Tiny and charming in one of Baltimore’s coolest neighborhoods of Old Goucher, Sophomore Coffee is part of a collective of small businesses including a wine shop and a sake and natural wine bar with a zen-like courtyard. Even though it’s only been open for a couple of years, Sophomore feels like it’s been around forever. Owner Kris Fulton and his crew are warm and welcoming to all and they are now roasting their own coffee, a huge step for a small shop. Sophomore partners with local bakers like Two Crabs for a seasonal fresh pastry menu with treats like ricotta blueberry brioche tarts and lemon glazed raspberry hand pies. Try the espresso and tonic and add a shot of locally made Pure Chocolate by Jinji. Sit outside in the courtyard and lose track of time, it’s easy to do.