Clatter is a coffee shop and social space in Frostburg, Maryland. We serve specialty coffee, espresso, tea and other drinks, as well as a satisfying food menu in a welcoming space.
Please explore our menu below, or use the tabs above.
House Dark Roast: Clatter House
Full-bodied, smoky, chocolatey.
A rotating lighter roast. Unlike a blend, these coffees are grown within a single known geographic origin. We change them often, always excited to share something new, and to showcase the ways region, processing method, and roast profile influence the final experience in the cup. Roasted by Little Amps Coffee Roasters in Harrisburg, PA.
Expect a bright, clean cup from this highly barista-controlled method.
Filtered immersion method, with aspects of french press and Hario.
Immersion method with metal mesh filter, serves 1 or 2.
A double shot of espresso.
Also called a “Gibraltar,” this is equal parts espresso and steamed milk in a 4 oz. rocks glass.
Our cappuccino is a double shot of espresso and 4 oz. of velvety micro-foamed milk.
A double shot of espresso with a “mark” of steamed milk in the center.
Hot water and a double shot of espresso.
Our breve is like our cappuccino, but made with steamed half-and-half instead of whole milk.
A double shot of espresso and velvety micro-foamed milk.
Your choice of tea, incorporated with steamed milk.
House-brewed organic masala chai tea with vanilla syrup, cinnamon, and steamed milk.
Dirty Chai Latte
A chai latte, as above, but with a shot of espresso.
Instead of espresso, we make your latte with an organic matcha powder and steamed milk, lightly sweetened with real local maple syrup. Matcha is ground, young, shade-grown green tea leaves.
An Earl Grey, Lavender, and vanilla tea latte: Like a London Fog with Lavender and vanilla.
Instead of espresso, we make this latte with a wholesome home-made paste of turmeric, coconut oil, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.
Our house-made chocolate syrup mixes with creamy steamed milk and cocoa powder for a luxury hot chocolate experience.
Our house dark roast served cold with ice.
A double shot of espresso poured over ice and milk.
A special blend of coffees, cold-steeped in-house for 24 hours, for a rich, smooth, very strong cold drink.
Our take on a Vietnamese street coffee: our cold-brew, sweetened condensed milk, and half and half served over ice.
Tea / Iced Tea
Organic House Tea
Black, Green, Chamomile (CF), Chai, or Hibiscus (CF).
South American, earthy, caffeinated.
House Iced Tea
Green or Black.
Locally grown or foraged by our across-the-street neighbors. Robust blend of Burdock, Dandelion, and Chicory Root.
Locally grown or foraged by our across-the-street neighbors. Nettle, Spearmint, Lemon Balm, Raspberry Leaf, Catnip.
(kids / 12 oz. / 16 oz.)
Steamed, micro-foamed milk with one of our syrups (or without): Vanilla, Caramel, Mocha, Maple, Honey, or combo.
We offer several delicious dining options to pair with your favorite beverage - enjoy flavors from around the world and around the corner. If you have a specific vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free request, please ask about our options.
Morning Menu 7am - 11am
Sandwiches and Salads 11am - 8pm
Entrées 4pm - 8pm
Bagels all day.
Morning and All Day
Omelet • V
Grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms, and cheese.
Bagel, toasted, with any spread • V
Clatter’s bagels are shipped par-baked from the Bronx and finished fresh in our store. Plain or Everything. Check out our specialty cream cheeses or hummus!
Breakfast Bagel Sandwich • V
Plain or Everything bagel, eggs, caramelized onion, and choice of cheese. Add bacon, $1.
Egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and cheese on a Plain or Everything bagel.
Smoked salmon and cream cheese, capers, tomato, pickled onion on the side. Served open-face. Plain or Everything bagel.
Layers of yogurt and jam, topped with granola, honey, and jam or fresh fruit.
This egg dish is like a crustless quiche. Additional ingredients vary; veg and meat options. Served with hot sauce, crème fraiche and greens.
Lunch and Evening
Moroccan Chicken Sandwich (or Salad)
Marinated chicken breast, harissa, tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, and pickled onions on grilled flatbread or greens. Extra tzatziki $1.
Sliced pork, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, dill pickle and mustard grilled on French loaf.
Falafel Sandwich (or Salad) • V
House-made falafel, baba ganoush, tzatziki, lettuce, tomato and pickled onions on grilled flatbread or greens. Extra tzatziki $1.
Clatter Veggie Burger • V+
Our own plant-based burger blends vegetables, pulses, grains, mushrooms and more. Burger and bun are vegan. Lettuce, tomato, mayo, choice of cheese. Specify if vegan.
Middle Eastern Plate
Hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki and grilled flatbread.
Turkey Apple Brie
Turkey, apple and brie on grilled sourdough. Add bacon, $2.
Bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on grilled sourdough bread.
Grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms and a blend of cheeses grilled in a tortilla. Add meat optional.
Grilled Cheese • V
Cheddar and caramelized onions on grilled sourdough. Add bacon, $2.
Chicken Caesar Salad
House-made Caesar dressing and grilled chicken on greens.
Choice of house-made dressings.
Take Clatter with you! Mugs, shirts, gift cards and other Clatter items can be purchased in the café or online. Check out the available items below.
T-Shirt, tri-blend, heather gray with logo.
Clatter offers free Wi-Fi to our guests. The network is “Clatter Guest.” There is no password.
- Please don’t play any audio out loud from your devices. Earbuds are available at the bar for $2. This includes speakerphone, audio from videos, music, etc.
- Our environment is for our guests. We’re glad you’re here, but you’ve got to buy something.
- Please don’t bring in food or drink from other places. Exception for Lorenzo’s Bakery and McFarland’s candies.
- Please keep your shoes on, and feet off of the furniture.
- For our smoking friends, there is a cigarette receptacle between the two doors out front, and one in the back alley.
- Clatter is a team. Tips are split amongst workers.
- If you’re going to camp, be cool and camp responsibly.
- Q: Who do I talk to about performing at Clatter?
A: Drop off a recording of your music with your name and contact info, or email email@example.com with the subject heading “Music.” Include links to your music. Clatter prefers mostly original music.
- Q: Who do I talk to about having an art show at Clatter?
A: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Art.”
- Q: Can I hang something on the bulletin board?
- Q: Can you put my display on your counter?
A: No. We don’t put things on the counter.
- Q: Can I hang my poster in your window?
A: No, we don’t hang things in the window.
- Q: How do I apply to work at Clatter?
A: It’s a pain in the butt to work here, and a lot is expected, so you probably don’t want to do it. But if you do, ask for an application at the counter. If you live far away, email email@example.com with subject heading “Employment.”
Clatter opened on April 14, 2017. It was a labor of love by locals who liked living in Frostburg, and wanted to keep the good things going. Along with friends, they gutted and remodeled a hundred-year-old building, re-using much of what they took out.
The ultimate goal was to be a whole spot: a comfortable, top-notch espresso bar; a great place to eat, a great place to meet friends or find them, and a great place to listen to music. It wouldn’t be very big, but we would put our hearts into it.
The hope was that if we put our best foot forward and did a good job, then maybe people would also choose to make it their own. Maybe put their hearts into it too.
We opened the coffee shop first, making food out of a corner of the bar.
For coffee, we partnered with the not-quite-open Basecamp Coffee Roasters, and the more-established Little Amps Coffee Roasters (Harrisburg, PA). Amps really came alongside us in those first years, supplying not just great coffee, but attentive training and mentoring in all things specialty coffee.
Our first food menu was entrusted to Josh Horevay, visionary chef and longtime friend. He put together a menu that felt right for a café, but also went in some more creative directions, incorporating aspects of Appalachian regional cooking and pushing the boundaries of what we could do.
In April, 2019 we finished the kitchen. By that time, we really needed more space: both for guests and for performances: musicians had been playing in the corner all this time and we were eager to offer a better space. In busy times, guests might not be able to find a seat. So we were excited to open the up an additional room, to be both additional seating and a killer listening room for music. Stephen Manger had done all the design and almost all of the construction from the very beginning. Now it was done, and it was beautiful.
We set to work making use of all of it. By that time, Josh had moved on to open Allegania in Cumberland. The kitchen came into the hands of Steve Sullivan, who had been a steady hand within the food program through all it’s big changes. Parker, a relatively new barista, was affirmed by his peers as the manager for the coffee/bar program. We also started scheduling the stage, focusing on original or old music of any kind that seemed to have life in it. That’s pretty much where we are as I write this.
Clatter is still figuring itself out. But we know we’re a crew that wants to contribute to the good of the town we’re in. We want to feel good about what we’re doing, and do something where giving-a-darn is valued. As a general rubric, we want to do good work and be valuable in the areas of of Coffee, Cookin’, Culture, and Community.
The expansion began a new period of growing that we’re probably still in as you read this. Both the espresso bar and food program have a little more room to breathe, and it’s an exciting time. But, as always, the focus is on respecting every single guest, and delivering product we’re proud of and service we stand by.
Stay up to date with what Clatter is doing in and around the community.
You’ll find news and upcoming events listed below:
Jazz Dinner: live band, 1st Fridays, 6-8pm
Trivia: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30pm
Open-Mic: 4th Thursdays, 6pm
(All shows start at 7pm unless otherwise noted).
Renowned singer-songwriter and novelist is gracing the Clatter stage! Stace performs an overview of his music under the John Wesley Harding moniker. $25, ticketed.
Fast and furiously funny improv.
Eclectic singer/songwriter brings her blend of Americana, folk, and blues (through FSU CES).
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