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City Cafe

1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442
+1 410-539-4252
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“lamb burger” (13 reviews)
“crab cakes” (32 reviews)
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American, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice option, especially with a group because there is a wide variety of options (vegetarian and not). We had the calamari and cauliflower appetizers (both very good), falafel (good) and I had the shrimp and grits which was okay but I would not order again...More

Thank MJ115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a neighborhood fixture! The menu is decidedly American, and DELICIOUS!!! Service, and atmosphere, terrific, too!

Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In town for my daughter's Doctorate Graduation and went out to eat Friday evening. Made a reservation on line which was seamless. The greeting was warm and the service by our waitress Jeanette was outstanding. Jeanette was well versed in all drinks and menu items...More

Thank Abesters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here several times and each time it's exceeded expectations. Something for everyone here, menu is great and service as well.

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in Sunday for happy hour and early dinner. Sat in bar area on high tops and enjoyed the cocktail of the day a nicely arranged margarita in honor of cinco! The app of meatless nachos was perfect and a nice start to a light...More

Thank sapringle322
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Great upscale atmosphere! Food was fantastic!! Service top shelf all the way! Within walking distance of the Brexton hotel!!!

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We were staying just a block away at the Hotel Brexton and we came here fore dinner one night. It had a very relaxing atmosphere, and the food was quite good and fairly priced. Our very helpful waitress suggested the fried green tomato and lump...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We have gone to City Cafe for a few years and usually for dinner. This time, we went early on a Sunday afternoon at 3:45. We were told that they would start serving at 4:00. We sat down and ordered our food. Food was tasty...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We decided to eat here as we were in the area for a concert and the weekend brunch menu seemed very good. While the food was good, the service was a bit sub-par (late in acknowlegding us and ignored us most of the time) which...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The sad thing is that II ate here over a month ago and still can’t get over the bad time we had here!!!!Sorry but worse breakfast I’ve had in a long time!!! We actually served food that wasn’t cooked!!! I got the crab Benedict and...More

Thank seraphem6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442
    (Eager St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Charm City Circulator Purple Route stops a block away at the corner of Charles and Eager Streets. It’s FREE and convenient transportation from Federal Hill to Penn Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighbourhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-539-4252
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City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, & Weekend Brunch.
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