“Oh, you hang out at Carma’s? You must be a hipster.” There are not enough fingers on my hands to count how many times I’ve heard this. I want to make this clear: Carma’s Café is not just for hipsters even if all of the ones I know hang out there. In fact, it is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat for less than $10 if you want something more gourmet than Chipotle. My personal menu favorites are the Portobello Panino and the Vineyard Chicken Salad sandwich served with a side of the cold sesame noodles and the bagel and lox platter. The two things that attracted me to Carma’s in the first place was that it serves breakfast all day long and has unique daily specials such as Hawaiian Crème Fraiche Waffles. Although, I usually don’t have time to sit down inside or out on the sidewalk, Carma’s is a great place to take a moment. Carma’s can get pretty crowded around lunchtime and dinner, so if you want to hang around, you should plan to arrive early because the seating is limited. All in all, the staff is friendly, the food is great, and the people have created a pretty awesome open community, if I do say so myself.

Carma’s Café–3120 Saint Paul St # 7

Baltimore Fishbowl intern Cathy Lee attends Johns Hopkins.