A little appreciation..
Spoons is our neighborhood cafe. We live in Federal Hill and appreciate the effort that Spoons has made to be a part of this community. As far a food goes, I can say that it is CONSISTENTLY good. More than I can say of other places. The food is not innovative but healthy and local ingredients are used in a variety of items. The baristas make the BEST hand-crafted lattes I have ever had. I love the latte art as, well.
Great coffee + Good food + friendly atmosphere + (insert your good attitude) = a good dining experience.
Most people have the time to eat breakfast/brunch/lunch on the weekends, so that is when it tends to be the busiest. (Although lately I have seen it slamming during the week as well).
(Note about review listed below) I am not sure how many seats the restaurant maybe (30 or so). If anyone knows business, they understand that one cannot stay in business long if no money is being generated. It is frustrating to walk into a busy restaurant with a wait and see several tables hanging out doing work on their computers!! Good job Spoons!!!
Bad service, otherwise okay.. The food is okay and I like the decor. But recently we've had some less than cheerful service. And we brought a friend from CA once who had a laptop and the hostess said "you have laptops, here are the rules. You can only use them for 1/2 hour and here are the places you can sit". It seemed very backwards and I was embarrassed and had to explain that all of Baltimore was not this way. We went to metropolitan who were happy to sit us and let him surf the web to his hearts content
Warm and Cool. I used to work in the federal hill area, and every morning i would go to spoons. My favorite drink is the iced chocolate bomb(with caramel). The only way i could get through a days work is by going there. And their steak and spinach paninis are great! The service is good, and the employees are inviting. It also helps when the scenery isn't half bad. The place is decorated with a kind of earthy, bohemian, meets busy downtown type of feel. I love it. And I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for some good coffee, and a quick bite!
Funky, laid-back place for your daily grind and grub. A bargain.. We came across this place at random while strolling through Federal Hill. Next time we're in Baltimore, though, we'll make a bee line for it. Our party of five had a variety of soups, salads, and quiches for lunch. It was all made carefully to order, tastefully and tastily prepared, and served with just enough of an attitude to remind us were were in the Big City, not someone's living room (which the sofas and bright colors on the walls might lead you to believe). The butternut squash and apple soup was the very taste of autumn, while my companion's jambalaya had the real smokey bite of ol' N'awlins. (Unfortunately, though, the soups were a little tepid by thee time they reached us.) And for $7.95, the "combo" deal allowing you to choose two from among soup, salad, sandwich, wrap, or quiche was the right price and the right amount of food to satisfy without making us feel were were destined to join the ranks of the obese. All in all, one of the nicest lunch spots I've ever come across.
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