For coffee and desserts, Baltimore locals know that Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop is among the best, and Vaccaro's Little Italy location is chock full of delectable treats. Stop by some evening for a strong macchiato and the shop's signature housemade cannoli filled with sweetened ricotta and chocolate drops, or visit after an afternoon of shopping and treat yourself to a glass of wine and some traditional tiramisu with its double layers of lady fingers soaked in coffee liqueur and espresso and topped with marscapone.
Desserts and drinks are what this place is famous for, but don't forget there's a limited cafe menu. Grill-pressed panini sandwiches are a popular choice, and come with your choice of pasta salad, marinated artichokes, or olives on the side. Whatever you order, once you take your first bite you'll understand why this family-owned shop has been doing brisk business near Union Wharf since 1956.
Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop
222 Albemarle Street
Baltimore, MD 21202