• Dovecotepronounced duhv-koht, is a medieval birdhouse or a place where a harmonious group comes to settle.

    Nestled in Reservoir Hill, Dovecote Café is a community based hub and food oasis. Our name is meant to evoke a sense of communal nesting. In addition to enjoying the selection of hand crafted food and drinks, customers are meant to sit, stay, and gather at Dovecote Café.

  • Our Menus & Inspiration

    Made with love from our heart to your table #BestBakedGoods2016 #BestCafeBaltimore

    Baked Goodness.

    Lemon Zucchini Bread  $3.75

    Zucchini, Lemon, Glaze & a little somethin' extra

    Whole Loaf (24 hour notice) $25


    Sweet potato Blueberry Muffins $3.75

    Loaded with blueberries!


    Caramel Apple Crumble $4

    Caramelized Apples, Pecans


    Corn Muffins $3.75

    Strawberry, Nutella, or Cheddar Jalapeño Add butter $0.50


    Brioche Bread Pudding $3.75

    Warmth and Happiness  


    Peach Upside Down Cake $4.50

    Simply the best! (trust us)

    Whole Cake (24 hour notice) $35


    Sticky Peach Buns $3.75

    Pecans, Peaches, Cinnamon, Brown Sugah Baby!


    Breakfast Burrito $7.00

    Scrambled Eggs, Cheddar, Potatoes, Turkey Sausage or Bacon, Spinach, Wrapped

    *make it a sandwich if your heart desires!


    Spinach Pie $6.00

    Spinach, caramelized onions, parmesan cheese & love!

    Order a whole pie $28


    Woot! Granola

    Almond Lavender, Cherry Pecan or Moroccan Fruit & Nut

    with milk $6.00

    with yogurt $7.00


    #IssaSalad #IssaWrap #IssaSandwich

    House-made Salads served straight up, in a wrap, or as a sandwich – your choice!


    Shrimp Salad; Grilled Shrimp, Spinach, Cucumbers $12


    Chicken Salad; Grilled Chicken, Spinach, Apples, Tomatoes, Cucumbers $10


    Kale Hash; Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Red Onions, Chipotle Mayo $10

    Add chicken $2


    Grown-up Grilled Cheese $8.00

    Cheddar Cheese, Peppers, Onions, Chipotle BBQ sauce

    Add chicken $2


    *Featured in Food & Wine* Seasonal Harvest Salad $10    Kale, Sweet Potato, Red Onion, Blue Cheese, House-made Chipotle Yogurt Dressing

    Add chicken $2


    Vegan Crab Cake $12

    (Served on Brioche/Over Salad)

    Add cheese $0.50

    Add a fried egg $1


    Soup of the Day

    Bowl $8.00 or Cup $4.00

    Add bread $1

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    Press. Media. Shout Outs.


    Dovecote Cafe, The Baltimore City Community Nest​
    Black folks in America grow up in communal spaces like this, where the throwback R&B tracks are loud (think cafe-wide sing-a-longs), conversations are dynamic and lively, and even if we’re minding our own business, we still look out for and take care of each other. Much has been made about the specialty coffee bar as a new sort of “third space,” and Dovecote has found incredible success here in Baltimore by putting its community first, in a cafe space that is unapologetically, authentically Black.
    Sprudge September 5, 2017


    The Dovecote Café Serves Up More Than Just Great Coffee
    Spend a little time at Dovecote and you’ll understand why “community first, café second” is its motto, mission and war cry. “Social spaces are what make a neighborhood,” says Aisha Pew....“As black people, we’ve been taught that those things only exist in white neighborhoods, and once they open near our homes, we can’t afford to be there anymore.”
    Food & Wine October 16, 2017


    Dovecote Cafe brings new life to Reservoir Hill
    People are talking about the Dovecote Cafe -- not just about the peach upside-down cake, but about turning the community upside down and making it work again. The Dovecote Cafe is a gem on Madison Street, a throwback to a time when people wanted to know one another.
    WBAL TV Aug 25, 2017


    I noticed the wallpaper first. Gorgeous wallpaper. On one wall, a towering framed section of a twist on classic Contemporary French Toile, Harlem Toile de Jouy by Sheila Bridges, depicting African-American subjects shooting hoops and jamming to boomboxes. The natural light in this space is beautiful, too. Twin glass porches form the front of Dovecote Cafe in Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill and provide private sunny nooks in which to sip your coffee and work or read quietly. Then you notice the eclectic mix of furniture, which balances stylish plastic acrylic chairs with rustic wooden tables. Every detail in this space seems to have been lovingly curated and this is exactly the way the owners of Dovecote Cafe want it.
    BMore Art December 19, 2015
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