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On The Hill Cafe LLC

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1431 John St, Baltimore, MD 21217-4268
410-225-9667
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    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
Very cool!

Tiny place? Yes however great food, fast service, you have to interact with the order taker to customize your meal to your liking. This is a unique thing and create a nice feeling about the love for food and re-set the standards for customer care that's is fading away during this era of high-speed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
George K
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Centreville, Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Centreville, Virginia, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Tiny place? Yes however great food, fast service, you have to interact with the order taker to customize your meal to your liking. This is a unique thing and create a nice feeling about the love for food and re-set the standards for customer care that's is fading away during this era of high-speed everthing. Food via drive-thru? not good... More 

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Austin, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We recently stopped in On the Hill Cafe on our way to BWI. The cafe is small - maybe seating for 16 or so inside - which we found charming. We tried the almond croissant, a breakfast burrito, and a spinach and feta breakfast sandwich, together with coffee. All three choices were tasty, but the almond croissant was the hands-down... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We live around the corner from On The Hill. The food is good and generally fast. However it is just too crowded at lunch to go any more, especially when it is cold and the outside tables are not available The regular staff is helpful and pleasant. The owner seems more interested in bossing around his cooks and counting his... More 

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48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Just a few blocks from our B & B we found this neighborhood coffee shop with delightful breakfast foods. Locals visit and relax on this corner of a gentrified neighborhood of restored row-houses.

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Edina, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Was looking for coffee. Excellent café with a few sidewalk tables in brownstone neighborhood in middle of MICA. Fantastic menu (includes vegan and vegetarian). Good service!

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Denver, CO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I think some 3 star reviews of this hidden gem on the hill are funny how they obviously seem to have been looking for say a 'business meeting' larger lunch spot so they didn't find this lovely oasis met their needs. It's tiny, busy and can run out of bagels because it's tucked in feel in a close-knit community small... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I've been there several times lately because I like their bagels so it's annoying when they run out! They have a good bagel and smoked salmon combination with the right condiments. Also the lines can get long and the place is small, so they must be doing something right.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Tiny, veg-abundant, hole-in-the-wall is great for casual breakfasts and lunches, but it's a bit too cramped for a business lunch unless you want to eat outside. (Yep, I found that last bit out the hard way.)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Seems only MICA students and residents of the Bolton Hill neighborhood where it's located know about this hidden treasure. But if you want the best sandwich to be had in all the city this is the place. Wonderful, chef created, soups, sandwiches, wraps and more make a lunch not soon forgotten. Gourmet beverage creations, too! Yes, as other reviewers have... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A nice student and neighborhood-centered sandwich shop with good food and few tables, so best for carryout. Everything is priced very reasonably.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1431 John St, Baltimore, MD 21217-4268
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: 410-225-9667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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