DISH IT! : Coffee Spots

We have a couple suggestions for coffee shops and locations that may help you shake the New Year’s hangover.

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
410 451-2845

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.


Glen Burnie

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. 

Severna Park

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.


Tag... Your Turn

How do you handle a hangover?

Do you have a favorite coffee spot around Crofton-Gambrills?

Please share it in the comments section below.

Marcie Shea January 02, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Camden Cafe on Davidsonville Road and Defense Highway..great coffee and great pastry..and it is right here! Behind Dunkin donuts ,,which only has high calorie coffees,,this place is sweet ,cozy, all the Starbucks flavors and flavors with no sugar...stop by the owner is great with always a smile.
Nicki Mayo January 02, 2012 at 05:30 PM
"flavors with no sugar" sounds awesome. Thanks for the suggestion @Marcie Shea.
Beth Ross January 03, 2012 at 04:03 PM
The Camtin Cafe has great sandwiches too. Very convenient spot at Staples Corners.
Nicki Mayo January 03, 2012 at 07:06 PM
hey @Beth Ross do they have wi-fi?
Laura Gayvert January 11, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Well, I was going to mention Camtin, too, but they beat me to it. Good coffee. Really nice owner. And, yes, its right here!
Nicki Mayo January 12, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Ok how's the tea over there. I hate sounding like a "tea snob" but I really love chai tea mixes. Any recommendations?
A Crofton Mom January 16, 2012 at 12:16 PM
@Nicki, Camtin Cafe also has really good Chai Teas-I prefer Coffee but my son tried the Caramel Chai and he thought it was amazing (I had a sip and thought it was excellent).


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