The Red Emma's Cafe

Welcome to the cafe at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, a worker-owned and operated vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the heart of Baltimore's North Avenue arts district. We specialize in high-quality, low-cost food that's socially responsible—from transparently-traded coffee, to organic dairy, locally-crafted bread, and beyond. We pride ourselves on offering one of Baltimore's best selections of vegan and vegetarian fare ... check out our menu for a sample of what we offer, and stop in any day to see what's on special! And be sure to sample our wide range of delectable vegan baked goods—all produced in house by our coop kitchen crew—and grab a cup of Thread Coffee, transparently-traded and roasted onsite by our collective.

With seating for more than a hundred (and a private meeting room available for rent, plus a small area just for kids), there's always room for families and other large groups, or come by yourself for some quiet reading time. There's free wifi available througout the cafe, and plenty of reading material to excite and engage in our bookstore—plus a full program of readings and lectures throughout the week. Email us for more information, or come on by any Tuesday - Sunday ...

Tonight! Happy hour special is vegan shepherds pies! Don’t miss these and $4 local beers from 5pm-8pm tonight, Friday only! . . . . . . #shepherdspie #vegan #veganshepherdspie #veganhappyhour #redemmashappyhour #baltimorehappyhour #happyhourspecials #fridayhappyhour #vegantreats #vegancomfortfood #whatveganseat #plantbased #anythingyoucaneaticaneatvegan
Come in from the cold for a sunny warm brunch with us today! We’ve got breakfast burritos, donuts, autumn spice lattés, maple cayenne hot chocolates, and of course rad books all waiting for you to scoop them up! . . . . . #vegan #plantbased #whatveganseat #veganbrunch #baltimorebrunch #saturdaybrunch #hangoverbrunch #vegancafe #veganbreakfast #autumnspice #maplecayenne #hotchocolate #veganhotchocolate #vegandonuts #vegandoughnuts #donutalliance
It’s the perfect day for a toasty grilled cheese, hearty tomato soup, and a hot cider! And don’t forget the sweet vegan treats and rad books and zines! . . . . . #whatveganseat #plantbased #vegan #vegantreats #rad books #zines #hotcider #veganbreadpudding #veganbrownies #veganlunch #vegandinner #vegancafe #anythingyoucaneaticaneatvegan #bemorevegan #vegansofbaltimore
This cozy corner could be yours! Come get a hot coffee, a delicious breakfast, and a rad new book this mornin’ 🖤 . . . . . . #vegan #veganbreakfast #veganbreakfastsandwich #plantbased #radbooks #assatashakur #assata #localcoffee #threadcoffee
This Friday’s happy hour special is samosas with coriander chutney! These and $4 monument cans are available only Friday from 5-8! . . . . . . #vegan #veganhappyhour #baltimorehappyhour #redemmashappyhour #fridayhappyhour #vegantreats #plantbased #whatveganseat
Come by for a melty grilled cheese and delicious sweet potato, ginger, and collard greens soup! . . . . . #grilledcheese #vegangrilledcheese #rainydays #baltimorevegan #vegansofbaltimore #plantbased #vegan #sundayfunday #veganlunch #veganbrunch #whatveganseat

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