2501 Madison Ave., (443) 961-8677, dovecotecafe.com
There is absolutely no way you can walk into Dovecote Café, located in Reservoir Hill, and not feel welcomed. As soon as you walk in, Aisha Pew—who owns the café with her partner, Cole, and her mom, Gilda—greets you with a sunny smile. You’ll also probably get a chance to see Bacon, the official Dovecote doggie. Enjoy a delicious homemade brunch treat like their spinach frittata, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and feast your eyes on the pieces of art, created by local artists, hanging on the wall. You can’t help but feel mellow, peaceful, happy—that’s just the mood that Dovecote inspires.