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    9 Baltimore Coffee Shops You Have to Try

    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).

    4. Charmington’s
    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!

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    Josh Mente

    Real Estate Leader Josh Mente, is a founding member and owner of The MD Home Team of Keller Williams Excellence, and is responsible for business administration and marketing for the firm. Josh’s career path began in 1998 as a loan officer for Eastern Savings Bank, where he managed national accounts. He later joined Option One Mortgage originating more than 500 transactions per year valued at $100M+ in sales. In 2006, Mente shifted his expertise to real estate sales, gained his license and focused on buy/fix/sell transactions. Josh is a member of Elite Real Estate Network (ERN), the 2009 Rookie of the Year for Long and Foster corporate, and in 2012 ranked 206 and 2013 ranked 234 in Real Trends of the Wall Street Journal, ranking in the top 250 agents nationwide for all brokerages. From any early age, Josh was introverted and worked hard to overcome a fears of sales - a business that doesn't lend itself well to introverted people. When challenged by a manager that he didn’t have what it took for a specific job, Josh pushed forward and won approval in his new position. That was a pivotal moment that set the pace for his success in real estate sales. Having earned an AA degree from Montgomery College in business administration in 1995 and a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Towson University in Mass Communications 1997, Josh married his college sweetheart Melinda and they now have three wonderful daughters that provide the opportunity to watch them grow up and experience things for the first time. A committed sports fanatic, Josh spends time on the golf course, and follows the Ravens and Orioles as a season ticket holder. He is a part owner of two restaurants in Manhattan, enjoys music and time away with the family at their beach house in Rehoboth, DE. He hopes to find time for his hobbies that include building furniture, playing guitar, learning Spanish and flying planes.

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