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“The name is misleading!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ze Mean Bean Cafe

Ze Mean Bean Cafe
Ranked #848 of 1,999 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Eastern European, American, Polish, Cafe, Central European
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The name is misleading!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Ze Mean Bean Cafe has been in Baltimore for years and i've never been tempted to try it because of the odd name. If it were Cafe Budapest or Cafe Prague it would be more alluring.
That said, the restaurant is fabulous, warm and cozy like the inside of a jewel box! It is small and reminds me a bit of the fine small places in Paris. It seats about 24 plus a bar. Their
Pierogies are bites of heaven, and although i had never wanted to taste borsht, it too was
delicious. The cost is reason $14-18 for dinners in the evening, stuffed cabbage, beef goulash.
Perhaps unfamiliar to you, this food is solid comfort! The service was attentive and the night
we were there, there was an accordian playing softly. Ummmm!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“WHAT A FIND!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Eastern European restaurant & wine bar is indeed a find. Weekend brunch menu, fab Polish & Hungarian fare with a new world twist to some old standards. Desserts are all home made. You won't be disappointed.

Visited October 2012
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BALTIMORE
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198 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Eggs Benedict Galore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

On Sundays they have a Jazz brunch with about 18 different styles of eggs Benedict. What a great find for breakfast. Prices are reasonable and the food is great. Nice change from the regular diner food/

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank eatingcharmcity
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Baltimore, Maryland
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366 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Unique little place with a great vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

The food here is delicious. The ambiance is great. It's a tiny little neighborhood gem. Love when they have live music and the lights up at Christmas time. Great place to visit for lunch or dinner.

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1 Thank joeybagz312
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Great overall experience. Atmosphere and dining! Decent pricing...Live entertainment

Visited November 2011
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