About SoBo Cafe
Baltimore, MD 21230
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 vegetarian & vegan friendly.
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Between S. Charles & S. Hanover Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Music Tuesdays - join us for live music (acoustic or jazz) on select Tuesdays
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.
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
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
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
SoBo Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Excellent food, beautiful presentation. ...
Excellent food, beautiful presentation. Nice wine list, but server didn't know how to present and pour the wine properly. Great variety of menu items, and everything tasted wonderful. Now level very comfortable for easy conversation.
The owner of the B&B we were staying at ...
The owner of the B&B we were staying at recommended SoBo to my wife and I and we were very glad he did. Every item we ordered was awesome! The Mac and Cheese is the best I've ever ate. We had the steak and salmon and both were excellent and finished with apple bread pudding, also excellent. Not only was the food better but dinner was half the price compared to what our lunch cost 2 blocks away at the inner harbor.
The menu here adjusts to the seasons and ...
The menu here adjusts to the seasons and the dishes are always interesting, unexpected and delicious. A great value for my money. I always enjoy a great meal, great service and will keep going back for more. Love this place.
First the good news: nice room, clean re ...
First the good news: nice room, clean restroom, not too noisy (though that might have been because it was Tuesday night and they were more than 2/3 empty). Wait-staff attentive, though not particularly knowledgeable, and the place was convenient to the 8x10 club we were going to later.
Unfortunately, that's the end of the good news. The food was really bad. Everything we ordered was either too sweet, way too salty (how do you over salt a salad?!) or overcooked. If even some of the food had been any good, we'd probably give this place another try. As it is, There are just way too many better options.
Tasty comforting brunch, super friendly ...
Tasty comforting brunch, super friendly and attentive staff, non-pretentious and warm ambiance. The cinammon rolls were amazing. Fresh housemade breads yum! The portions are generous for an affordable price. Gets packed during brunch so make reservations!
SOBO is a very nice restaurant in the Fe ...
SOBO is a very nice restaurant in the Federal Hill section of Baltimore. Fairly small, but a nice, fairly priced menu. The food was very good; the beer was equally tasty and the value is excellent. Strongly recommended for anyone in the area looking for a nice, affordable meal.
Everything I've had here has not only be ...
Everything I've had here has not only been wonderfully prepared, but a great combination of tastes for the meal. Always friendly staff and a gently changing menu as the year goes by seem to be the norm. This time it was the Autumn Indian Chicken and Korean Chicken Fried Steak for us, both excellent and enjoyable.
Annual mother-daughter lunch before Chri ...
Annual mother-daughter lunch before Christmas. Used Trip advisor to find a place for brunch/lunch... Highly rated. Food was delicious. Waitstaff extremely accommodating. Pitcher of Bellinis took the edge off of a stressful morning. We all felt cheerful and relaxed when we left. Will definitely go again soon!
I'm a periodic visitor (3-4 times per ye ...
I'm a periodic visitor (3-4 times per year over 15 years, and counting, to Baltimore, and this is one of my favourite eating places! I really like the overall atmosphere of Sobo and the food and wine are delicious. Well priced - not the cheapest, but not the most expensive. If you want quality then it is worth paying a little extra. I always look forward to going to Sobo and there is an option to sit outside in the summer.
Cute place, seating about 30 people at a ...
Cute place, seating about 30 people at a turn, plus a bar that would sit about 10 people. The menu is somewhat limited but creative and everything ordered received rave reviews from each diner in my party. The hummus appetizer was delicious, accompanied by toasted bread rounds and slightly pickled vegetables (sliced carrots and cucumbers). As for the entrees: Chicken Fried Korean Steak was a standout. The perfectly cooked beef was well-complemented by the seasoning in the batter the kimchee topping. The seared scallops, delicious as was the Bavette Steak. The wait-staff is friendly and competent. The bar does not have a license to serve distilled spirits, but the beer and wine choices were more than sufficient for our needs. SoBo has a friendly neighborhood vibe. The majority of the diners were between 30-60. We happened to be there on a Tuesday night, when the restaurant has live music. The music was a two person combo, primarily guitar and two vocals. Not too loud. Great place great night.
We had a great time at Sobo Cafe the oth ...
We had a great time at Sobo Cafe the other night! We always enjoy the chicken pot pie and the carrot cake was truly exceptional. The happy hour drink and wine selections at the bar were very good and very reasonably priced. Overall a great night out!
We've only been to Sobo Cafe twice and e ...
We've only been to Sobo Cafe twice and each time it's been well worth the visit. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and efficient and theres a good atmosphere. The only reason we haven't been more often, is because we live in Scotland , U.k. We can't wait to go back to Baltimore to visit Sobo again.
I have rarely felt so comfortable and we ...
I have rarely felt so comfortable and welcome taking a group of six to dinner. Everyone was impressed with their meals. It was a wonderful casual setting for a family pre-Thanksgiving event. Thanks for your warm reception and making us feel special.
We started with 3 spreads, which were de ...
We started with 3 spreads, which were delicious (especially the spicy feta), and the waiter happily brought us more crostinis. The steak salad was wonderful, and the mushroom ravioli had a rich cream sauce. Service and atmosphere were excellent! Always a great experience at this place. The sister restaurant (Sobo Market) is also a terrific neighborhood gem.
My husband and I came here for the first ...
My husband and I came here for the first time last Saturday night, and plan to come back soon! Everything was just right, from the window-front table waiting for us, to our friendly server with great beer and food recommendations, to the food itself. We ordered two things each from the appetizer/soup/salad section and shared a dessert, and found it to be just the right amount of food. We had difficulty choosing just this much food from all of the interesting and appealing choices, and will come back to try the potpie, burgers, and more another time.
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