Since moving cater-corner to the old location, Miss Shirley's now has over 150 seats (including outdoors during fair weather), but is still difficult to get into on the weekends. I suggest before 10 or after 1:30 to avoid a wait... Foodwise, it's inventive and they seem to use the very best ingredients. The crab dishes are a bit pricey, but they use MASSIVE chunks of crab that must set them back a piece. Not to be missed are the Fired Green Tomatoes (or any dish containing them), Sweet Potato Fries, or the Spicy Shirley Mary. Great female chef, and a good place to people watch. They update their menu every 6 months, so a trip to their website is probably in order. Parking is at a premium, so try behind the place or their sister restaurants Alonzo's/Loco Hombre, or S'ghetti Eddies. No reservations accepted (EVER!), but space is available for large parties during the week.
Yes, I know, it is a a cookie cutter franchise. But at last University of Baltimore students have a nice place to hang out, read, drink coffee, and not have to buy an expensive meal to do it. The people here are genuinely nice. I'm still not a lover of the coffee -- I lean more toward Dunkin Donuts or Folgers perk -- but the broccoli-chedder scones are great -- as are the salads. I'm avoiding desserts right now -- but these are terrific too.
great place to having a break with friends,The restaurant seemed full but not crowded and the music added a great touch.they have perfect chef's with them,they are best with their homemade desserts.I love that deal.I usually take this deal with coffee. but one thing that management should work on it,sometimes their staff are little rude with their behavior and that's not a good thing..........anyhow i enjoyed every time surely recommended.
Many years ago from 1969 thru 1971, in Essex, MD, I ran my own little 5 stool & 3 booth diner. I did so very well with all the very best foods and the BEST coffee there is. People from the city and truckers off Rt. 40 would travel the distance for my burgers and coffee. And I served the last 10 cent cup in the city and county. I would love to have, in my house, The Pfefferkorn Coffee, here in central New York State.
My name is C Taylor i have been at City Cafe for over a year and it is the best restaurant ive ever worked at our staff is wonderful and the food is great so to all the people thats looking for a great place to eat and hang out this is the spot.
caribou coffees and service are exceptional. love their coffee and their friendly customer service. Their pastries and mini biscuits are worthy of going out of the way for!
They are the place where I get the fuel of my life. They have amazing coffee and I am not fooling, they truly have one of the tastiest and satisfying coffees in here.