This restaurant does breakfast with a side of artsy, Baltimore authenticity. You cannot miss the place since it is the only row house painted blue from head to toe on the block. The café is small with local artist paintings for sale on the walls and stacks of City Papers next to the bar. Like I said, Baltimore authentic.
We went on a Wednesday in the late morning and had to wait for a table. That is because of the already few restaurants that focus on breakfast in Charm City; this restaurant is one of the best.
While the interior could use a bit of sprucing (the tablecloths, chairs, and menus are a bit worn out) the vibe is very shabby chic and funky. The service was fine but could have been more awesome (i.e. refilling my empty coffee cup and not having to ask for the check). With a few tweaks, this place will continue to be one of the best breakfast places in town.
We ordered a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich, G&G’s country scramble, and best of all a homemade cinnamon roll. Some of the baked goods are homemade and you can totally tell which ones because they are close to perfection. In the G&G’s dish, the homemade biscuits were fluffy, fresh, and drenched in a sausage gravy that was not too heavy. My bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich was good but could have been fantastic if it was served on a homemade English muffin or roll. The pièce de résistance of the meal was the homemade cinnamon roll. Wow, just wow. The roll was dense and spongy, the cinnamon spread was pungent and flavorful, and the glaze was moist and sweet. It was perfectly delicious.
Blue Moon Café has an awesome artsy flair and is serving some great homemade breakfast food. With a few updates and a continued focus on the customers, this restaurant will continue to be the crème de la crème of the authentically Baltimore breakfast experience.