This worker-owned and much-loved coffee shop is a Baltimore stalwart. A community-focused cafe, Charmington's even had a lunch visit and conversation about wages and labor practices with Barack Obama a few years back. Try the famous Ginger Immunitea—steeped raw ginger with honey and lemon—and (very, very good) house baked muffins. Bring a book and stay a while enjoying coffee made with Counter Culture beans inside the more than 100-year-old former factory space with exposed brick and big windows that let lots of light in. Also, since 2020, Charmington’s customers have been “Paying It Forward” by buying meals and groceries that are then donated to the community by the shop—yet another reason this place is so special.