On our quest to discover new and exciting coffee shops, Kate and I visited Artifact Coffee this past Friday 4/17. It is in the Hampden neighborhood right by Woodberry Kitchen . Artifact is know for Counter Culture (great beans for great baristas). Kate and I ordered our coffee on their website which was very convenient. As we arrived, we could see the beautiful stone building followed up by an instagram worthy interior. We both said we cannot wait to come back and take pictures inside. They also have locally brew beer and wine available for purchase as well. We did not pick any up this time but we definitely will in the future. As for the coffee… it was delicious! Kate and I really enjoyed our cold brew with oat milk. Next time I would like to try one of their unique seasonal drinks like their Lavender Mocha Latte. As we left we made sure to take a couple of picture (as we always do). Hope you enjoy!
A few weekends ago Tony and I visited Vent Coffee Roasters for the first time. They are operating on limited hours during COVID-19 and you can place your order online here. They recommend ordering 5-15 minutes ahead of time. If you have been following this series on my blog, you know that cold brew with a SF flavor is my go to. At Vent Tony and I ordered cold brew black and only added Splenda. It was by far the best cold brew we have ever had! We have been back a few times since our first visit because we fell in love with this coffee! I even put a gift card in Tony’s Easter Basket. The asctetic inside is super cute and modern. I can’t wait to go back after COVID and be able to hang out in such a cool space. The Barista’s there are incredible. They make you feel so welcome and are extremely genuine. Can’t wait to visit again soon.
Last week Tony and I visited OneDo in Canton for the first time. It was there last day open before closing for COVID-19. They were doing 20% off of all drinks and they had a ton of merchandise for sale as well! It was super cute inside and I would love to go back when they re opening to work on my computer and enjoy the atmosphere. They didn’t have any SF flavors, so next time I might try a totally different drink.
While checking in on my parents during COVID-19 we of course had to support local and try out a coffee place! Surprisingly there are no local coffee shops in the town I grew up in. (Someone please correct me if I am wrong.) Only full of Starbucks and Dunkin. After a quick Yelp search Evermore Coffee Roasters came up as a top choice. I checked on Instagram to make sure they were open, and we were in luck they were open for curb side pick up! We headed over after placing an online order and we were more than pleasantly surprised. The barista that brought our coffees out was more than friendly. As you know Tony and I love SF flavors and Vanilla was the only SF flavor available so I initially chose to not get a flavor (Vanilla isn’t my fav) but than after I tried Tony’s I was mind blown and I called them back to see if they could add it into my cold brew! They were more than happy to do so. As far as the total vibe, we didn’t go inside because of COVID-19 but from the outside, peaking inside, and from photos on Instagram I could tell it was an adorable aesthetic. This taste rating was our highest by far since we have started this blog series. We will definitely be back the next time we are in the neighborhood. I even convinced my parents they needed to check it out. Thank you Evermore for a great Sunday coffee date!
Tony and I visited Cafe Latte’da in Fells Point today. They have maintained staying open during COVID-19 as just take out only. It was our first time in. It definitely had a great local vibe to it. I’m guessing that they were operating on a limited menu, because I tried to order cold brew and they only had iced coffee which was perfectly fine with us! One really cool thing was that their ice cubes were made of iced coffee so when the ice melts it doesn’t water down your coffee! I’ve never had that before and that was a huge win! I had the sugar free hazelnut which was really good. Tony had the sugar free vanilla and he wasn’t the biggest fan of it, but he really liked mine! They also had local art on the walls for sale and all the proceeds go to the artists. There were a ton of really cool pieces. Thank you for being open during such a crazy time in the world, Cafe Latte’da!
Crazy hours they are open from 7a-3a daily, WOW! Tony found this little gem. Super cute on the inside! Without looking it up, from the name I was expecting sticky buns, but it was different kinds of buns, from pork buns, to sweet buns, to savory, there was something for everyone. They are also BYOB if you want to go later in the evening. Tony and I were able to get street parking right across the street. We ordered a different kind of coffee for us, a Chocolate Vietnamese coffee. It wasn’t 100% my cup of tea. Tony enjoyed it! We also ordered a Gruyere & Apple Bun and it was incredible! Such good flavors! I would most definitely order it again!
Today Tony and I visited Avery Farms Coffee Roasters for the first time. This one has been on my to visit list for a long time! From the mural outside to the aesthetic inside this place definitely has the look! Super cute and trendy. Smaller menu, which can be good because sometimes too much can be overwhelming! They didn’t have any sugar free flavors, which Tony and I love, but again thats just our personal preference. The music they played inside was so fun like an 80s dance party, but a cool one!!
Follow along with our Tour of Baltimore’s Coffee Shops! The link to our reviews will be updated here as they are posted! We aren’t coffee connoisseurs but we sure love coffee shops and cold brew! Feel free to comment your favorite coffee shops so we can add them to our list!
As we started our reviews, we decided, why limit to Baltimore only? Of course they will be mainly Baltimore because thats where we live, but we will definitely add in Suburbs, and other areas that we travel to!
During this time of craziness we ventured out of the city to Severna Park, so today is our first review from outside of the city! Tony and I visited Big Bean Coffee. It is located in a little strip with plenty of parking across the street. The interior was full of very bright colors and murals on the call. The decor wasn’t 100% my vibe, but it was very fun and cutesy. The employees were very friendly and greeted us immediately as we entered. I had a cold brew with sugar free brown sugar cinnamon, yes you heard that right SUGAR FREE brown sugar cinnamon. It was INCREDIBLE. By far the best sugar free flavor I have ever had. They had such a long list of sugar free flavors! I was in my glory and it was honestly hard to decide on which flavor to try. My drink was definitely a 10/10. Tony had the nitro, and it was good, but not the best he’s had. He rated his a 6/10 which gives us a taste score of 8/10. Another cool thing about Big Bean Coffee was that they had other fun things for sale inside, like outright bars, soup mixes, and different bottled drinks. If we are ever in the area again we will totally be back for more of that amazing sugar free flavor!
The Daily Grind has for sure been our go to coffee shop over the past few months! Their sugar free caramel in the cold brew is just perfect! One thing I love about the Daily Grind is that they have a doggy door, so if you are walking your dog you can order through the window so you don’t have to leave your dog outside unattended in such a busy area. The service is always good. On the weekends you can definitely expect a line of 5-10 people. During the week a small line is average. Another great thing about the Daily Grind is that it is MASSIVE inside. So much room to sit and chat. One of the biggest coffee shops I’ve ever been to! Perfect to work at during the week.