Best Pick-Me-Up: The Room

800 St. Paul St., (443) 438-7889,

A basement cafe in Mount Vernon doesn’t necessarily sound that exciting or cozy but hear us out—The Room is a surprisingly bright and excellent place to set up and answer a few emails or crank out that really final, final draft you’ve been agonizing over, while sipping a coffee (roasted by Thread) and filling up on a La Cubana panini or a breakfast sandwich or a happy hour glass of wine.

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