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About Hipp Cafe

The Hipp Café offers healthy fare made using organic and locally sourced ingredients made from scratch daily. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the venue seeks to offer alternative fare to classic pub food with items that are just as filling and delicious. On the menu at The Hipp Café, you are sure to find such items as roasted beet salad, tuna poke tacos, bruschetta toast, herb grilled chicken sandwich and pork belly banh mi.

For a sweet treat, try the warm brioche bread pudding or classic New York cheesecake as a dessert option at The Hipp Café. Guests can also enjoy the ultimate chocolate cake which adds ganache and fresh berries for a refreshing and indulgent dessert that is sure to satisfy.

12 N Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2 hours prior to showtime;
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 2 hours prior to showtime

Cross Street:
W Baltimore Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 625-1401 ext. 205

Website:
http://www.thehippcafe.com/

Catering:
Spectrum is a full service caterer. Our Executive Chef & Professional Events team can customize a menu for your next event ranging from breakfast meetings & corporate dinners to barmitzvahs or weddings.

Parking Details:
There is parking attached to the Hippodrome Theatre in the Grand Garage. When exiting the garage please use the Paca street exit and turn left onto W Baltimore Street. The Hipp Cafe is located between Paca Street and N Eutaw Street

Executive Chef:
Paul Lever

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Spectrum's Event Coordinator Kimberly Dorgan for our private Dining and event options

Private Party Contact:
Kimberly Dorgan: (443) 703-2430

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Hipp Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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food

3.7

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4.0

ambience

3.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (222)
Neighborhood Gem (152)
Special Occasion (139)
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Kid-friendly (98)
Good for Groups (88)
Fit for Foodies (84)
Late-night Find (39)
Hot Spot (32)
Great for Brunch (29)
Romantic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2014

Great place to eat before the show..good food, quick service, and easy to get to show.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2014

A convenient location when attending events at the Hippodrome theater. Food was good, crab cakes a bit too spicy (overwhelmed the crab). As a cafe, the setting was Spartan, but nice, clean, spacious, and quiet.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 17, 2014

We had lunch at the Hipp Café before the show. I would highly recommend this. The food was delicious and it was very convenient. We enjoyed our lunch and then walked into the theater to our seats once the doors opened.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 16, 2014

The Hipp Cafe was a very enjoyable place to get a tasty dinner before a show. It was convenient, comfortable and a lot of fun. The price of the food was moderate, very comparable to other places to eat. The service was very cheerful, helpful and courteous. All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 15, 2014

If you're going to a performance at the Hippodrome, this little cafe is the place to go. The food is simple....sandwiches and salads, but the service is very friendly and prompt. Compared to Alewife, across the street, the food is better and you don't have to suffer through the loud noise; and compared to the newer Forno, if you prefer simple straightforward, very reasonably priced food, go to Hipp Cafe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2014

It's a great place to have dinner before a show and it is generally a good idea to make a reservation, just in case.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 11, 2014

It was very convenient, service was wonderful and the food was good. We would definitely use the Hipp Cafe again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 10, 2014

It is a pleasure to come early for a hippodrome show and have dinner in the cafe. It has easy ordering. The servers are volunteers as they are involved in the workings of the show. They are very frienldly and helpful. The menu is very limited and never changes. That is the only downside.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 10, 2014

When seeing a show this place is very convenient and affordable. The food is good and the staff very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 10, 2014

The reason I reserved here with my granddaughter was because their menu said they had small individual pizzas. When we arrived, there was no one to check in with and no waiter. There was only a counter to order at and no pizzas at all on their menu. I told them on the Open Table link to Hipp there were pizzas and they were misleading people by leaving them on there. I asked if there was anyone who would check us in and they said no. We left and went across the street to a lovely Italian restaurant. TAKE THESE GUYS OFF YOUR LIST. Zero rating all around

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 10, 2014

I have had lunch there twice. The first time they gave me a table under the staircase. This last time they let someone else take my original assigned table and the waitress did not tell us that we had to go to the bar and order our food. I do not plan to go there again unless it is absolutely necessary.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 7, 2014

Good food and very timely - great service. Works really well for a night at the Hippadrome. Not a great dining experience but I have been multiple times and pleased with each experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2014

We had a reservation at the Hipp Café at 6:45 before the show. Had no problem getting there from the attached garage even though the theater was not open until 7:00. Service was friendly and fast, but the crabcake I had was tiny and burned on the bottom and really not good even though it was pretty pricey. I would go again just for convenience, but I wouldn't get crabcakes.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2014

We dine here for all theatre events because of the convenience and some handicapped in the group. Your menu gets very boring over time. Would be nice if there were specials or changes to the menu periodically. Cannot beat the convenience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2014

A great place to get a little something to eat before the theatre. Taco salad was great. Hamburgers needed a little help. No French fries was a negative.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 3, 2014

Was not open and receiving guests until 10 minutes after opening time and reservation tiem, not clean, bad smell - smelled like old grease. Food was awful, dry, appeared to be heated in the microwave.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2014

Since we live in the DC Metro area, we don't generally go to the Hippodrome, so we don't know where to eat in the area. The Hipp Cafe seemed an obvious choice since it was right next to the theatre. We'll not make that mistake again. My bar-b-q chicken sandwich had a sauce much too liquid to eat as a sandwich, plus the meat was dry, making it inedible to me. My husband's burger was also dry. And the home-made chips were doused in Bay seasoning, which we also couldn't eat. We might have tried the desserts, but by that time the sole line to order food was backed up, and we didn't want to be late for the show.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 12, 2014

The Hipp Café is a great place for a lunch or a snack before a show at the Hippodrome Theatre. The food is fresh and delicious, and the portions are large. Reservations are recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 10, 2014

Very expensive and food was just so so. You sit in the lobby of the Hippodrome

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2014

The Hipp Café is a great place to eat before a show at the Hippodrome. Tasty meals are served quickly to accommodate the pretheater crowd at the Hippodrome Theatre. The limited menu and semi self-service arrangement help the Hipp Café service many patrons well. If I wanted better atmosphere, I would plan to spend more time and money at another restaurant near the theater. If you have a reservation, you can get to the restaurant directly from the Grand Garage without needing to circle the theater from the street.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 9, 2014

We eat there before each of our plays. Staff is very friendly and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 9, 2014

Menu has changed. That is good. The only issue was that although I made a reservation via Opentable, the Hipp cafe did not have amy record of it. It did not turn out to be a problem because there was a table available that we were able to use.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 9, 2014

We enjoy going to the Hipp Cafe as we can enjoy a leisurely lunch and know we ae minutes away from our seats. Menu is consistent and very good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 6, 2014

Great hassle free place to eat before the show.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 6, 2014

Despite a few negative reviews I've read, I found the Hipp Cafe to be the perfect venue for pre-theater dining. Make your reservation for 6:00 PM. Easy parking in the Grand Garage. No lines. Helpful, courteous and unrushed staff who guide you through the ordering process. Fast and efficient service after ordering (less than 10 minutes). As one of the first guests of the evening, everything came out fresh and hot. The Chicken Rosemary Rice soup was outstanding (pay a little more and get a bowl). Otherwise, settle for the combo cup & sandwich for one price. All the sandwiches looked great coming out of the kitchen including our honey BBQ chicken & bacon and the steak hoagie. Pass on the homemade chips (way too salty). Ask for a substitute!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 5, 2014

Good spot when going to the Hippodrome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 5, 2014

Quick place for a simple meal before the show. Otherwise, there is no reason to eat here.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 4, 2014

Good place to eat before the show starts. Food is nothing special but more than adequate. The staff is always courteous and always hustling to get the job done.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 4, 2014

My wife and I were very very pleasantly surprised with the Hipp. We were looking for a convenient restaurant to the Hippodrome and welcomed a light menu. It hit the mark perfectly. The food was very tasty. I enjoyed sitting in the lobby area and that our reservation had our name on the table was a nice touch. Only drawback is standing on line to order your food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2014

Offers sandwiches, salads and beer and wine. Quick and everyone working there was great. Good stop before the show, quick, good and a lite meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2014

The Hipp Café was the perfect place to eat prior to a performance at the Hippodrome.

Although the menu was limited, the food was good and the service very friendly.

My wife loved the Taco Salad, I was less than overwhelmed by the crabcake sandwich . . . a shame when world-class crab cakes are available for take out at Faidley's in Lexington Market only one block north . . . though closed on Sundays.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 2, 2014

Great place to grab a quick meal before a show at the Hippodrome theater.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2014

Had lunch with friends before show and it was very convenient and fun. The food was decent and they scan your tickets while you are seated so you just go right into the theater without going outside again. You order at the register and then they bring your food to your table. Overall, it was a nice way to start the theater experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2014

The menu is dull and limited, wraps and salads, maybe a bowl of soup. You need to wait in line, and place your order at the counter. They will bring it to you when your food is ready, but that is all the "service" you will receive. The food is better at Panera's (down the street), and they have a grand total of 3 beers (all bottles). The location is great, but the rest of meal leaves a lot to be desired. Also, if you park in the attached garage, you still have to walk around the building in the cold if it is before the theater opens.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 27, 2014

We enjoy eating at the Hip Cafe before attending a performance. The change of walking outside from the parking garage was an inconvenience since we are regulars and season ticket holders, and it was very cold outside! We had reservations. I think you need to work on that ... Have a list of reservation holders to keep strays from lingering in the lobby.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 27, 2014

This was our first visit to the Hipp Cafe. We enjoyed the quick cafe food. The wait staff was very helpful. They ensured that our encounter was positive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 26, 2014

We came to Cafe Hipp because we were to see a play at the Hippodrome Theater the same eve .We have eaten there before >To be able to advance reserve a table ,dine & go right into the performance is so-o-o convenient .
The food is plentiful & tasty , is nicely presented .We were very pleased again & we will follow the same plan each time we go to the theater there .

Thanks for a pleasant experience .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 26, 2014

Couldn't get reservations at the Alewife for dinner before the show and ended up at the Hipp Cafe. You have to stand in line both to get your drinks and order your food. Drink prices are OUTRAGEOUS; a server brings the food to your table. Food is OK, nothing special. The chief draw is convenience before a performance at the Hippodrome. You certainly would never go here otherwise.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 25, 2014

Convenience to theatre is the best. Food menu becomes boring after several visits.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2014

We were so pleased to find the was a Hipp Cafe but then to find that the service was outstanding and food [the small order we had] was great. Just upset that the home made potato chips that I was so thrilled to find on my plate, were too liberally covered in pepper for me to eat them [I can't do spicy things]... What a convenience to have this right in the lobby of the theatre to make it easy to have a bite, then just go upstairs to the show! And a pleasant surprise to find the cafe staff could scan our theatre ticket while we ate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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