The Hoof Cafe Closes in Locust Point, Could Reopen Under a New Operator

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Hoof Cafe closed at 1648 E. Fort Ave. in Locust Point. It first opened in June in a 600 sq. ft. space that was formerly the home of EarthShake.

Regarding the closing, co-owner Rebecca Friedman told her mother unexpectedly passed away and she will now have to be away from Baltimore more often.

The Hoof was a partnership between Locust Point residents Friedman, Jason Schiavone, and a silent partner. Schiavone purchased and renovated the three-story, 3,200 sq. ft. building in recent years. The building, which also includes apartments, is currently listed for sale for $700,000.

“We opened The Hoof because we longed for a coffee shop in Locust Point and are hoping that someone will take over the business from us so we can be patrons in the future,” said Friedman in an email to

In a Facebook post, Friedman also said, “While we have received interest from several parties, those interested should feel free to email me at to discuss. It is a true “Turn Key” operation and would be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested.”

The Hoof served coffee from coffee beans roasted at Locust Point’s Pfefferkorn’s Coffee, as well as South Mountain Creamery ice cream.

Photos courtesy of Bright MLS

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