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Jun 8, 2010 08:03 PM

Breakfast/Lunch in Baltimore Saturday and Sunday

My sister and I will be in Baltimore this Saturday and Sunday. We are looking for a good breakfast and lunch on both days. I have looked through the threads and thought I would post to see what else is out there. We will be staying at the Renaissance Harborplace (weekend trip from NOVA).

I am tracking Blue Moon and Miss Shirley's. What else? Price and cuisine are not an issue and we are willing to drive.

We will also be heading back to NOVA on Sunday, so a place on the way back would be great too! Thanks.


Blue Moon Cafe
1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Miss Shirley's
750 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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  1. ok I got this one -
    neighborhood of the original location looks a little skitchy but it's fine.

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    1. re: hill food

      I also strongly endorse Attman's. For breakfast you might want to consider two of the late William Donald Schaefer's favorites, Rallo's on Fort Avenue in South Baltimore near Federal Hill or Jimmy's in Fell's Point.

      Rallo's Restaurant
      838 E Fort Ave Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21230

    2. Sunday Brunch try Hull Street Blues
      For a light breakfast try Piedgrotta just outside Lilttle Italy
      Lunch.. I will second Attmans deli
      Lunch option two Gia's on Eastern Ave

      Hull Street Blues Cafe
      1222 Hull St, Baltimore, MD 21230

      Gia's Cafe
      410 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202

      1. My picks would be Attman's for lunch for sure. Check out Golden West Cafe for something different. Imo Blue Moon is overhyped. I've had a good brunch at Rocket to Venus. Great hummus plate.

        Golden West Cafe
        1105 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD

        Blue Moon Cafe
        1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

        1. Clementine is pretty good too!
          It's a little out of the way, but very good none the less and Hamilton is very typical Baltimore too. Also great pastries can be found at Pastisserie Poupon on Baltimore Street.

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          1. re: christiejs83

            There are some great places in Canton.
            Also, Cafe Hon is an old favorite, and you really get a taste of Baltimore there so to speak.

            Cafe Hon
            1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

          2. Miss Shirley's is CAN'T miss.


            Miss Shirley's
            750 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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            1. re: uhockey

              Sorry -- have to disagree. Lots of people love Miss Shirley's, so I'm going against the grain. I had two terrible brunches there recently. One was about $100 for 4 people with tip (no liquor) and the other about $95. Not even close to worth it. I think the bar for breakfast joints in Baltimore is kind of low. We also had an inedible breakfast at Clementine's last month (March 2011) and that place had tremendous promise when it opened -- and great charcuterie, too. Wish I had a more positive update to this thread... Actually, the breakfast burritos at On the Hill (Bolton Hill) are tasty and the café has a great neighborhood feel.

              Miss Shirley's Cafe
              513 W Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21210

              1. re: elspeth mcdoodle

                I'm very surprised to hear that about Clementine...I've been there twice during March and April, both for breakfast and day they were very short staffed so the wait was a while, but the food was fabulous, as was the beer and cocktails...maybe you went on an off day, which could happen...sorry it happened to you!

                1. re: crosby_p

                  I do think that it was an off couple of mornings at Clementine -- maybe they were short-staffed in the kitchen and/or on the floor. Three of our party of 8 ordered a French toast casserole and it wasn't just burned -- it was dessicated... scorched earth. I ordered an egg casserole and it was rubber. So glad to hear these things may have been a fluke! Clementine otherwise has a wonderfully unpretentious and playful approach to food. And you're right, crosby, they have GREAT cocktails. Maybe I need to drink more at brunch-time! ; )

                2. re: elspeth mcdoodle

                  I join e.mcdoodle in being totally unimpressed by Miss Shirley's. The food is expensive, but not all that great. I would much rather be at Gertrudes for brunch, or Clementine's (where I have recently had two excellent breakfasts/brunches -- very surprised at e.m.'s experience there). For my money, the cooking is at a higher order at both of them.

                  Miss Shirley's
                  750 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202