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Best Coffee Bar

Daily Grind

1720 Thames St., (410) 558-0399

Posted 9/17/2003

One criterion for a coffeehouse: Can you write a dissertation there? Put another way: Can you bring in a laptop, stay there all day, but still have a bit of human contact? Or: Can you occasionally stretch your legs and have something to see, for instance the gorgeous freak show that assembles seven days a week on Thames Street? A lot of places that are actually cafes call themselves coffeehouses, but a coffeehouse is a special entity, and its purpose should never be diluted. It never has been at the Daily Grind, even after it relocated from its original spot. For the record, the coffee blends served here are delicious, and the baked goods and small selection of sandwiches are more than serviceable. And there's a smoking section.

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Other Awards for Best Coffee Bar:

Patterson Perk, 9/22/2004

A Common Ground, 9/18/2002

The Coffee Mill, 9/19/2001

A Common Ground, 9/19/2001

Donna's Charles Village, 9/13/2000

Daily Grind, 9/15/1999

Ze Mean Bean Café, 9/17/1997

City Café, 9/18/1996

The Coffee Mill, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Daily Grind:

Best Wi-Fi Hotspot, 9/21/2005

Best Coffee Bar, 9/15/1999

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