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City Cafe

) #38 of 1,677 Restaurants in Baltimore €€ - €€€ American, , Eastern European
1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442
+1 410-539-4252
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (36 reviews)
“lamb burger” (10 reviews)
“crab cakes” (31 reviews)
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American, Balti, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have gone to City Cafe for a few years and usually for dinner. We especially like to eat outside. The last time we were there, it was too hot for outdoor eating. Over the years, the menu has changed but it is always easy...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

City Cafe is a great place to eat. Food was great. Service was terrific. Place was clean and airy. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank PhotosFromNature
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love a good happy hour, so a couple of my friends and I decided to finally give City Cafe a try. We were met with a long wait, and mixed reviews on the food. Long wait - We waited 15 minutes for the bartender...More

Thank Chantaye A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Brunch! We all enjoyed the French Press Coffee! Enough for 3.... I had the Latin Hash that they taylored for me using Scrambled eggs versus over easy egg and my daughter had an equally delicious Marco's Chilaquilles which was spicy just as she liked...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful meal here before the symphony. Crab cakes and crab salad both excellent. There was a little mix up with our drink order and the waitress brought up another round free. She was very solicitous in getting us out...More

Thank historybuff851
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is a dependable creative restaurant. The Maryland crab soup was some of the best I have had. The oysters on the half shell were also excellent. My wife loves the lamb burger....everyone else had the soft shell crab dinners. The soft shells were great....More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 7 June 2017

There is a good selection, the food tastes good, and the prices are reasonable. Take out is possible, which means you can eat in the comfort of your local hotel room if you wish.

Thank Steven I
Reviewed 5 June 2017

On a recent trip to Baltimore we stopped in for lunch with a small group. We had the Baltimore club (with a crab cake inside!), blackened salmon sandwich, pork tacos, lamb burger, & turkey sandwich. The sandwiches came with a nice variety of bread choices...More

Thank creaghzy
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice. Service was good. We had a large party and they were able to accommodate us quickly. I had the latin hash. It was amazing, but I received a very small portion. I wasn't happy with that. The pancakes I had are...More

Thank shaneisha m
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Located just north of the central business district this is a popular spot with the locals, either lunch or dinner. Not fancy but neither rae the prices

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 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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