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Café offers comfort, charm and tasty food

Many places to eat and shops to explore around old town Ellicott City invite travelers to this locale, but the winner of quaintest eatery goes to Bean Hollow Café. It is located in the heart of old town Ellicott City on Main Street.

Unique café offers tasty options and a cozy feel. (Photo by Adrianna Kamosa)
This unique café in Ellicott City offers tasty options and a cozy feel. (Photo by Adrianna Kamosa)

Inside the comfy café, a large blackboard menu lists various meal and drink options. A glass case tempts the palate with a delicious variation of cakes, muffins and delectable treats. Customers order what they would like from the menu at the counter and pay there as well. Bean Hollow has an open seating arrangement where people are welcome to eat casually. Customers are free to clear their own plates and cups into a bin to the side of the counter, making the small eatery an independent-minded place to dine.

The café is nestled into a slim room, but is inviting for its customers. Bean Hollow welcomes anyone from families, to couples, to the elderly, and can be a good spot for small business groups to meet or friends to get together. The café also welcomes walk-ins and takeout.

Bean Hollow café offers mostly breakfast, sandwiches and vegan and vegetarian options. The cafe also offers an array of flavors of ice cream for anyone with a sweet tooth. The ever-changing seasonal drink selection includes lattes, soda, tea, cappuccinos and hot chocolate. February’s special drink options include a nutella latte, a Bourbon Street latte, a raspberry truffle latte and a skinny French vanilla latte.

Bean Hollow also has a scrumptious variety of food options. A few fresh sandwich options include the BLT Caprese, an egg salad sandwich and a Veggie Burger. Other food options include soups, salads and bagels.

The food can be served in-house on plates and cups that look to be handmade and have a very homey feel. Customers also have the option of getting their food to go. If the weather is nice, there are benches and a picnic table around the corner, where people can enjoy their food in the sunshine or while taking a stroll around the streets.

Without a doubt, Ellicott City has an old-town charm, and Bean Hollow plays a role in its appeal. Bean Hollow welcomes anyone to come enjoy a tasty bite to eat and experience a unique café.

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Café offers comfort, charm and tasty food