Mother’s Day is one week away! You might not have a present yet but sometimes the best present is some quality time together. I find that time is best spent over brunch with a Blood Mary in hand. On that note, here is a list of my favorite brunch spots in Baltimore. Check them out and then call for a reservation (if possible) for you and the lady who raised you to be who you are today! It will undoubtedly be a popular day for brunch.
Red Star – 906 S Wolfe St, Fells Point – The only thing I like better than the atmosphere with the wooden beams and gorgeous bar is the food! Especially the colorful potato mixture and the bottomless option for mimosas and bloodys.
Blue Moon Cafe – 1621 Aliceanna St, Fells Point – known for their Cap’n Crunch French Toast and the line out the door to wait for them. This is one you will want to get up nice and early for in order to beat the crowd.
Teavolve – 1401 Aliceanna St, Harbor East – it is more than just tea! Great spot for a nice fresh, filling but not overwhelming brunch.
The Morning Edition Cafe – 153 N. Patterson Park Ave – in an unsuspecting location just north of Patterson Park hidden under all the foliage and plants are some delicious brunch specialties! Be sure to hunt this one out.
Little Havana – 1325A Key Hwy, Federal Hill – featuring a Cuban inspired brunch with unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys. If it is nice out, it might be worth the wait to get yourself a table outside on the water.
Golden West – 1105 W. 36th St, Hampden – the only thing better than brunch is a Tex-Mex brunch! Great spot for carnivores and vegetarians alike. My favorite being the Elvis pancakes. There is bacon IN the pancakes, but it is quite a feat to finish it all, you might find yourself waving the white flag before finishing one.
The Food Market – 1017 W. 36th St, Hampden – this restaurant quickly made itself a staple on the Ave. While it is known to be tough to get a dinner reservation for, you can easily hop in for brunch, especially if you hit it up early. The dishes are fresh and the bill is surprisingly low (compared to their dinner).
Rocket to Venus – 3360 Chestnut Ave, Hampden – the dark atmosphere may not be the first thing you associate with a Sunday brunch, but the food always has a fun twist on the familiar. Also, their large (and covered!) patio is now open, great for dining al fresco!
Miss Shirley’s – 513 W Cold Spring Ln, Roland Park OR 750 E Pratt St, Downtown – even with 2 locations to choose from, this place gets packed pretty easily, but that says something in itself! The food is indulgent but worth every bite. Check out the ever rotating French Toast of the Month!