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Sep 20, 2011 06:19 AM

Weekday breakfast in Baltimore

I'll be staying with a friend in Bolton Hill this upcoming Thursday night and am looking for a place to grab breakfast Friday morning before I head back to Harford County.

I've considered On the Hill Cafe, Attman's, Broadway Diner, and Blue Moon Cafe. I've been to Miss Shirley's and while good, I thought it was a tad overpriced. I love Attman's but have never been there during breakfast and am nervous about the lines at Blue Moon Cafe. Suggestions are welcome and appreciated!

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

Blue Moon Cafe
1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Broadway Diner
6501 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224

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    1. I find Blue Moon very underwhelming with horrendous and slow service. If in Fells Point, I prefer Jimmy's.

      Blue Moon Cafe
      1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

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      1. re: gregb

        My first choice would actually be Golden West, but it's pretty far out of the way. That is, unless I take 83N up to 695 and go home that way. Hmmm, how's parking in Hampden? :)

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

        1. Friday morning, Blue Moon lines are unlikely to be a problem. Attman's is best at smoked fish and bagels, the eggs and bacon are not great. On the Hill is solid and has good coffeee and tea.

          One other poss would be Cafe Piedigrotta, which is just east of Little Italy (ie. no farther than Blue Moon). Or what about Milk & Honey, on Cathedral Street near where you are staying? Mostly croissants, breads and breakfast sandwiches, but good coffee and tea also.

          Blue Moon Cafe
          1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

          1. Jimmy's gives one the best bang for a buck, with Pete's on Greenmount Avenue the runner-up. I went by Miss Shirley's at the Inner Harbor, took one look at the prices and eased on down the road to Jimmy's. I breakfasted this morning at Broadway Diner and found it to be similar to the Double T chain in its quality and pricing, so I will stick with Jimmy's and Pete's in the future.

            1. Attman's is fine for breakfast if you want bagels and smoked fish; the rest is nothing special.