Clatter is a café in Frostburg, MD. We serve specialty coffee and espresso with care, as well as tea and other drinks. We have a limited but legit café food menu. When things aren’t so “covid-y” we have good hang-out space and eclectic live music. C’est la vie. We have a walk-up window and some outdoor seating. Currently closed inside, but still happy to see you!
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Housemade syrups: Mocha, Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut
Natural: Honey, Molasses, Maple Syrup (S&S Maple Camp)
Sugar free: Vanilla, Caramel
Milks: almond (.50), soy (.50), oatly (.75), ½&½ (.50), full cream ($1), whole, skim
Seasonal dark roast: Full-bodied, smoky, chocolatey.
A lighter, more complex roast of beans from a single location (not a blend).
A double shot of espresso with velvety micro-foamed milk.
Make it mocha, vanilla, caramel, maple, molasses, honey, hazelnut, sf vanilla, or sf mocha for 50¢.
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.
An Earl Grey, Lavender, and vanilla tea latte: Like a London Fog with Lavender and vanilla.
Instead of espresso, we make your latte with organic matcha and steamed milk, lightly sweetened with real local maple syrup. Matcha is ground, young, shade-grown green tea leaves.
Instead of espresso, we make this latte with a wholesome home-made blend of turmeric, honey, coconut oil, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.
A double shot of espresso.
Equal parts espresso and steamed milk in a 4 oz. rocks glass.
Double shot of espresso and 4 oz. of velvety micro-foamed milk.
Like our cappuccino, but made with steamed half-and-half instead of whole milk.
Café au Lait
A double shot of espresso poured into piping hot water.
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.
Organic Tea / Iced Tea
Organic House Tea
Black, Green, Chamomile (CF), Hibiscus (CF), Chai, or Yerba Mate.
House Iced Tea
Green or Black, unsweetened. (Others iced to order)
Note: Mon - Wed is a limited menu: Lox bagel, toasted bagels with spread, and baked goods
Friends will notice our food menu has changed a lot since the instability of covid set in.
Whatever we do, we'll continue to do with attention and care, and look forward to a time we can bring back more options. Thanks!
(7am to Close)
Toasted Bagel w/ Spread • V
Choice of plain bagel or “everything” bagel. Cream cheese: plain, fresh herb, cran-rosemary. Also: butter, olive oil, peanut butter, jam.
Breakfast Bagel • V
Choice of bagel, fried egg, cheddar, chopped bacon, caramelized onion. No bacon, $6.
Bagel w/ Lox
Choice of bagel with light schmear of cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, and pickled red onion. Open face.
Open Faced Breakfast Bagel
More! Two halves of toasted bagel, each topped with fried egg, bacon, cheese, and carm onion.
Clatter Breakfast Cup
Cheese grits topped with fried egg, cheddar jack, chopped bacon and caramelized onion.
Sourdough bread topped w/ avocado and cherry tomatoes, finished with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Large slice of crustless quiche. Additional ingredients vary. Served with hot sauce and crème fraiche.
Yogurt Parfait • V
Layers of yogurt, housemade blueberry jam, topped with granola, honey, and fresh fruit.
Boxed Cereal and Milk
Single-serving cereal box w/ 6 oz. whole milk.
(Add-ons and Substitutions: $1 Any cream cheese. Sub GF Bagel; $2 Bacon, egg; $3 Avocado; $3.5 Lox; $4 Chicken; $6 Shrimp)
Two eggs, bacon, cheddar, caramelized onion.
Clatter Grilled Cheese • V
Grilled sourdough bread with cheddar and caramelized onion. Add bacon $2.
Cream of Crab Soup
Famous cream of crab soup. Add bacon $2.
Pots de Crème
Super-rich custard topped with maple syrup and a hint of coarse salt.
Kids PB&J Tortilla
Peanut butter and jam in a flour tortilla.
Kids Grilled Cheese
Plain grilled cheese cut in four.
Kids Yogurt w/ Jam
All events and shows have been postponed due to coronavirus.
Check out some virtual performances on our YouTube page.
Please click below to view Clatter’s full Google Calendar. (Note: you will have to be logged in to a Google account to add to your calendar.)
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T-Shirt, tri-blend, heather gray with logo.
You can send a Clatter eGift Card! It's really easy for you and for them, and kinda fun.
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Physical gift cards available in-store, or order below. Add $2 to desired amount for postage and handling.
Clatter offers free Wi-Fi to our guests. The network is “Clatter Guest.” There is no password.
Want to Stay Above Clatter?
Clatter Mobile Café
Bring Clatter to your event or office! Our trained baristas bring their expertise and our own modular coffee shop system to you. Put a top-notch café experience right where you want it.
Bulk Breakfast Takeout Deals
Want to feed a crowd? Order ahead. Call for more info.
- 6 Breakfast Bagels, w or w/out bacon
- 12 Breakfast Bagels, w or w/out bacon
- 6 Bagels, Toasted w Spread
- 12 Bagels, Toasted w Spread
Our dining room might be perfect for your event. You should check it out. In-house catering is available.
Sadly, our beloved social space is currently closed inside. Happily, we are doing walk-up service at our windows on the side of the building (Mechanic St). Crew follow the guidelines set by the CDC and Maryland Department of Health. We follow the MDH published decision tree to guide employees regarding exposures, testing, quarantine, isolation and return to work. We've modified our set up and practices to reduce close contact between employees.
- Please silence your devices. Please don’t play any audio out loud. 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.
- Don’t bring in food or drink from other places.
- 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.
- Clatter is BYO with food purchase, on the dining room side only.
- Q: Who do I talk to about performing at Clatter?
A: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Music.” Include links to your music. Or drop off a recording with your name and contact info. Clatter prefers mostly original music. Non-musical ideas are welcome as well.
- Q: Who do I talk to about having an art show at Clatter?
A: We aren't really doing that right now, but if you'd like to talk about something in the future, send an email to email@example.com with the subject heading “Art.”
- Q: Can I hang something on the bulletin board?
A: Yes. Please don't ask barista to do it. Board is generally for upcoming events. If an item doesn't have an event with a date, like an ad or business card, it may be taken down after a couple weeks. No offense meant.
- 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 kind of hard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 presence within the food program through all its 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 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.
7am - 2pm | 7 days a week
mon/tue/wed | limited food menu
Please use any of these methods to contact us about your experience, about catering, renting the dining room, or interest in performing.