Mind Pub Cafe

On Fort Avenue you are sure to pass a corner shop with a daringly red sign that reads: ‘MIND PUB’.

The name allured me. I began to think about the things it could be. It is a bar. No, it is a board game shop. No, it is…and I drove onward and it was in the rear view mirror.

This happened about a hundred more times. One day, while walking along Fort with a friend the shop entered my vantage point but a little closer. My friend asked me if I had been. No, it is a fortune teller shop or a bar, I only pass this on my way to show a house I answered.

Mind Pub Cafe is my new favorite spot for coffee and a quick flavor packed bite. It has a two story space with nooks for quiet conversations, reading or working. Mind Pub is proudly Baltimorean with exposed beams and brick and proud photos of famous Baltimore residents. It has a commissary kitchen: a shared workspace for collaboration with other vendors. Mind Pub is a fun place for community events. They just-so-happen to host a BYOW (bring your own wine) Book Club; which, if you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re into that.

Check out that sammy below. It is their Darwin comprised of Brie, bacon, egg, apple jam on a toasted asiago cheese bagel. It is the breakfast sandwich combination I’ve always wanted!

I like that Mind Pub isn’t one thing. Not just a coffee shop or ice cream shop, not just a market with local goods and not just a community kitchen. My POV? I see an owner determined to collaborate with others by strategically presenting creative opportunities for businesses.

The lesson I learned is that there are gems hiding in plain sight. Also, be like my friend and tell people about the places you discover; who know, it could become their new favorite place! We are better together.

And for the record. Baltimore, you just became a cooler place because of Mind Pub.


  1. Thank you so much Nina for your kind review of our place. Its so nice to hear that people love it as much as we do. Our plan has always been to also be a “pub” and we are awaiting approval of a liquor license- hopefully any day now! We hope to see you you in here for some fun cocktails soon.

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      Nikki! I am thrilled we connected and even more thrilled that you created such a lovely space for locals to enjoy. Thank you!!! Looking forward to my next visit.

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