About the Neighborhood


A World of Flavor in Restaurant Choices

The Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood provides the best of city living in a vibrant and centrally-located community that includes a variety of restaurants within walking distance.  There is a Mediterranean restaurant, an Indian cuisine, a vegan only menu, some that will deliver, several with cozy fireplaces and others with outside terraces.   You can always find one that has breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or Happy Hour within a very short walk.


TCNA is committed to promoting our five local businesses:   Cypriana, The Ambassador, One World Café, Hopkins Market, and  Alizee). Their success is essential to the vitality of our neighborhood. The expression “feet on the street” describes urban living at its best as residents can walk to parks, work, school, and dine at local restaurants.

To show our appreciation and support for our restaurants, TCNA purchased and delivered flower arrangements by Local Color Flowers to our fabulous five businesses for all their efforts to remain open and nourish us during these past two challenging years. We wish them a bright future as we shed our masks and welcome spring.

KANOM: Opened August 2023

443-708-8108            39th Street at Canterbury

The new cafe in the neighborhood, Kanom, insists on food quality. All items are made from scratch daily. Kanom is Thai for ‘a snack or sweet food made from flour’. The four owners are Nicki, Jeff, Ann, and Mickey, the chef.  The cafe is open every day except Tuesday from 7AM until 5PM with both indoor and outdoor seating.

They are serving coffee, espresso, Thai iced tea and coffee, sodas, boxed sandwiches and salad, cake, pastry, croissants (butter, chocolate, almond, ham and cheese). Salads and hot made in-house sandwiches are coming soon. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, they have additional special croissants: e.g. tiramisu and cookies and cream.

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From the Baltimore Banner Review:

Who doesn’t love a new bakery? I was happy to hear of the arrival of Kanom Cafe to 3811 Canterbury Rd., just by the Ambassador Dining Room.

The only hard part during a recent visit was deciding what to order. I went with the cube-shaped monkey bread — filled with decadent dark chocolate — and freshly made blueberry cheesecake. The best thing we ate this week.

Baltimore Magazine Best Indian Restaurant 2022

The Ambassador Dining Room

Ambassador Dining Room:

3811 Canterbury Road.

Restaurant Webpage: https://www.ambassadordining.com  

410 366 1484

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All dishes are made from scratch daily including the naan bread. The Ambassador is closed on Monday. They offer a buffet from 11AM – 2:30PM Tuesday through Thursday for $15.00. Friday through Saturday there is an extended buffet which is $18.95. Sunday the extended buffet is $27.95 and includes unlimited mimosas.

The restaurant is also open from 5PM to 10PM Tuesday through Sunday. If you don’t choose the buffet, the extensive menu is always available as well as, vegan and vegetarian options. Chicken tikka masala is their most popular dish. Ambassador has catering and carryout available.

Free parking is next to the building between the Ambassador and the Colonnade. There are 6 – 8 spaces. There is also evening valet parking.

They have indoor and outdoor seating and a beautiful garden near the outdoor patio with two small waterfalls and a variety of plantings and paths.


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4 University Parkway. 410 235 5400

Alizee offers classic American cuisine with a gourmet touch. They have a team of seasoned professionals led by Chef Francisco Lopez leading the group with experience coming from many other city restaurants.

Happy Hour is 4-6 PM, Sunday through Thursday, with 50% off all alcoholic drinks.

There will be specialty nights with lower prices on specialty items of the night. One of their specialties and their most ordered entree is braised short ribs. It is definitely worth trying. There will be more information forthcoming.

Coming in the fall, there will be cooking classes offered. Contact Ricardo to sign up (410-963-8577). There will be more changes coming up.



Cypriana: more information

105 W 39th Street

https://cypriana.com   (410) 627-3400‬

Cypriana’s owners, Maria Kaimakis and Vassos Yiannouris, are passionate about the quality and authenticity of the food they serve at their Mediterranean cuisine restaurant. “Everything is created using recipes of our grandmothers, from the homemade pita dough to the handcrafted dressings”.

Outdoor dining is available on the lovely balcony in the rear of the building. All items on the menu are handmade, dressings are made from scratch with no preservatives or sugar, and the hummus is handcrafted. They use only the best of olive oil from Crete.

Cypriana offers small plates and entrees serving diners, private parties, and catering. Vassos has spent 33 years challenged to do things right, authentically, and while putting the customer first. Free parking is available across the street from Cypriana on 39th Street. Open Tuesday through Sunday 5pm until 9 or 10pm with no lunch service.

Cypriana is set to open a second location, a 5,595 square foot space in the mixed use community of Maple Lawn in Howard County.

The Hopkins Market - Planning to open October 2023

110 W 39th Street

Hopkins Market has a tentative opening date in the beginning of October. There will be an open house, details to be determined.

For the first year, Hopkins Market will determine by the customers’ needs and the level of service to maximize customer’s experience. Hopkins Market will provide fresh deli sushi daily, a coffee bar, light fare like tuna salad, pizza, and groceries, wine, liquor, beer, and more.

They will offer delivery for some products according to guidelines. There will also be a sitting area in the Market. A goal of Hopkins Market is to provide essentials for residents so no one needs to drive daily. There will be more information as they get closer to the opening.


One World Cafe

One World Cafe

One World Cafe

Article from 2021 newsletter

100 W University Parkway.  (410) 235-5777

One World Cafe is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant owned by sisters Cindy and Sue. They have been in place at One World cafe for 22 years and the majority of the staff has been there for more than 20 years! Quite an accomplishment. Most of their food items are made in-house and gluten-free options are also available. One World has both indoor and outdoor dining options and offers a full-service bar. Breakfast is served until 3 pm each day. The restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday hours are 10am to 8pm, Saturday hours are 9am to 8pm and Sunday hours are 9am to 4pm.

The first Bingo night at One World in years is coming soon and will be on September 27 at 6pm. Bingo is free!