Breakfast in Baltimore Is No Light Affair

The great thing about breakfast in Baltimore is that it can be as light as a French croissant or as heavy as a jumbo lump crab omelette with hollandaise sauce. Whatever your fancy, one of these 10Best Baltimore breakfast spots has you covered.

Breakfast can be a family affair or the after-party to a late night on the town. No two cafes or restaurants in Baltimore do breakfast alike. As subjective as it is to pick the city's best crab cake, so is it for picking the best restaurant. Each restaurant on our 10Best list has won accolades for their creations, whether it be from professional critics or neighborhood locals. And deciding where to dine is dependent on individual tastes and cravings. 

10Best readers will find much to enjoy at Piedigrotta, serving up over-sized portions of Italian and local goodness. Meanwhile, it's hard to not mention the popular Miss Shirley's, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great breakfast.

TeaVolve Cafe & Lounge


Teavolve Cafe & Lounge is located in Harbor East, a stone's throw from the Inner Harbor, right after you pass Little Italy and before you enter Fell's Point. This trendy, hip cafe and lounge welcomes large groups as well as the single...  Read More

East Baltimore
Bonjour Bakery
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Bonjour Bakery is located a few minutes away from the downtown area off of 83 off of Falls Rd. This French Bakery is a great option for those looking for options outside of the downtown area. Crepes, pastries, quiches, tarts, croissants, and...  Read More

Mt Vernon


City Cafe is located in historical Mt. Vernon amongst the area's cultural landmarks and artsy entertainment. This stylish and modern restaurant is well appointed and a popular stop for theater-goers. A fairly young restaurant, City Cafe has...  Read More

Fenwick Bakery


Fenwick Bakery is located in Parkville in very unpretentious surroundings. Although Fenwick was featured on the Weather Channel, it hasn't allowed notoriety or fame go to its head. This is probably one of the most affordable bakeries you'll find...  Read More

Roland Park
Paper Moon Diner


This is a diner with an independent streak. It doesn't abide by the classic chrome-and-vinyl formula, but instead has a dining room full of fun and funky accents like classic toys and elaborately dressed mannequins lurking in the corners. The...  Read More

South Baltimore
Hull Street Blues Cafe


Hull Street Blues Cafe, situated at the base of a row home, is the resident cafe restaurant for the Locust Point neighborhood. What started as a saloon in 1889, Hull Street Cafe is named after a naval hero from the War of 1812. The cafe has a...  Read More

Blue Moon Café


Blue Moon Cafe, located in Fell's Point, serves up breakfast and brunch in its own unique way. The atmosphere and decor is down to earth and just as eclectic as the menu. The cafe serves up large meals in its intimately small space. Its...  Read More

North Baltimore
Miss Shirley's
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Miss Shirley's operates in three locations: the Inner Harbor, Annapolis, and Roland Park, Baltimore. The food here is decadent, hearty, mouth-watering and any other adjective you can give to award-winning breakfast dishes like the pumpkin...  Read More


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