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About SoBo Cafe

We pride ourselves on preparing our from-scratch menu with fresh ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. Our cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy a seasonal dish and a glass of carefully chosen wine or beer. A perennial favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home. We are gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan friendly.

We are a short walk from Camden Yards/Oriole Park & M&T/Ravens Stadium. We are very close to the Convention Center, Downtown & the Inner Harbor.

6 W Cross Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between S. Charles & S. Hanover Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 752-1518

Website:
http://sobocafe.net/

Entertainment:
Music Tuesdays - join us for live music (acoustic or jazz) on select Tuesdays

Catering:
Our Business Lunch Platters feature
handcrafted sandwiches on house made, artisanal breads
house roasted & smoked meats
healthy salads with our freshly made dressings
build a bowl
vegan & vegetarian friendly
We will customize any order to suit your taste or diet.
Please contact us for more information.
http://sobocafe.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SoBo-Catering-Menu-Business-Lunch-10262016.pdf

Parking Details:
Street (please read signs carefully)
Evenings - Shofer"s Furniture Parking Lot (Hamburg St entrance) - one block from SoBo Café - evening paid parking
West St Parking Garage - 40 E West Street - paid parking

Public Transit:
Charm City Circulator (Purple Line) Stops: Cross Street or Henrietta Street, MTA (1 or 64 Lines)

Private Party Facilities:
Our cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect setting for your event. Enjoy a seasonal dish and a glass of carefully chosen wine or beer. We pride ourselves on preparing our from-scratch menu with fresh ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. A favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home.
Weekdays - Business Breakfast/Brunch Meetings
Happy Hours - Rehearsal Dinners

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

SoBo Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Great for Brunch (19)
Cozy (19)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Casual (14)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Healthy (10)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great Beer (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vegan (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Great spot! Sat at the bar for a first date. Highly recommend. Handsome bartender was very nice and efficient.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

I live down the street from SoBo Cafe and have dined here fairly frequently over the last two years. I like the creative menu here - there are seasonal dishes along with staples that never change. The house salad, spinach pie, french onion soup and flatbreads are some of my favorites. Good variety of wine to choose from. Service is warm and friendly. Atmosphere is cozy. Such a nice change from the frat house bars in Fed Hill. It's one of the best restaurants i the neighborhood. Only thing to note is that SoBo does not have a full liquor license (i.e. no martinis or other cocktails).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

A great friendly place with tasty food. The desserts are fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy, Organic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was absolutely amazing and the restaurant was extremely quaint. The service was not the best. We went on Valentine's Day so our server was clearly busy with many tables, but she did a great job with our orders. Definitely going back.

Tags: Organic, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We enjoyed the wide variety of small plate options and the delicious array of vegetarian choices. Cooking was tasty and ingredients were very fresh.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went here for Sunday brunch and had a great time. We got a homemade cinnamon roll to share between two people and I would seriously it to anyone visiting! It was amazing, as was the coffee and the rest of our food. They brought out homemade blueberry pound cake to start the meal too - everything was fantastic. The portions were so large that we will get at least one more meal out of it, so the price we paid for the quantity/quality of the food would be hard to beat!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This was our second time at SoBo Cafe. Food was excellent as before. I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie. Again. Out of this world. Intimate ambiance. Staff is warm, friendly, knowledgeable. Love this place. It's the kind of place where the owner comes to your table and asks if everything is to your liking. Not too pricey. Not stuffy. You should try this restaurant. Both times my wife and I were impressed with everything.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood - live in walking distance. Good vibe, good food, reasonable prices. Wish there were more vegetarian options. Love that the restaurant displays art for local artists and occasionally has music.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Really good food but service was terrible. Not surprising since there was one waitress to accommodate the entire restaurant. It took her almost 45 minutes to take our order for our main entree after we had finished our salads and another hour to give us our Check. I probably will go back but if the service is that bad again I wouldn’t return because I simply can’t wait two hours to get dinner.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our first visit to Sobo, having read the good reviews and looked at the menu. When we first walked in, we were greeted by a very friendly hostess, who made us feel very welcome despite arriving 10 minutes late (traffic). Once at our table, we were greeted with smiles and answers to our questions about the beers and menu items. During the meal, while our servers were attentive, they were never cloying and let us enjoy our meal. The hostess also came by and asked if everything was OK and if we needed anything. We noticed that there were a number of families with young children - a very nice mix of clientele. All in all, it was a very positive experience and we will return soon, I'm sure.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Once I discovered SoBo Cafe I have returned twice in a week and still cannot wait to return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Sobo is my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. ALWAYS delicious . Great menu. Great service. Great dining space.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Able to get a table 15 minutes before our reservation. Service was kind of slow and they neglected to bring one item we ordered. We had to request it again. I was only asked if I wanted a coffee refill once although the servers came by at least 4 times. My companion was not asked at all if she wanted another drink when her glass was empty. The food was worth the service issues though.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was good but the service was lacking. She didn't take our order for a while, never asked if we wanted more drinks, never checked in to see if everything was okay. Ambiance is nothing special. They have potential because the food is tasty for the most part but won't be going back anytime soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was a great find in Federal Hill. Stopped in here with my husband and daughter after visiting the Science Center and had a late brunch - based on great reviews on Open Table. The place was so charming. Service was perfect and the brunch was fantastic. Prices were extremely reasonable. French Onion had a kick which is a rare treat. Cinnamon rolls were delicious. The big breakfast could easily be shared by two adults. Wished we lived closer. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went with a group to try out restaurant week. Really good wine selection and mac n cheese. :)

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was delicious with several layers of flavors and textures that blended very well. Best meal I've had in Baltimore in years. Service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely return.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great experience , good beer list but not overwhelming, anyone can find something they will enjoy

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Sobo has the best French dip ever!!!!! It was great to see such a large crowd for Sunday brunch

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We love to go to SoBo's on Sundays after church. It's always lively and very welcoming. Food is very good, especially the biscuits! Great for breakfast, brunch or lunch. We'll be heading there soon for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As other diners have noted, I hesitate to rave about this restaurant because I don’t want it to get crazy crowded but it is really good. We have eaten here several times the past year, although not often enough, and the food and service are always great. This past Sunday we had brunch. I had the big breakfast which offered a nice variety of food: eggs, toast, meat, potatoes, fruit, baby pancakes. I couldn’t eat it all so my husband took it home with the remainder of his Sobo breakfast sandwich. My eggs were perfectly cooked, which doesn’t always happen. We love it here and will be back. Supper is good, too.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for restaurant week and the food was delicious! The lentil soup was very flavorful and the salmon was well-seasoned and cooked perfectly. The service was also excellent. Our water glasses were never empty and our waitress checked in with us numerous times to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was truly outstanding. The food was all delicious. The menu had something for everyone. Pork chops, fresh dinner salad, Thai noodles with tofu. Desserts are made in house from scratch. Bread was baked in house. We loved the ambiance. Sound panels on the ceiling are a thoughtful accent so that we could have great dinner conversation without shooting even though the place was packed. We brought friends here from out of town and it was a huge hit. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This restaurant is usually fantastic, but on this occasion, it was not. I ordered their special of Prime Rib for $30. I love Prime Rib. It's really so easy to make and is almost always great. This serving, however, was pretty awful. It was not juicy, flavorful, and the texture was chewy. In addition, it was barely warm. I did not complain because I had already complained about the baked potato, which must have been made the day before and reheated. The worst I'd ever had. I also did not want to disturb my party, whose meals were good. The waiter was great. He did me comp a free dessert. All in all, I'll return, but I will stick to their regular menu.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We met friends for dinner at Sobo Cafe. When our server (Linda) learned that one of us had food allergies, she talked with the chef and returned with a menu that highlighted all of the "safe" choices. Our friend was blown away! On top of that, we all had great food, including vegan. Sobo is a favorite of ours in Baltimore and never disappoints. It's definitely a gem.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Another great time st SoBo! New Year’s Day brunch was outstanding and we both enjoyed our chicken pot pies — our favorite meal at SoBo! Always a friendly atmosphere and a true neighborhood gem!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food, atmosphere and service could not have been any better. Highly recommend

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolutely charming. Wonderful service, wonderful food, bright and beautiful space! Love it!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service and the food was very good. Beef Bacon Flatbread was super. Pork Chop with applesauce...can't go wrong with that one! SoBo Burger was fantastic.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Casual, Bar Seating, Vegan
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at SoBo! Service is fabulous and food is wonderful. Don’t miss it if you are in Baltimore!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We loved the good.....all of it! From the appetizers to the entrees and one person even had room for a great sundae for desert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was our first time dining at SoBo Cafe and we enjoyed every second! The spreads were a great way to get the meal started - the spicy feta was AMAZING. We both followed that up with the steak which was out of this world. We will return!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always a great time. Excellent food and service. The scallops were perfect.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed our brunch very much. It was our first time here and we went with the waitress's recommendation and they were delicious . Would love to go again soon.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is superb. The portions are generous. And for the price, it's one of the best deals in Baltimore, hands down.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything about our meal was fantastic. Each portion of the meal was delicious and the service was attentive. I hope to get back again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went here for my birthday earlier in the week and loved it so much we took my parents 4 days later! The food is amazing! The mac and cheese on the starter is the best mac and cheese I've ever had! I had it for my meal this visit! My husband loved the salmon and everyone else loved their dishes. The atmosphere is unique and inviting. It is not the bar scene but a lovely place for dinner and conversation. We will definitely become regulars!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fun, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Dinner before a play at the hippodrome , staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was great! Will be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Prompt, friendly service and good food. Perfect for a quick but delicious weekday lunch.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great place
Been there several times and is awesome

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