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.
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, 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 our own, artisanal breads
house roasted & smoked meats
healthy salads with our freshly made dressings
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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
SoBo Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We had the Bavette Steak, Fettucini, Pot Pie, Salmon. All were excellent! Service was wonderful - very patient! Will definitely return.
Excellent food! Friendly wait staff. N ...
Excellent food! Friendly wait staff. Nice atmosphere!
Food was delicious and the service was a ...
Food was delicious and the service was awesome. We sat outside which made our experience even more enjoyable
Everything was fantastic. The three of ...
Everything was fantastic. The three of us ate family style and they split everything in perfect threes. The service was excellent!
Get off the beaten path!
Was attending a meeting at the convention center but wanted to get away from the usual fare. Looked at the yelp review and decided to uber over. It was about a minute from the convention center and boy was this the right choice. Have a lot of comfort food options but also some healthy organic and delicious food. I had the quinoa salad w grilled chicken that was delicious. The flatbreads are good and the pot pie apparently was to die for for. Very fun cool vibe in a darling neighborhood. I recommended it to everyone i knew.
Fantastic night with relish pot pies and ...
Fantastic night with relish pot pies and Mac cheese
Great food and service on a Saturday nig ...
Great food and service on a Saturday night. Will definitely come back.
Four friends enjoyed a delicious brunch in a casual and cozy atmosphere. I could do this every Saturday. Great lemon ginger Mimosas!!
The homemade goodies that are complement ...
The homemade goodies that are complementary. They never disappoint. I have eaten here numerous occasions for brunch and dinner. I always leave fully satisfied happy.
This is one of my favorite brunch spots in Baltimore. It is bright and lively, with a quirky decor. The food is great. My favorites are the SoBo biscuit benedict, roasted tomato biscuit, chicken pot pie, and french dip. The service is informal but reliable, and the staff are friendly. Note: it can get quite loud during peak times.
Amazing experience . The food is amazing ...
Amazing experience . The food is amazing , the space is cool and the staff matches it.
This neighborhood restaurant is a nice and quaint place for lunch or dinner with a great wine and beer bar. The food was fresh and well prepared. Especially noteworthy was the chicken and hash dish. I will return to this place again especially since it is walking distance from our condo at the Ritz.
I haven't been in the city for years, wa ...
I haven't been in the city for years, wasn't sure where to dine. After I did some research, and consulted the concierge, SOBO was our pick. What an experience! From the appetizers to the dessert wine, the meal was delicious. Started with a white sangria that had an interesting infusion of mint and cucumber, and an Amber ale on tap. The fried dolmades left something to be desired, but he meatball flat bread appitzer was outstanding, and should be offered as an entre. Speaking of entres, the pan seared scallops melt in your mouth. The daily pasta special consisted of a perfectly done homemade pasta with an amazing mushroom carbonara. We finished with aSOBO sundae - crisp freshly made brownie with marshmallow topping added as a twist, and a glass of Bertrand. Amazing experience in food. Average experience in service.
My husband and I visited SoBo on Monday ...
My husband and I visited SoBo on Monday for lunch. I ordered Brussels sprouts flatbread with white anchovies and prosecco...what could be better and it met expectations! I love this neighborhood eatery.
Quiet date spot in BMore
First time going. Quiet little place off the main road. Parking was kinda tough to find, but the food and experience was great
SoBo has become a new favorite of my wife and I. The staff is great, works as a team and really seem to enjoy one another. We love watching servers interact joyfully with young children. Families are welcome. With an ever-changing menu, there is always something new, interesting and pleasing. We are especially grateful that the food is always super fresh. On my recent visit I enjoyed the Scallops with white bean ragout and spinach. Also loved the house salad with spiced apples and pickled onions. Thanks SoBo!
We have eaten here several times and alw ...
We have eaten here several times and always enjoy.
Probably one of the best meals and the b ...
Probably one of the best meals and the best service I have ever had!! I had only visited for brunch but dinner was just as good!!
Nice food. Music and noise level, not so ...
Nice food. Music and noise level, not so much.
Sobo does not disappoint
This was my second visit to Sobo Restaurant. The first time, I had an incredible beet salad - not the typical beets on top of greens. For the entrée, I had the scallops which were perfection. I had read about the chicken pot pie, but honestly, thought, how great can a chicken pot pie be? On my second visit to Sobo, we had the chicken liver mousse which was just delicious. And, since it was frigid outside, I did have the chicken pot pie which was scrumptious! Clearly all the ingredients inside the 'pie' were fresh, and the pastry topper was just wonderful. Two out of two - this restaurant does not disappoint and there are many more menu items I cannot wait to try.
My wife and I were in town for the weekend and decided to give this place a try for brunch. It was amazing! I had the basic 3 eggs, toast, potatoes, and fruit breakfast, and my wife had the tomato biscuit - both dishes were scrumptious. We also ordered a cinnamon roll to start, and that was also fabulous. The raspberry mimosa was great too. We will definitely go back next time we are in Baltimore.
SOBO Cafe never disappoints.
Love the food here. Always delicious. The service is friendly and attentive. Good beef and wine selections too.
The food was phenomenal. Every dish, fro ...
The food was phenomenal. Every dish, from soup to nuts, literally, was exceptional. And the vegetarian dishes are creative, unlike most places. My husband said his salmon was the second best in his life (and those in on that joke know you never pick a favorite). Really worth trying.
Would go back!
Very cute and cozy spot! Entrees and sangrias were great! However, the Mac and cheese was a little disappointing!
The cinnamon buns are fantastic of course! This was my 2nd time going for brunch and I've been extremely impressed both times. Both the Shakshuka and the roasted tomato biscuit are great. I look forward to going again and hopefully trying their dinner menu.
Great brunch! Loved the biscuits and cinnamon roll.
We're never disappointed at SOBO -- always a great dining experience
Food was good as always! One friend had ...
Food was good as always! One friend had the cream chipped beef which had little beef but still had a good flavor. Very consistent food otherwise!
SOBO Cafe gets it right...and then some
A true neighborhood gem in the popular Federal Hill section of Baltimore. Attentive, friendly wait staff, good wine and beer selection and everyone at our table left raving about the food. On all accounts, the most enjoyable dining experience I've had in quite a while. Skip the big name chains and book a table at SOBO, you will not be disappointed!
Wonderful Dining Experience
Four of us decided to try SoBo Café for the first time and we were not disappointed. The café is a warm and inviting place that makes you feel instantly welcome. Our server was quirky but knowledgeable, and described the menu with loving care, identifying several dishes that were particularly popular. We then proceeded to over-order, but we didn't regret it. We tried the white bean soup, the meatball flat bread, the chicken liver mousse, and the beet salad, and all were excellent. For entrees, we ordered the mussels, the salmon and the chicken pot pie plus the brussel sprout side. Again, all were terrific. With drinks all around and post-dinner coffee, the check was reasonable. We all agreed that this café was a find and that we would enthusiastically return. Well done! Incidentally, we noticed that many dining that evening seemed to be regulars and from the Federal Hill neighborhood. This café appears to have a loyal following.
Great brunch with out-of-town friends
Our friends were passing through Baltimore, so I researched places with a good reputation for Sunday brunch. SoBo Cafe was at the top of the heap, so I made the reservation and we were not disappointed! Great menu, great service, extremely tasty and creative brunch offering, and four very happy diners. Would go again in a heartbeat. SoBo Cafe validated its excellent reputation.
I love the food here. Can't go wrong with this place! Neighborhood fav!
Steak was delicious. Drinks weds very go ...
Steak was delicious. Drinks weds very good. Spreads were awesome. I'd come here again. Big portions of tasty food.
Ready to serve
Made a reservation, got there a little early and they set us up and took care of us. Creative use of wines to create spirit like drinks was a special touch,
We had a great experience. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly. I would definitely go back if I'm in Baltimore again.
Great reasonably priced menu, in a warm ...
Great reasonably priced menu, in a warm and comfortable setting. Unlike anything in 21230. Korean fried steak is a must try.
The food is outstanding. Overall, we all had a excellent experience.
Didn't know what to expect.
But it exceeded my expectations. Food and Live Music was outstanding. Lot's of fun, small tables, service was good. I would highly recommend. THey had GF options and were clearly noted. But here, unlike other places serving gluten free, the food was tasty! I had the steak salad..AWESOME FLAVOR AND JUST RIGHT
We came to SoBo for brunch before a Ravens game. Compared to the other places along the block that are ear-splittingly filled with pre-gamers, this place was a relatively calm mix of pre-gamers and regular brunchers. Our 3 dishes (chicken pot pie, eggs benedict w/spinach, and the roasted tomato and egg biscuit) were all OUTSTANDING. Service was very attentive, with constant coffee refills. The fact that they took reservations using OpenTable is what sealed the deal for us to come here. We were very glad we did. A bit out of the way and unassuming, but we still plan to return to try their dinner menu.
Dined at SoBo Café this past week. The food was excellent but the staff was just outstanding. Our server, Candace, was both patient and helpful, alternately, as we need her to be. This was a true find.
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.