You have sung “Auld Lang Syne.” Sipped a little too much of the bubbly. Now you’re looking to recuperate and energize for 2012. Here are some popular spots around Crofton-Gambrills to get a cup of coffee and welcome in the New Year.
1334 Main Chapel Way, Gambrills
The Atlanta Bread Company offers an assortment of decadent coffee and teas. Plus you can always pair the drink up with something from their menu of fresh baked bread items.
2638 Chapel Lake Drive, Gambrills
Caribou is home to some of the most creative coffee recipes in Gambrills. The menu includes coffee, tea, chocolates and seasonal blends.
1278 State Route 3 South, Crofton
The Dunkin Donuts menu is ideal for a kick pick on the go. If you have to head to work this may be your best bet to shake off the New Year’s hangover.
2299 Johns Hopkins Rd., Gambrills
Roundz is one of the newest restaurants to offer premium blends around Crofton-Gambrills. The menu features coffees, hot and cold teas and specialty lemonades.
Beyond Our Town
Here are a couple suggestions beyond Crofton-Gambrills from Patch local editors just a few miles away.
When you want that certain oomph in your coffee, I can’t but help recommend one of the many Starbucks in Bowie. There is the variety of mochas, espressos, cappuccinos and of course coffees of the day the chain offers. But what I find most interesting about Starbucks is the consistency of its brew. What I have found is that the strong, bold Starbucks taste, an acquired one for some, is there virtually all the time. When I amin the mood for that, it is yummy, refreshing and jolting indeed. Locations in Bowie include: Starbucks Coffee (Annapolis Road),Starbucks Coffee (Town Center), Barnes and Noble, Safeway (Northview), Safeway (Fairwood) and Target.
Kahve Cafe is tucked into the center of South River Colony Main Street off Mitchell's Chance Road in Edgewater. The owner also caters food, and offers a terrific sampling on his lunch menu. Kahve also has homemade soups that make you want to come back—even if you don't want to go back, your palate will be screaming, "Hey, go back there! We want to taste that again! That was good!"
Folks in Odenton have long been lamenting the dearth of coffee shops in the area. There's no Starbucks, and the Caribou Coffee is a bit far away unless you have a reason to be down that way. But, there are two Dunkin' Donuts on opposite sides of town. There's the Piney Orchard location, and the DD across from Fort Meade features a drive-thru, so it's a popular place for morning commuters.
Both Starbucks locations near Severn will be open on New Year’s Day. The baristas may not be ecstatic to see you after a late night, but they’re sure to brew you a delicious concoction of coffee, milk and sugar. Located off Arundel Mills Boulevard at the Arundel Mills Shopping Center or theArundel Preserve, both locations will be open at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 1.
Caffe Euro Coffee Bar in Marley Station mall is an independently-owned coffee shop on the first floor of the shopping center. Only a store-front shop, there are a few tables in front of the store for you to sit and relax while you enjoy your cup of coffee. During the holidays the shop has offered seasonal flavors including pumpkin patch mocha, gingerbread mocha and maple spice latte.
As far as editor D. Frank Smith is concerned, the best coffee can be found atCity Dock Coffee in the Bay Hills Shopping Center in Arnold. The atmosphere is mellow, the drinks are delicious and the cafe becomes a hub for the area on cold winter days.
Both of these locally-owned shops can do the trick. One, you can wash your dog next door while you have coffee at the Mutt & Joe. The other, The Big Bean, is a local favorite with many laptops open and conversation flowing along with the great Big Bean Blend.
At Zu Coffee, ease into a well-worn, comfortable leather chair in front of the fireplace and enjoy a cup (or two) of your favorite brew. Other than easy mornings, Zu has grown into a common gathering place for mommy events some mornings or support group meetings on others.
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