Baltimore's Breakfast and Brunch Spots

Good morning, Baltimore! What better way to start your day than with a hearty meal at one of Baltimore’s many delicious breakfast and brunch spots? From the traditional pancakes and bacon to only-in-Baltimore options like crab cake eggs benedict, there is something for everyone. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to be singing and dancing your way around Baltimore the rest of the day.

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Miss Shirley’s Café

Miss Shirley’s Café has become a renowned, family-friendly favorite. Started in 2005 with just one small café, there are now two locations in the city and one in Annapolis. Here you can find unique dishes featured each month with seasonal flavors such as pumpkin or egg nog, or local favorites such as Berger cookies or crabmeat.

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If you’re looking for something quick and easy, Dooby’s is a great place to grab something to go. Dooby’s offers standards such as breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal, but the house-made pastries are where the café really shines. And don’t forget to get your caffeine fix here – espresso, cappuccino, macchiato – Dooby’s takes its coffee seriously.

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Woodberry Kitchen

On the weekends, Woodberry Kitchen is a can’t-miss for brunch. You’ll find elaborate combinations of breakfast meats, eggs and vegetables, with the occasional addition of rockfish, blue crab or clams, which are all sourced locally. Save room for the baked goods – doughnuts, coffee cake, scones and more all made in-house.

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Johnny’s brings a little of the West Coast to the East Coast. Think breakfast burritos and omelettes with an extra kick of spice, plus you’ll find specialty coffees from Central and South America. And on the weekends, Johnny’s brunch kicks it up a notch with a whiskey caramel sauce poured over cinnamon Belgium waffles.

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Avenue Bakery

For those with a serious sweet tooth the Avenue Bakery is the perfect place to go. A family-owned bakery that celebrates its African American heritage, Avenue Bakery offers cinnamon buns, muffins, pies, cakes, cookies, and the famous Poppay’s rolls.

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Food Market

Brunch at The Food Market is the perfect time to try out a new cocktail, like a bloody mary with jalapeño-infused vodka or a French toast shot. Of course, the food should not be overlooked. Try the breakfast biscotti and the Monte Cristo, but no matter what you choose you can’t go wrong.

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There’s nothing heartier than an Irish breakfast, and Slainte is where you should go for a taste of the Emerald Isle. Other specialties include the Irish pancakes and the corned beef hash, just like they make it across the pond.

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RowHouse Grille

Before climbing up Federal Hill, load up on weekend brunch at RowHouse Grille. The Buffalo Soldier cupcakes are sure to tide you over all day with cornbread, Buffalo chicken, blue cheese potato frosting and bacon bits. If you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet, don’t fret, try the grilled mixed veggies, quinoa and poached egg or gluten-free banana pancakes.

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Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats

Sunday brunch is anything but a drag in Baltimore! Enjoy bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys as well as feature performances by female impersonators the second Sunday of each month at Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats, located in the Hotel Indigo. Be sure to check out the pancakes of the day or the breakfast bowl.

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Points South Latin Kitchen

Points South Latin Kitchen's Drag Brunch, held the first and third Sunday of each month, has quickly become one of Baltimore's premier brunch destinations. Spice up your brunch options with Latin-style dishes like huevos rancheros and pupusas – tortillas stuffed with things like chorizo, black beans and cheese.

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Artifact Coffee

From the Woodberry Kitchen team, Artifact Coffee is the perfect place for "food and drink to fuel body & soul." This Hampden factory turned coffeehouse offers pastries baked at Woodberry Kitchen; a breakfast plate with the classic eggs, toast and choice of meat or vegetables; and superb coffees, espressos and teas.