Blue Moon Cafe – A Review

As a reward (or motivator) for my 8-mile run on Saturday, Jeremy and I had breakfast at the famed Blue Moon Café in Fell’s Point.


I’m not sure if they were always ridiculously popular or if the fact that they were on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives helped to catapult them to super stardom but cheese-n-rice, it’s really difficult to get a table here.

Off topic – does Guy Fieri annoy anyone else?  What is with that guy?  I just want to punch him. 

I think it’s his hair.  Or the fact that he sometimes wears his sunglasses on the back of his head.  Or that he eats with his hands when he’s in other people’s kitchens on the show and it just seems rude… and gross.  Oh and he has man jewelry… most notably a PINKY RING.

Back on topic – they were featured on the Food Network for the Cap’n Crunch french toast which looked like a heart attack mcfatty breakfast to me.  Still – I wanted to try this place because a lot of friends have dined here and loved it.  Plus – I wanted to say that I’ve eaten here!  I’ve driven by this place on countless Saturday mornings only to see large crowds waiting outside for a table.  I wanted to say that I’m one of the people that managed to eat here on a Saturday morning.

We thought that getting there around 9am would be okay.  I mean – it’s Saturday morning in Baltimore City.  Who the hell gets up that early? 

Plenty of people.

There wasn’t a huge crowd outside like I typically see but we still had to wait about 20 minutes for a table.  I used this time to stretch and change shirts because sweat was pouring off of me to the point where when I bent over slightly to stretch my hamstrings, I was BLINDED by the mixture of sweat and sunblock. 

They serve Bluebird Coffee  and it’s delicious.  I thought the waitstaff was friendly and they always refilled my coffee.  I actually lost track of the amount of coffee I was drinking after 3 refills.

We started off with a fresh fruit plate.  I forgot to take a picture but the plate consisted of blueberries, grapes, sliced cantaloupe, sliced oranges and some sliced ruby red grapefruit.

Jeremy contemplated getting a cinnamon roll but the fact that I wouldn’t split it with him swayed his decision.  Isn’t it amazing how we always feel a little less guilty in indulging if we split it with someone?  If Jeremy won’t split a dessert with me, I won’t get one.

I ordered the oatmeal & brown sugar pancakes.  I really wanted pancakes (I hadn’t had a pancake since starting the p90x back in February) and the idea of an oatmeal pancake intrigued me.


The pancakes were really good.  I’m not sure if it was because the pancakes themselves were just that amazing or the fact that I was craving pancakes and was finally eating them just made them that much more magical.  The “oatmeal & brown sugar” part of the pancake was just a topping.  Still good. 

I also got a side of their hashbrowns.  Their hashbrowns must be laced with crack-cocaine or meth because holy crap, they are f’n amazing.  I’m craving them now!  So creamy… and yet the top layer had a fantastic crunch.

Jeremy got the Heuvos Rancheros Santa Fe.  It was some meat (chorizo) and cheese concoction.  I don’t know.  He ate the whole thing though and that’s always a good sign.  He liked it a lot.  His farts smelled terrible afterwards.


I would recommend this place to anyone but it’s about the size of a shoebox with poor air circulation.  We were lucky enough to be seated directly in front of the window a/c unit (perhaps that was done on purpose since I was sweating so profusely).  They offer a lot of offbeat breakfast menu items.  I think we’ll definitely be back but will be sure to get there at 7:30am.



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8 responses to “Blue Moon Cafe – A Review

  1. Meredith

    I sooooooooo wanna go here…one of these days. And even though it sounds like a heart attack, I have got to try the Cap’n Crunch French toast. I think it was super popular before Guy dropped by (its the sunglasses on the back of the neck that push me over the edge with him!) and now it’s madness. They also had this fantastic meat / veggie roll thing on DDD that looked to die for!

    BTW Miss Shirley’s was fantastic! I had the breakfast kabob and my friends both had omelets and it was all great. Thinking of trying it out for lunch on Friday.

    Glad you liked Miss Shirley’s! You should def. try Blue Moon… just get there EARLY. Or try going on a weekday (if you have the day off).

  2. I saw that episode and have been wanting to try it out. Your pancakes looked delicious!

    You should check it out if you are ever in Baltimore at 7:30am. 🙂

  3. Factor

    I’ll have to try that place next time I’m in MD. I love Diners Drive-ins and Dives. I watch it drooling, ready to go on a tour of these places. All chefs eat with their fingers and a pinky ring is just gangsta.

    You should definitely check it out. I meant to tell you awhile ago that I checked out Gia’s in Little Italy and loved it! I just wished I had known it was BYOB!

  4. I hate Guy Fieri. Hate. So. Much.

    I really think it is his sunglasses…

  5. Stacy

    Blue Moon is like that EVERY morning!!! (On the weekends anyway) I’ve never walked in and gotten a table and am always surprised how long people will wait! BUT it is worth the wait 🙂

    It totally is (just for the hash browns alone!)

  6. Damnit, now I want pancakes. Thanks a lot, Kim.

    I want pancakes!

  7. cagincognito

    It doesn’t beat Shirley’s!! 😛 lol

    Haha – I asked Jeremy which place he preferred for breakfast and he said it was a tough comparison. I agree! I love them both.

  8. i’ve wanted to go here for so long! its right down the street from where i work, and i’ve seen it on diners drive ins and dives too. i hear its amazing 🙂

    It is SO good. Just get there early!

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