/week from morning to night. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch. Restaurant, Bar, Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?