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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Plates Cafe

333 N. Charles St. (E. Pleasant St.) Send to Phone
410-962-8560
The iconic Woman’s Industrial Exchange is the home for Plates’ inventive, inexpensive casual fare.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Plates Cafe Restaurant Review

: The Woman’s Industrial Exchange tearoom was long an icon of Baltimore gastronomy, with such ladies’ lunch-y fare as chicken salad and tomato aspic served up by veteran waitresses. That version of the tearoom has been gone for years, but its latest incarnation, Plates Café, has something of the original’s shabby-chic charm. The remodeled dining room has plenty of retro touches---the old black-and-white linoleum floor, an antique pastry counter, funky vintage booths---but the food is definitely New School; this chicken salad, for instance, is laced with curried mango yogurt and served on multi-seeded bread. The café specializes in soups, salads, sandwiches and homemade pastries; the ingredients are locally sourced and organic whenever possible. Plates is also the new home of Kitchen for Change, a nonprofit providing culinary training to people transitioning from prison, addiction, or homelessness.

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