Best Coffee Shops in Catonsville

If you’re buying a home for sale in Catonsville – whether you’ve lived in this beautiful city before or you’re new to the area – you’ll be glad to know that we have some of Maryland’s best cafés, coffee shops and bistros. Check out our favorites, all locally owned (although we have nationwide coffee shops like Dunkin’ and Panera, too).

Best Coffee Shops, Cafés and Bistros in Catonsville and Ellicott City

This list isn’t in any particular order – they’re just great places owned by locals where we’d love to stop for a quick cup when you come through Catonsville (or nearby Ellicott City) looking for your dream home. Some of our favorites include:

  • Atwater’s
  • Caffe di Roma
  • Little Market Café
  • Old Mill Café

Here’s a closer look at each.


815 Frederick Road
Atwater’s is known for much more than coffee, but whether you have time to stop for a quick bite or you’re rushing out the door with a cup of Joe, it’s a great place. Atwater’s has six locations – one in Catonsville – and you can get some of the finest coffee, bread and pastries here.

Caffe di Roma

Caffe di Roma
1719 Edmondson Avenue
Caffe di Roma, located in Catonsville Junction, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner – but the coffee, lattes and frappes are truly amazing. You can always get a cup to go or sit at a window-side bistro table to watch the foot traffic go by. While you’re there, check out the make-your-own breakfast sandwich, where you get to pick eggs and your choice of protein.

Little Market Café

Little Market Café
3731 Hamilton Street
Ellicott City
Originally called The Little French Market, the Little Market Café is a favorite stop for people between Catonsville and Ellicott City. They’re open for breakfast and lunch, and it’s so much more than just a cozy café. You can enjoy Backyard Brunch, Concerts on the Courtyard and Folky Friday in this charming little place.

Old Mill Café

Old Mill Café
4 Frederick Road
Ellicott City
The Old Mill Café is a coffee and tea house that has a genuine vintage vibe. They serve delectable dishes and pastries all day, and the menu changes based on seasonal availability of ingredients. You can even check out live musical performances from time to time at this family-friendly café.

Paradise Cafe

Paradise Café
6429 Frederick Road
The Paradise Café is exactly what you’d expect from a cozy café. There’s counter seating and comfortable booths lining the wall, and the coffee is always fresh and ready to go. They also serve down-home breakfast foods in case you’re hungry.

GG’s Cafe

Georgia Grace Café (GG’s Café)
8004 Frederick Road
Ellicott City
One of the top-rated coffee shops in Ellicott City, GG’s Café is a great place for a hot, fresh cup of coffee or fabulous breakfast foods. The restaurant itself offers a European-inspired menu with Greek influences, but the expresso, lattes, cappuccinos and mochas are reason enough to stop by at any time of day.

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Honorable Mentions in Cities Near Catonsville and Ellicott City

If your house-hunt expands beyond Catonsville, you might be interested in these other great cafés and coffee shops nearby:

Are You Buying a Home for Sale in Catonsville?

We’d love to take you to your favorite homes in Catonsville for private tours – and we’ll be really happy to stop at any of these fabulous coffee shops, too. When you’re ready to explore your options, you can call us at 443-955-1227 to tell us what you’re looking for. If it’s easier, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you right away.
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