1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD | Directions 2123139.283401 -76.594238
Blue Moon is Out of This World.
I've lived in Baltimore for three years and have stumbled across some gems. Blue Moon small and teaming with local charm. Whoever put Cap'n Crunch and French Toast together is a genius. The Crab Benedict is delish with nice chunks of sweet crab meat. Don't let the size of their cinnamon rolls fool you. They are just the right amount of sweet and not dense or doughy. My NY guest and I were greeted with smiles and witty banter. This place is definitely worth the wait.
Tip: If you're eager to try the famous french toast, get a short stack and share with a friend so that you can entertain your mouth with other treats on the menu.
Bestest Brefast Spot. Have lived in Baltimore for a few years now and have stumbled in and out of restaurants for breakfast on many occasions. Blue moon is by far one of the most popular places to eat, and has had me coming back on numerous occasions. Would highly recommend the cinnamon rolls & biscuits to start! Have always left full and happy. Service is awesome- the one waitress known by her tattoos has provided great service every time and runs the entire dining room without skipping a beat. Highly recommend this cafe to anyone & would disregarding the review per hockeyfan4lyfe....this acerbic critic seems unhappy with the blue moon although "frequents the blue moon regularly".....food/service must be great enough to keep one coming back!
GINA U FREEKEN RULE AT THIS JOINT!!. OH EM GEE!!!!!!!! I HAVE TO WRITE BOUT THIS PLACE IN ALL CAPS CUZ THAT'S HOW SERIOUS THIS PLACE IS!! TWO THUMBS UP ....ALL THE WAY UP!! 1ST OF ALL IT SEEMS AS IF I'M GOIN OVA SUM1S HOUSE TO EAT CUZ ITS A SMALL JOINT...BUT THAS KEWL....2ND OFF I CAME ALL THE WAY FROM PHILLY CUZ I HEARD THIS WAS THE SPOT TO B! WE GET THERE ROUND 2ISH PM. WE DIDN'T WAIT LONG AT ALL! OF COURSE I HEARD BOUT THE FRENCH TOAST ...IT GETS TO MY TABLE AND I JUST SMH ON HOW MUCH IT IS ON MY PLATE! THEN I PREPARE TO CUT INTO IT I M M E D I A T E L Y! I TOOK MY 1ST BITE WITHOUT SYRUP AND OH EM GEE THAT WAS THE B E S T I MEAN BEST I EVA HAD!!! WHERE CAN U GO AND EAT FRENCH TOAST AND EAT IT WITHOUT SYRUP???????? NOWHERE! I WAS SO PLEASED WIT GINA AND EVRY1ELSE WHO WAS THERE THAT I WLD DEF AND HAVE RECCOMMENDED THIS PLACE TO EVERY1 I KNOW!! HONESTLY I WILL B BACK SOOOOO SOON! GINA ROCK OUT WIT YA TATS OUT! AND TO ALL THE HATERS COMMENTS, SUCK INFECTED BALLS! REAL RAP....HATERS NEVA PROSPER! GET A LIFE AND A NEW JOB!!! BLUE MOON ROCKS! XOXOXOXOXO
I frequent the blue moon regularly but have mixed thoughts about the place. Here are my concerns:
Servers handle money, dirty rags and dishes, and other items, and then touch toast and biscuits without washing their hands. The servers also bring me the wrong food on occasion and then get huffy about it when I ask for what I really ordered. The young people who help the servers with drinks and bringing out food, tend to be rude and often either don't speak english well, or just do not care enough about what they should be doing. The server with the wild things tattoo, often wears skirts so short that when she bends over you get a free show, and often sports a bad attitude towards you and talks on her cell phone or to her friends who have come in to eat. Her boyfriend visits her, and they make out in the dinning room, and are all over each other. I even saw her talking to a guy with dreads and him handing her a ziplock baggie of what i think to be illegal substances. The owner shows up and screams at her staff when customers can here, and often has her dog running wild around the place. The "fresh squeezed" orange juice comes out of a jug, and the crab from a can. The floors are filthy, and they use the same cloth to wipe the tables as they use for spills on the floor. The cook who works day shift on Mondays, often comes out to the dinning room to sit down, when there are plenty of people in the cafe who are awaiting their orders. The red haired girl, who I can't figure out her job, all she does is pour waters, often doesn't listen when you ask for more of your drink or if you can speak with your waitress. Sitting at the contertop you can clearly see into the kitchen, which is not very professional at all. You can watch them microwave all the food before it comes to your table. Isn't the food suppose to be fresh? Why do they put it into the microwave? The server with the tattoos, also ignores you once you have gotten your meal, and she stands in the kitchen doorway conversing with the cooks and noticeably making fun of the customers. She has "codewords" for different ethnicites, and I've over heard her say "The ninjas are here, better start making the french toast, that's all they eat!"
However, even with the long waits, where they let people jump the line all the time, the food is always amazing. It's better on the weekends, when I suppose there are different people cooking it? The food always looks much more presentable, and the Capn French Toast comes with significantly more fruit during those times. I've never had a complain about the food. It's the wait staff that is rude and unprofessional. In fact, when you do see the cooks running through the door to the storage food, they always say excuse me and i'm sorry, while the waitresses just bump into you, spill coffee on you and never even so much as give an apologetic look. It's also incredibly hot in there in the summer, and the wait staff and cooks are often drenched in sweat. I realize they cannot control that, but something should be done, because it's unsanitary to be leaking bodily fluids into my meal.
I think overall the food is great, and with the exception of a few, the staff is rude and unfriendly.
Crab for breakfast. From Maine we travel back to our home town of Baltimore about twice a year and have made the Blue Moon Cafe a must visit every time. The last time was Memorial Day 2010 weekend and I chose a crab meat tomato dish that was one of the best things I ever ate. The dish had a base of Blue Moon's crispy hash browns then a mixture of a few tomato chunks and lots of lump crab meat top with two fried eggs and covered in hollandaise sauce with a dusting of crab seasoning. I am not sure if this dish is on the menu due to the server recommending it I never open the menu. There was a little wait to get a table but we never felt rushed once we were seated. Now that we have been back in Maine I keep thinking of trying to replicate the dish in my own kitchen but I am hesitant for I don't want to taint my memories of that awesome dish.
Breakfast done right.
So the hubby accompanies me on a business trip to Baltimore and does the tourist thing while I'm at work. Well day 2 he starts bragging about the breakfast spot he found. Captain Crunch French toast and perfect eggs. As a guy who was in the food service industry for 10+ years, it takes a lot to make him gush.
He was right on the mark. The French toast is made with bakery fresh bread and pure vanilla. I had a dish which consisted of farm fresh eggs, sun ripened tomatoes. hash browns made with grated seasoned potatoes(not the frozen out of the bag variety) and a ridiculously generous helping of Maryland crab.
We waited a bit for the food to come out, but passed the time ogling everyone else's plate and chatting with the manager. You do have to wait for fresh food to be cooked. But man, is it worth it!
Bacon and eggs. Tell every out there that is looking for an excellent bacon and eggs this is the place to go Look no futher. The bacon is very good quality and lean. My friend had the veggie scramble and enjoyed her meal it was very filling. The hashbrowns have a nice flavor and are crispy golden brown. The oj is very good and fresh and tasted fresh squeezed .
If you watch the Food Network's Diner's, Dives and Drive-in's, then you may have seen this restaurant on an episode. Featured on the show was Captain Crunch french toast with fresh fruit. NO syrup is needed!!!
The waitress recommended a dish with hashbrowns on bottom, with eggs of choice, cheese, LUMPS of fresh crab meat and hollandaise sauce. It was AMAZING! I opted out of the hollandaise sauce and mine was still delicious. My boyfriend and I shared a short stack of their famous captain crunch french toast and it was ideal. We came hungry for good food and we left VERY satisified.
My boyfriend loved it SO much he went back with a friend 4 days later and ordered new dishes that he was equally thrilled about.
I recommend to everyone! :)
Great Fells Point Experience. Extensive breakfast menu with fresh food and interesting combinations. For a group, get an order of the Captain Crunch FrenchToast and put it in the middle of the table. Hash brown stacks (crab stack is awesome), multiple versions of eggs benedict and mexican varieties are terrific. Juice is fresh and coffee is bold. Great experience with the staff in the cozy confines of the restaurant. Don't wait in line - come by 830am. Great experience and wonderful reflection of Fells Point at the Blue Moon Cafe. We are fans!
Always Worth It.
Blue Moon is always a treat when my family heads to the Baltimore area. We make sure that at least one meal is dedicated to the delicious cinnamon buns, cap'n crunch french toast, and never-ending coffee served quickly and with a personable smile.
Some say the wait is a hassle. I say that when something is this incredible, it's worth any second of wait - especially when the surrounding neighborhood is beautiful and the harbor is in the neighborhood.
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