Located right on the water, Bread and Butter Kitchen is tucked into a corner of an office building in charming Eastport and, some might say, easy to miss. But step inside and you'll wonder why you never knew about this delightful café.
Let's start with the stunning views. From a long window with eight stools facing the water, you watch sailboats bob and sway in their slips. The cafe is situated across from the Naval Academy and downtown Annapolis, so you'll catch all of the activity along the Severn; from sail boats to stand up paddle boarders, there's much to see.
The cafe shares a parking lot with the Annapolis Boatyard, so you might even have the chance to watch as the skilled workers move gigantic boats through the parking lot, never once bumping into a car. Perhaps even more entertaining is the frequent appearance of pirates in the cafe. Yes, pirates. Located around the corner from Pirate Adventures, Bread and Butter Kitchen is the go-to eatery for pirates and families alike.
While the views may pull you in, it's the food that will keep you coming back. Start with a scone, made from scratch each morning, buttery, moist, and bursting with flavor. Pair it with a cup of the locally roasted, Open Seas Coffee, and you'll be in heaven.
The menu features local ingredients and a variety of breakfast and lunch options to please every palate. As well as classics, you’ll find such interesting tastes as the Salsa de Huevos for breakfast and the Banh Mi burger for lunch. The menu also offers gluten-free and vegetarian items, and the kitchen is always willing to accommodate dietary needs.
Chef and owner Monica Alvarado started Bread and Butter Kitchen in 2016 at the Anne Arundel County Farmers market. making and selling prepared meals-to-go using farm fresh ingredients. She opened the cafe in 2017 and has been smiling ever since.