About the Restaurant

We are City Cafe - a local favorite with a citywide following, serving you delicious food with warm service in a relaxed, modern setting. City Cafe is conveniently located in Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, just off of I-83 and not too far from Penn Station. Whether you are joining us for a weekend brunch or pre-theater meal in our restaurant, a party with your closest friends, or enjoying a craft cocktail at our Italian marble bar, City Cafe looks forward to providing you with an experience that will turn you from a first-time guest into one of our family of regulars. We happily accommodate groups. 

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Chef James Jennings

Our kitchen is headed by Executive Chef James Jennings. Chef James was recently the Chef de Cuisine at The Food Market and Sous Chef in San Francisco under Chef Michael Mina.


City Cafe is perfect for dinner with friends, a business luncheon, brunch with family, a special occasion, or dinner before a show. Our full menu is served at both of our bars, patio tables, and is available for carry-out. We welcome parties of all sizes. Walk on in! Reservations are not required, but we are happy to take them.


Enjoy your "Frisky Sour" at either of our two bars. A spectacular, Italian marble bar, or a cozy, serpentine, concrete bar. Both have friendly bartenders, an extensive wine list and draft and bottled beer selections.


Our cozy loft is the perfect place for a quiet lunch or a sit-down private party. You will be able to gaze down at the hustle and bustle of the busy dining room while never feeling crowded in this sleek, bamboo accented space. Our Loft is available for your next Private Event. Click here for Private Event information.


When the Sun is out and the weather is right, our patio is the place to be seen! Full dining and drink menus are offered. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome. We take the comfort of our four-legged guests just as seriously as we do that of their parents.


Our baristas are passionate about their coffee, to our benefit and yours. In our cafe you will find them serving the finest, traditionally prepared espresso drinks available. We even participate in the Baltimore Barista Collective's latte art competitions. We only use beans that have been selected by our artisanal roaster, Ceremony Coffee out of Annapolis, Maryland. ceremonycoffee.com

About City Cafe

We are City Cafe - a local favorite with a citywide following, serving
you delicious food with warm
service in a relaxed, modern

Executive Chef, James Jennings, prepares an original menu of classic American comfort food with a twist. Lunch, dinner, weekend brunch & happy hour are offered daily. Groups are accommodated.

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1001 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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