Behind ground-to-ceiling glass windows, giant butterflies flutter in the sunlight. Though they’re only paintings, they cheerfully greet visitors to Vernisage, introducing the upscale restaurant’s often-whimsical atmosphere. Despite the lighthearted decor, chefs practice serious interpretations of traditional Russian, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern fare. They craft grilled shish kebabs, peppery dumplings, crepes, and hearty Russian stews using the same recipes that czars once used to melt invading snowmen armies. Servers pair both chilled and hot fare with a range of Georgian, Russian, and European wines to evoke exotic flavor bouquets. A large main dining hall can accommodate grand banquets, while a separate private dining room hosts smaller groups of up to 30 revelers or 60 children standing on each other’s shoulders.
Each day, the Timonium and Frederick branches brew eight different types of coffee (Annapolis brews six per day), mining from the Baltimore Coffee & Tea Company's coffee reserve, a treasure cove of 120 different varieties of beans. Types of coffee ($1.60 for 12 oz.) are offered on rotating basis, with flavors such as coconut cream and pumpkin spice introducing new aromas to bored taste buds, as well as Swiss Water–decaffeinated varieties for those that love the taste of coffee but find themselves inadvertently building a shrine to Grease after two cups of regular joe. Introduce yourself to the well-crafted wares of Mother Earth with a cup of tea ($1.95 for 20 oz.)—the shop features more than 1,000 kinds of leaves for consumption, from medicinal herb tea to an Eastern Shore variety—or go full throttle with an espresso concoction ($1.50–$4.25).
Snackease makes it simple to snack healthfully?they curate the snacks; you eat them. Boxes arrive at customers' doorsteps chockfull of guilt-free treats, unlike Mom's I Haven't Heard From You In Weeks cookies. They're filled with snacks such as fruit and nut bars crafted by Clif, Kind, and Lara Bars; crisp snacks such as Popchips and Pirate's Booty; and even cookies made by Back to Nature. Those who avoid gluten and GMOs in their diets can opt for a snack box designed just for them.
Brothers Jimmy, Tony, and Nick Miller pioneered Buddy Maratta’s Cafe and Deli, christening it after their father’s childhood nickname, with the vision of enlightening palates to traditional Baltimore cuisine. Drawing on his degree from the Baltimore Culinary Institute and on years of fine-dining experience, Chef Nick whips up a menu of breakfast and lunch sandwiches and salads and calls upon the Miller mother and aunts to bake homemade desserts and cakes. Platters of specialty crab fries, braised-short-rib cheesesteaks, and a variety of gourmet salads emerge from the kitchen into a casual-dining area where rows of tabletops bask beneath hanging lights and framed artwork, among the free WiFi waves. In addition to dining in, patrons can request catering services for special events, meetings, and jury-duty reunions.
Don't settle for an inferior brew! The java at Peace and A Cup of Joe will perk you right up. Peace and A Cup of Joe is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Peace and A Cup of Joe's menu. Bring your whole brood to Peace and A Cup of Joe, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. Got the whole gang with you? Peace and A Cup of Joe is a great pick for large parties. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Complimentary wifi is available as well. Feel free to bring your lil' tail-wagger with you — this coffee shop is a pet-friendly place.
Take it nice and easy at Peace and A Cup of Joe, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Impress the diners at your next gathering by calling in Peace and A Cup of Joe for catering.
Those driving to Peace and A Cup of Joe can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
You'll find your bill at Peace and A Cup of Joe to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15. The breakfast menu at the coffee shop draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Sorso Cafe. The menu at Sorso Cafe does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Be sure to complete your meal at Sorso Cafe with a drink from the coffee shop's full bar. Al fresco eating options are also available at Sorso Cafe, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at Sorso Cafe. Get online gratis thanks to Sorso Cafe's complimentary wifi. Don't ditch your four-legged pal outside — dogs are more than welcome at Sorso Cafe.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Sorso Cafe, which embraces a casual vibe. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Sorso Cafe as well. You can also grab your grub to go.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the coffee shop.
You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Sorso Cafe — prices are usually less than $15. Stop by for three square meals a day — Sorso Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.