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
Delicious food and great service even th ...
Delicious food and great service even though it was busy because of restaurant week. We've eaten here several times and I love that they update the menu seasonally, but also have some excellent standards. The chocolate peanut butter cake was out of this world!
One of the restaurants in the Cross Stre ...
One of the restaurants in the Cross Street Market area, we stopped in due to some good reviews. It pretty much lived up to the hype. Interesting selections which we all thought were delicious. A smallish place with a good wine list and beers ( no cocktails ), we'll be back.
Standouts on the summer menu are the gaz ...
Standouts on the summer menu are the gazpacho to start and the key line pudding to end. And the Peruvian chicken in between. Sobo Cafe is your neighborhood hangout with upscale food. And fabulous people working there
This was my first time trying Shakshuka ...
This was my first time trying Shakshuka and SoBo Cafe definitely nailed it.
Overall I really appreciated the diversity of offerings on their menu - rather than the traditional fare (though there are still plenty of options there), SoBo Cafe experiments with playful new additions that reimagine the brunch experience. Definitely will be coming back!
The SoBo chicken pot pie lives up to its ...
The SoBo chicken pot pie lives up to its reputation. My husband loved it. I was pleased with the Caesar salad which was perfectly dressed and topped with a succulent piece of salmon. A perfect dinner. Wish we had room for dessert.
The food was delicious!! All appetizers ...
The food was delicious!! All appetizers and meals were fresh, appealing to look at, and delicious to eat. Service was excellent. The general feel was welcoming and warm. It was our first time and we will definitely be back and recommend it to everyone.
Our second visit--not as wonderful as ou ...
Our second visit--not as wonderful as our first due to lack of communication on our server's part. I ordered the same solo smoked salmon benedict as I did last month stating I didn't want the potatoes but the salad greens instead and the potatoes came out and no greens.but had spinach on my benedict-- and the server had the gull to say to me : "You didn't communicate that to me". Anyway--I found that disappointing.
Was expecting more from the food.. Sword ...
Was expecting more from the food.. Swordfish was juicy which was great since it tends to be dry yet the butter on top was not intriguing.. Saw someone else at another table take the butter off as well. Heard so much about this place, did not meet expectations
Great brunch spot, fantastic food, wonderful staff
My friend and I biked up from DC and were looking for a great place to eat after our long ride. SoBo Cafe was perfect!! The food was amazing and the portions are generous; the staff were warm, welcoming, and lovely. Two thumbs way up.
The food and drinks at Sobo Cafe were absolutely delicious. I had the fettuccine and it is some of the best I've ever had. Also, the sangria pops in champagne were a great treat. It was nice to find this gem on a trip to Baltimore. I'll definitely return.
Great second visit
Second time at SoBo Cafe and it was wonderful. Definitely recommend the grilled stuffed grape leaves as a starter and flourless chocolate cake for dessert (with a peanut butter sauce that makes the dish). In between, we had three different entrees amongst us and enjoyed each. I think the chicken pot pie was the biggest surprise hit.
Always a treat at SoBo!
Hubs & I decided on Sobo for brunch, as it had been a while since we visited (lately we've been hitting up the closer & equally as delish new SoBo Market!) As always, we were delighted with the menu choices, and our selections for brunch. I got the bacon & egg flatbread (yum!) and hubs got the "Back to Bed" which he couldn't finish, and subsequently ended up back in bed for a nap! :) Service was on point, atmosphere welcoming, and overall it was a pleasurable experience!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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