Tis’ the season. The season when the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to change and pumpkin spice everything overtakes your world. There’s something about a crisp fall day that just makes you want to run to the nearest coffee shop and get something warm to drink. You could hit up your usual coffee chain or you could head over to one of the many amazing local coffee shops around our great city.
1. Ceremony Coffee Roasters – Mt. Vernon
520 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
Known as a hip offshoot of an Annapolis-based coffee house, this café pours a mean artisanal brew. Other than their single-origin and blend coffees, they also offer up some small dishes like toast and salads. Many enjoy the open and contemporary atmosphere, and if you have a beautiful fall day you can even sit outside on their patio.
2. Artifact Coffee
1500 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
This Zagat-rated coffeehouse creates an amazing vibe as soon as you walk in. Located in a revamped Hampden factory, this charming coffee shop not only serves up some amazing java, they also serve up artisanal sandwiches and pastries.
3. Koba Café
644 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
A well-loved café in South Baltimore serves up some seriously high quality java. Koba offers a clean, comfortable, and friendly environment to sip your cup o’ joe or order a nice café style sandwich (the food receives raving reviews as well).
2601 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Another great little neighborhood café, Charmington’s is located in upcoming Remington neighborhood. Locals enjoy stopping in for a delicious espresso or a quick bite to eat. Vegans and vegetarians can rejoice because the offer a great healthy and organic menu full of options. Stop by to enjoy the quality coffee and charming environment.
5. Daily Grind
1720 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231
This coffee shop has its own hip style. Located on the waterfront in Fells Point, it offers a fantastic location to pick up a cup to go and walk around to enjoy the beautiful weather. Or you can settle in amongst the locals reading the newspaper or students working on their term papers. Either way you’re guaranteed to love the coffee!
6. High Grounds Coffee Roasters
3201 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Located in Highlandtown, this coffee shop offers a great place to settle in and get work done or hang out with friends, as there is ample seating. After you try their coffee you may even be inclined to pick up a bag of coffee beans to brew at home, seeing how they roast their own. The also sell their coffee at Whole Foods and Wegmans.
7. Park Café & Coffee Bar
132 McMechen St, Baltimore, MD 21217
A great little place near the MICA campus, Park Café & Coffee bar sets up outdoor seating for you as well as a window bar for indoor people watching. They control the window like a garage door to help ensure you’re always in the best environment. Just make sure you get there early because seating is limited here. Locals love their menu, including things like pastries, egg sandwiches, and risotto.
8. Zeke’s Coffee
4719 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214
This low-key café is known to not only serve up some great coffee, but some delicious food as well. So if you’re looking for more than just a cup-o-joe, head on over. The walls are often covered with local artists that you can buy from, adding to their welcoming atmosphere.
9. Common Ground
819 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
Located in a converted townhouse, this little spot has a great variety of standard and creative breakfast items and some excellent coffee. A lot of eclectic locals in Hampden choose to start their day off here, but their drinks make it worth the crowd. People really seem to love the down to earth vibe at Common Ground.
Have another coffee shop you love? Comment below and let us know!