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Grind On Café

Address:4607 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 

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By Bret McCabe | Posted 6/17/2009

4607 Harford Road, (410) 426-1161,

This quaint Harford Road coffee shop has emerged as an invaluable Northeast Baltimore stop for early morning bagels and Zeke's coffee, but don't pass on trying out its other fare: the café's chill vibe and cozy dining area make it an ideal stop for a leisurely paced lunch featuring build your own sandwiches ($7.25) from a selection of breads, meats, cheeses, veggies, and condiments. A filling turkey on sourdough with lettuce, tomato, Gouda, and wasabi mayo arrived with tortilla chips, and that piquant mayo was a flavorful way of making a familiar lunch standby--the turkey sandwich--taste fresh and lively. It also added a little extra zing to a bacon sandwich on sourdough with provolone and spinach (which only ran $4.50, presumably because bacon was its only meat). A large, thirst-quenching glass of iced coffee ($1.75) provided a much needed afternoon caffeine jolt, and sitting near Grind On's front glass windows offered a view of Lauraville as people popped in for a quick to-go coffee or settled at one of the outdoor tables to take in some sun.

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