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!
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.
Equal parts espresso and steamed milk in a 4 oz. rocks glass.
Double shot of espresso and 4 oz. of velvety micro-foamed milk.
A double shot of espresso poured into piping hot water.
A double shot of espresso with a “mark” of steamed milk in the center.
Like our cappuccino, but made with steamed half-and-half instead of whole milk.
A double shot of espresso with velvety micro-foamed milk.
Make it vanilla, mocha, caramel, maple, molasses, or honey for 50¢.
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.
Your choice of tea, incorporated with steamed milk.
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.
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.
Our house-made dutch chocolate syrup mixes with creamy steamed milk for a luxury hot chocolate experience.
The barista performs the extraction, pouring hot water through the coffee and a paper filter. Expect a bright, clean cup.
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.
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.
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).
An earthy, naturally caffeinated tea made from the leaves of a South American shrub.
House Iced Tea
Green or Black.
Robust blend of Burdock, Dandelion, and Chicory Root.
Locally grown or foraged by our across-the-street neighbors (The Nettle Patch Herb Shop).
Locally grown or foraged by our across-the-street neighbors. Nettle, Spearmint, Lemon Balm, Raspberry Leaf, Catnip.
(kids / 12 oz. / 16 oz.)
No coffee, just steamed, micro-foamed milk with one of our syrups (or without!): Vanilla, Caramel, Mocha, Maple, Honey, or Molasses.
(Note: Tuesday and Wednesday is a limited menu: bagels and baked goods)
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.
Breakfast Bagel Sandwich • V
Plain or Everything bagel, eggs, caramelized onion, and cheddar cheese. Add bacon, $1.
Smoked salmon and cream cheese; capers, tomato, pickled onion on the side. Served open-face. Plain or Everything bagel.
A whole breakfast in a sandwich: Fried eggs, bacon, cheddar, and caramelized onion on two slabs of sourdough bread cooked in the sandwich press.
This egg dish is like a crustless quiche. Additional ingredients vary; veg and meat options. Served with hot sauce, crème fraiche and greens.
Yogurt Parfait • V
Layers of yogurt and jam, topped with granola, honey, and jam or fresh fruit.
Lunch and Evening
Bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on grilled sourdough bread.
Quesadilla • V
Grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms and a blend of cheeses grilled in a tortilla. Add meat optional.
Turkey Apple Brie
Turkey, apple and brie on grilled sourdough. Add bacon, $2.
Grilled Cheese • V
Cheddar and caramelized onions on grilled sourdough. Add bacon, $2.
Sliced pork, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, dill pickle and mustard grilled on French loaf.
Moroccan Chicken Sandwich / Salad
Marinated chicken breast, harissa, tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, and pickled onions on grilled flatbread or greens. Extra tzatziki $1.
Falafel Sandwich / 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 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.
Middle Eastern Plate • V
Hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki and grilled flatbread.
Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled chicken and fresh greens with house-made Caesar dressing.
House Salad • V
House-made dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar.
Cream of Crab Soup
All killer, no filler.
PB&J • V
Peanut butter and jelly on sourdough bread, cut in four triangles.
Grilled Cheese • V
Grilled sourdough and cheddar cheese, served with chips.
Yogurt • V
Yogurt and fresh fruit or jam garnish.
Trivia: 1st / 3rd Thursdays, 6:30pm
Open-Mic: 4th Thursdays, 6:30pm
(All shows start at 7pm unless otherwise noted).
Indie singer-songwriter champion brings humor, poignant moments, and oh-so-perfect songs back to his old stomping grounds.
Fast and furiously funny improv
We shall gather and he shall ask us questions.
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T-Shirt, tri-blend, heather gray with logo.
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Clatter offers free Wi-Fi to our guests. The network is “Clatter Guest.” There is no password.
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- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 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
tue/wed | limited food menu
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