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On The Hill Cafe LLC

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1431 John St, Baltimore, MD 21217-4268
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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    4 of 5 stars
Unpretentious, and good!

This cafe, which appeared to be the only eatery in its area, offers a nice variety of healthy foods at fair prices. Staff was friendly. We ate outdoors on a pleasant summer day and certainly enjoyed our brunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Marian C
Belmont, Massachusetts
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This cafe, which appeared to be the only eatery in its area, offers a nice variety of healthy foods at fair prices. Staff was friendly. We ate outdoors on a pleasant summer day and certainly enjoyed our brunch.

Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Good hamburger and similar food in a small neighborhood restaurant. I've eaten here a number of times. It's sometimes quite crowded although there are additional tables outdoors for summer. Helpings generous.

Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Found this place looking for a sit down place during Artscape. Even during that busy time I managed to snag a seat at one of the 7 tables for 2. Located corner row house (so you know its tiny). Had tamale cakes adding pork for a huge portion. Food was excellent. You order at the counter so it's not full... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Last week my granddaughter treated me to lunch at On the Hill Cafe, and what a treat it was. I don't think I've ever seen such an interesting menu of sandwiches, salads, etc. We both had a half sandwich with salad combination. (You can also have the half sandwich with soup of your choice.) I had the On the Hill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're into tamale cakes you must try them here!!! The burgers are awesome as well. In addition, there's bottomless coffee - No complaints from me!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I don't get out for lunch all that often. On the weekends, that time is kept sacred for brunch-like foods, coffee and mimosas (or a properly made bloody). I was lucky enough to have a chance to stop into this little cafe on a Thursday afternoon. It's on the corner of John Street and Mosher Street in Bolton Hill -... More 

Centreville, Virginia, United States
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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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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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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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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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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


Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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