Food trends may come and go, but a good cup of coffee or tea never goes out of style. New local bakeries, cafes, and coffee shops are always popping up in HoCo, and we are here to help guide to to some of the best hot brews in the area.
Decadent opened its doors in 2020 in the up and coming commercial district in Maple Lawn. Not only can you can you enjoy drinks like Cappucino, lattes, and tea, Decadent is also currently serving up Great Winter Warm Ups such as Hot Italian Drinking Chocolate with peppermint or butterscotch Schnapps, hot apple cider with bourbon, and affogato, all of which can (and should) be enjoyed alongside a signature Decadent dessert like the Hot Brownie Skillet or Molten Lava Cake.
Matcha Time Cafe is a Japanese owned and operated tea cafe and gift shop in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. The cafe features a variety of hand-selected Internationally Award-winning teas along with in-house made pastries, sushi and other goodies. The gift shop features unique items from Japan along with crafts made in the USA by Japanese and American artisans.
Roggenart is a European style bakery/cafe with breads and pastries baked and coffee brewed fresh throughout the day. Of course a full espresso bar is available so sip on a mocha latte or Americano while you treat yourself to a danish, schnecke, or strudel.
Rustiq Bakery & Cafe is located in Historic Savage Mill, open everyday, serving breakfast & lunch with coffee, pastries, sandwiches, quiches & soup made fresh each day. Rustiq's fresh baked croissants are famous in HoCo, and are a perfect nosh to go alone with a latte or hot cup of joe, and will fuel you up for a day antique hunting or shopping at Historic Savage Mill.
This venerated Historic Ellicott City establishment was recently featured on an special episode of Kitchen Nightmares. Gordon Ramsay and his team helped renovate and upgrade the cafe, complete with a brand new menu and outdoor fire pit, which is the perfect location to toast s'mores (kits available for purchase) and sip on hot coffee, tea, or any of the huge selection of drinks available. Be sure to stop by Old Mill Cafe, located near the Trolly Stop!
There is no shortage of fabulous tea and tea establishments along Maryland's Korean Way. Tea-do, Shilla Bakery, Kung Fu Tea, Tous les Jour, and many more. Kyoto Matcha, a new bakery opened in 2020, also features many matcha a tea flavored treats like soft serve ice cream, Boba milk tea cakes and matcha crepe layer cakes.
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