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SoBo Cafe

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6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3716
+1 410-752-1518
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in the neighborhood. Amazing menu that includes seasonal food. You have several options to pick from the menu, good bread and of course you have to try one of their amazing desserts!!! They have live music on Tuesdays and wine specials on Wednesdays. For some of my travel pictures follow me on Instagram... More 

Thank Rubi D
Baltimore, Maryland
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299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We have not been to SoBo Café in years. So we were looking forward to our dinner there. Not much has changed, the place looks the same. Artist works for sale on the wall, brightly painted walls, tables with bistro chairs (which are still uncomfortable) and a small bar area. The dining area is not large. When the place is... More 

Thank Maggi713
Columbia, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice experience for dinner with friends. Everyone agreed that the food and service lived up to the hype. Interesting menu choices, wine and beer only.Nice surroundings too. We'll be back.

Thank stevepolsky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Went there for brunch on a Ravens game day and had a really nice time! The food was really good and the drinks as well. Ask for the mimosas! People were friendly the food came really fast.

Thank Thais T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

They bake their own bread, they make their own soup, they make you your best friend when you walk in the door, what more can you ask for? There are four places to eat in Federal Hill 1) comfort tood here; 2) barbecue, harborque; 3) Mi and Yu; 4) the bestest Pop Tacos....you haven't tried it?

1 Thank Geoffrey M
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We came here for brunch and I had a delicious meal here. The eggs benedict are amazing. Loved the egg and the home fries were also amazing. We had the passion fruit mimosas (the special for the day) that was something different I had never had before.

Thank Michael T
Palatine, Illinois
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Found this place through Open Table, for the most part the food was very good, the place is a little noisy. wine service only, food can be made any way that you want it, i.e. gluten free.

Thank Michael I
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It's okay. Food was rich tasting and just average. Service was average. I thought the food prices were a little high for the portion sizes and for the quality of the food.

2 Thank R S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Having lived in Federal Hill for over three decades and eaten just about everywhere, this is the best restaurant around. Last night I had the grilled swordfish and my wife had the salmon. Both were outstanding. The service cheery, efficient and even though it was extremely busy being a beautiful evening and Orioles being in town we sat outside and... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

The food was all tasty and well presented, interesting menu. Only issue here is all the food, even the vegetarian option (stuffed chard--leaving the menu), was incredibly rich. I don't know what they use to cook, but it was just too much. I could eat only half of my food, my companion had a similar experience. Good flavor shouldn't mean... More 

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3716
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-1518
We pride ourselves on preparing our from-scratch menu with fresh seasonal ingredients and a whole lot of flavor.

Our cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy a seasonal dish and a glass of carefully chosen wine or beer. A favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home.

Weather permitting; delight in dining al fresco at one of our outdoor tables. We serve lunch daily, brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, dinner seven days and “SoBo Hour” at the bar and outdoor tables Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 7 pm.

We’re a short walk from the stadiums and the inner harbor.

SoBo Cafe follows sustainable practices by composting food waste and by recycling glass, metal, plastic & paper products.

We look forward to your next visit.

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