Rise and Grind this National Coffee DayPosted September 26th, 2022 cafes, local coffeeshops, National Coffee Day
It’s time to start the day with a cup of joe to celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th! As fall begins and the days get shorter, you might feel low on energy. National Coffee Day is here to energize your life with caffeine that will keep you going all day long. In Baltimore, you can find so many great local coffee shops that can help you celebrate and help you support local businesses. Here are our top picks for where to get the best coffee in Baltimore, all not too far from your home here at Luminary at One Light:
Daily Grind in Fells Point offers so many signature espresso drinks, you’re guaranteed to find a new favorite coffee. If you are feeling extra caffeine from a late night, try the Jitter Machine—a size large has six shots of espresso! If you are more of a traditional coffee person, try one of their classic cappuccinos or americanos for a flavorful drink with your choice of milk!
Pitango Bakery and Café
Pair your cup of joe with a tasty bakery treat at Pitango in Fells Point! Inspired by Italian espresso-based offerings, you can try the unique taste of their Fortunata Espresso blend. Pitango collaborated with Vigilante Coffee in creating a distinctive blend of Brazilian, Ethiopian, and Indonesian beans for perfection. Fortunata also includes some notes of fruit and honey, giving you a taste you can’t find anywhere else!
OneDo Coffee Roasters
OneDo offers plenty of full-bodied and rich coffee beans for you to add to your daily routine. Try their sweet-tasting Aceh Tengah, which contains notes of chocolate, dried cherries, almonds, and honey. There are also fruity options, such as Yigarcheff, comprised of strawberry, lavender, and key lime undertones. They also serve ready-to-drink beverages, including espressos and various lattes to try on-the-go or in the café. Now that fall has arrived, be sure to try their homemade pumpkin-spice syrup in your coffee. Take a short trip over to Canton to check out all of the delicious options OneDo has to offer!
Café Dear Leon
Café Dear Leon offers locally sourced coffees that taste as good as they sound. Order their Dark Mocha, a tasty double shot espresso with house chocolate sauce with steamed milk and micro-foam, topped with shaved chocolate perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Coffee beans are also available (whole and ground), including Antithesis, with intensely chocolatey, caramelly, and smoky flavors that will leave you craving more.
Order and Chaos
For a company that encourages creativity and productivity, Order and Chaos in Federal Hill is the perfect place to get work done or feel inspired. With so many options to choose from, you will always have a new drink to try out. They also offer boxes of coffee, giving you a larger amount if you prefer more than one cup of coffee, or want to keep some coffee in the house for the days you need a quick pick-me-up!
Head over to Hampden to check out Artifact Coffee’s brew bar and be sure to check out their seasonal options. Artifact’s Espresso Bar also features a variety of common drinks like Americano or Flat Whites for traditional coffee lovers. Let Artifact give you your dose of caffeine this National Coffee Day!
Café Los Suenos
With each batch of coffee handcrafted to perfection, Café Los Suenos in Hampden emphasizes quality coffee sourced from smallholder farms, producer cooperatives, and importers focused on fair pricing. You can try one of Iced Horchata Lattes, with touches of nutmeg and cinnamon that make the drink delectable, or opt for one of their many other options. Guaranteed to taste great, Cafe Los Suenos has a great selection and atmosphere for you to celebrate National Coffee Day.
Check out Zeke’s Coffee in Pigtown for tasty fresh cups of coffee and rich blends. Try out their Pumpkin Spice Latte Special, complete with pumpkin spice syrup, whipped cream, and cinnamon, just in time for fall. For blends, order the Charm City, which has a mix of ½ and ½ varietals that produces a flavorful and consistent coffee for you to savor. You can also get coffee shipped to you for your convenience and tastebud joy!
As a Korean-inspired cafe in Mount Vernon, you can try a variety of food and drinks that embody Korean tastes. Dooby’s offers many classic coffee options, including Cafe au Lait consisting of half drip coffee and half steamed milk. You can also order a Traditional Cappuccino with steamed milk to warm you up on National Coffee Day.
Baby’s on Fire
Start your National Coffee Day in Mount Vernon at Baby’s on Fire. You can try their Drip Coffee, made with their locally roasted house blend or their Oatchata Brew, made with oat milk. All drinks can be made hot or cold, and shots can be added to each drink based on your caffeine needs.
With multiple locations throughout Baltimore, you will fall in love with this local chain. Be sure to try Ceremony’s nitro cold brew, as well as their pour-over and seasonal options. You can also bring home beans by the bag. These fresh offerings will rejuvenate your body and give you the best last taste of fall.
If you are a fan of making your coffee at home, you have to check out Vagrant Coffee, with locations throughout Baltimore. Try the Nomad blend, which has notes of peach, grilled fig, coconut, and almond if you enjoy a medium roast. You can also purchase the Maryland SPCA Rescue Blend, a sweet medium roast with the taste of mixed nuts and a hint of citrus. Each purchase donates $1 to the Maryland SPCA and includes a pet bandana for your four-legged friend!
Regardless of your coffee preferences, Baltimore has everything you need to find the right cup of coffee for you! With so many places to check out, you can be sure to fall in love with a new flavor or shop. You’re also helping out local Baltimore businesses, making your purchase even more celebratory. We hope you enjoy your new brew this National Coffee Day!