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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!


Clatter House


Clatter House

Seasonal dark roast: Full-bodied, smoky, chocolatey.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $2 / $2.25

Single-Origin Feature

A lighter, more complex roast of beans from a single location (not a blend).

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $2 / $2.25


(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $1

Double Shot


Double Shot

A double shot of espresso.

(~2 oz.) ... $2.5


Equal parts espresso and steamed milk in a 4 oz. rocks glass.

(4 oz.) ... $3.5


Double shot of espresso and 4 oz. of velvety micro-foamed milk.

(6 oz.) ... $3.5


A double shot of espresso poured into piping hot water.

(12 oz.) ... $2.5

Caffe Macchiato

A double shot of espresso with a “mark” of steamed milk in the center.

(3 oz.) ... $3.5

Caffe Breve

Like our cappuccino, but made with steamed half-and-half instead of whole milk.

(6 oz.) ... $3.5

Caffe Latte


Caffe Latte

A double shot of espresso with velvety micro-foamed milk.
Make it vanilla, mocha, caramel, maple, molasses, or honey for 50¢.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $3.5 / $4

Chai Latte

House-brewed organic masala chai tea with vanilla syrup, cinnamon, and steamed milk.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $4 / $4.5

Dirty Chai Latte

A chai latte, as above, but with a shot of espresso.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $4.25 / $4.75

Purple Haze

An Earl Grey, Lavender, and vanilla tea latte: Like a London Fog with Lavender and vanilla.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $4 / $4.5

Tea Latte

Your choice of tea, incorporated with steamed milk.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $3.5 / $4

Matcha Latte

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.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $4 / $4.5

Golden Milk Latte

Instead of espresso, we make this latte with a wholesome home-made blend of turmeric, honey, coconut oil, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.

(8 oz. / 12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $4 / $4.5 / $5

Hot Chocolate

Our house-made dutch chocolate syrup mixes with creamy steamed milk for a luxury hot chocolate experience.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $3 / $3.5

Pour Over

Manual Brew

Pour Over

The barista performs the extraction, pouring hot water through the coffee and a paper filter. Expect a bright, clean cup.

(10 oz.) ... $3.25

Clever Dripper

Filtered immersion method, with aspects of french press and Pour-over. The grounds rest in the water. When the extraction is complete, the barista releases the filtered coffee into the cup by a mechanism in the dripper.

(10 oz.) ... $3

French Press

Immersion method with metal mesh filter, serves 1 or 2.
Grounds rest in the water. When extraction is complete, a filter with a gasket is pushed through the water, trapping the grounds at the bottom. The filtered coffee is poured out.

(10 oz.) ... $3 / $6

Iced Coffee

Cold Coffee

Iced Coffee

Our house dark roast served cold with ice.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $2.25 / $2.5

Iced Latte

A double shot of espresso poured over ice and milk.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $3.5 / $4

Cold Brew

A special blend of coffees, cold-steeped in-house for 24 hours, for a rich, smooth, very strong cold drink.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $3.5 / $4

Minky Swoop

Our take on a Vietnamese street coffee: our cold-brew, sweetened condensed milk, and half and half served over ice.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $3.5 / $4

Organic House Tea

Tea / Iced Tea

Organic House Tea

Black, Green, Chamomile (CF), Chai, or Hibiscus (CF).

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $2

Yerba Mate

An earthy, naturally caffeinated tea made from the leaves of a South American shrub.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $2

House Iced Tea

Green or Black.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $2

Roasted Roots

Robust blend of Burdock, Dandelion, and Chicory Root.
Locally grown or foraged by our across-the-street neighbors (The Nettle Patch Herb Shop).

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $4

Herbal Green

Locally grown or foraged by our across-the-street neighbors. Nettle, Spearmint, Lemon Balm, Raspberry Leaf, Catnip.

(12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $4

Other Offerings

(kids / 12 oz. / 16 oz.)

Orange Juice ... $2 / $2 / $2.5
LaCroix (12 oz.) ... $2
Glass of Milk ... $1.75 / $1.75 / $2
Chocolate Milk ... $2 / $2.75 / $3
Hot Chocolate ... $2 / $3 / $3.5




No coffee, just steamed, micro-foamed milk with one of our syrups (or without!): Vanilla, Caramel, Mocha, Maple, Honey, or Molasses.

(8 oz. / 12 oz. / 16 oz.) ... $2 / $2.5 / $3


(Note: Tuesday and Wednesday is a limited menu: bagels and baked goods)

Toasted Bagel, any spread

Morning and All Day

Toasted Bagel, any spread • V

Plain or Everything.
Clatter’s bagels are shipped par-baked from the Bronx and finished fresh in our store.
Choose cream cheese, hummus, butter, rotating specialty spreads like fresh herb cream cheese, cranberry-rosemary cream cheese, etc.

... $3

Breakfast Bagel Sandwich • V

Plain or Everything bagel, eggs, caramelized onion, and cheddar cheese. Add bacon, $1.

... $6

Lox Bagel

Smoked salmon and cream cheese; capers, tomato, pickled onion on the side. Served open-face. Plain or Everything bagel.

... $6 half / $10 whole

Big Mo'

A whole breakfast in a sandwich: Fried eggs, bacon, cheddar, and caramelized onion on two slabs of sourdough bread cooked in the sandwich press.

... $10


This egg dish is like a crustless quiche. Additional ingredients vary; veg and meat options. Served with hot sauce, crème fraiche and greens.

... $7

Yogurt Parfait • V

Layers of yogurt and jam, topped with granola, honey, and jam or fresh fruit.

... $6

Lunch and Evening


Bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on grilled sourdough bread.

... $8

Quesadilla • V

Grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms and a blend of cheeses grilled in a tortilla. Add meat optional.

... $7

Turkey Apple Brie

Turkey, apple and brie on grilled sourdough. Add bacon, $2.

... $9

Grilled Cheese • V

Cheddar and caramelized onions on grilled sourdough. Add bacon, $2.

... $6

Cuban Sandwich

Sliced pork, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, dill pickle and mustard grilled on French loaf.

... $12

Moroccan Chicken Sandwich / Salad

Marinated chicken breast, harissa, tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, and pickled onions on grilled flatbread or greens. Extra tzatziki $1.

... $12

Falafel Sandwich / Salad • V

House-made falafel, baba ganoush, tzatziki, lettuce, tomato and pickled onions on grilled flatbread or greens. Extra tzatziki $1.

... $12

Clatter Veggie Burger • V+

Our own house-made plant-based burger blends vegetables, pulses, grains, mushrooms and more. Burger and bun are vegan. Comes with Lettuce, tomato, mayo, choice of cheese. Specify if vegan. Vegan mayo and vegan cheese available.

... $12

Middle Eastern Plate • V

Hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki and grilled flatbread.

... $9

Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled chicken and fresh greens with house-made Caesar dressing.

... $9 / $12

House Salad • V

House-made dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar.

... $6 / $8

Cream of Crab Soup

All killer, no filler.

... $8


PB&J • V

Peanut butter and jelly on sourdough bread, cut in four triangles.

... $4

Grilled Cheese • V

Grilled sourdough and cheddar cheese, served with chips.

... $4

Yogurt • V

Yogurt and fresh fruit or jam garnish.

... $3


Recurring Events

Trivia: 1st / 3rd Thursdays, 6:30pm
Open-Mic: 4th Thursdays, 6:30pm


(All shows start at 7pm unless otherwise noted).

3/14Mr. Husband
Music • Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 • Time: 7pm

Indie singer-songwriter champion brings humor, poignant moments, and oh-so-perfect songs back to his old stomping grounds.

3/18Misfit Players: Improv
Performance • Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 • Time: 6:30

Fast and furiously funny improv

3/19Trivia w BJ Lewis
Events • Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 • Time: 6:30 PM

We shall gather and he shall ask us questions.


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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Take Clatter with you! Shop below or buy in-store. Prices include shipping.

Travel Mug

16 oz. ceramic travel mug with logo, wooden handle, metal rivets, plastic lid.

(16 oz.) ... $30

Diner Mug

15 oz. diner-style ceramic mug with logo.

(15 oz.) ... $12


T-Shirt, tri-blend, heather gray with logo.

(XS - 2X) ... $15

Clatter House Coffee

Clatter House, seasonal dark roast, whole bean only.

(12 oz.) ... $16

Gift Card

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.

(Refillable) ... $20+



Clatter offers free Wi-Fi to our guests. The network is “Clatter Guest.” There is no password.

Want to Stay Above Clatter?

Check out our Airbnb listing here.


  • 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 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 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 with subject heading “Employment.”

Our Story

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.



Clatter Café

15 S. Broadway
Frostburg, MD 21532

7am - 2pm | 7 days a week
tue/wed | limited food menu
Text or leave a message: 240.284.3131

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