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American, Cafe, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

I honestly don’t know how I haven’t reviewed this place yet since I’ve been going here for years. Beans is my favorite cafe and I adore bringing friends here. The live music on Friday nights is a huge plus, but on any given day you’ll...get a beautiful old church, delicious food and desserts, and good vibes. There are a few parking spots on the street right in front, but if those are filled you can park at the train station. You can also go to the canal trail from the cafe. Highly recommend the smoked turkey panini! All the desserts are great too.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

During a Steampunk photo-shoot… we couldn’t think of a better place for tea & scones! Food was great 😋

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

Fun place to enjoy a meal, a treat and/or a coffee. Surprisingly varied menu choices, and lots of gluten-free options. We had the BLT (tasty) and the veggie sandwich (lovely), and capped them off with cups of fresh, piping hot coffee. Delightful staff and friendly...customers as well!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

As a long-time patron and ardent evangelist of Beans in the Belfrey, I was shocked to find anything other than 5-star reviews in this page, so I had weigh in. My family of 7 (5 young kids) frequent BnB in the weekend, driving 45 minutes...from Northern VA because, simply put, it’s worth the trip. The atmosphere is completely unique. This church-turned-cafe/lounge/restaurant is beautiful, peaceful, warm… I’ll try to limit the superlatives lest this become a sermon (pun intended). The flexible seating and belfrey access is perfect for families with younger kids who want to enjoy great food without being confined to a 3x5 table for an hour. Speaking of the food, it’s really good - the coffees too (we prefer the mocha and iced latte). Without exaggeration, the words “Mmm,” “so good,” and “yum” are invoked numerous times throughout the meal. Have you ever seen the dinner seen from the movie What About Bob? It’s like that. I’ve tried to find other, closer places to visit. In fact, that’s what I was doing when I came upon this page, and paused to write this review. But as far as I can tell there aren’t “other places” like BnB around here (the Ace Hotel cafe in NYC is comparable), so that’s where I’ll be going when I finish this review. The breakfast croissant is calling to me. PS - Everything is good, but I recommend the… - Bacon, egg, and cheese croissant - Biscuit and gravy - Oatmeal (somehow it’s better than normal oatmeal) - Coffee cake - Muffins (warmed up) - Hot mocha - Iced vanilla latteMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023

Beans in the Belfry is one of my favorite places to study as a college student! Located in a town with lots of history, BitB also boasts excellent customer service, atmosphere, and decor.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2022 via mobile

I used to love this place! What happened? We went for lunch but were very disappointed. The lattes were lukewarm. My quiche was not only less than lukewarm, but also without taste. My husband’s chile was OK, but no bread came with it. The staff...were very disengaged, didn’t seem like they wanted to be there.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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James P, Marketing at Beans in the Belfry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Hello B, thank you so much for your visit and for sharing. We are so sorry to hear about your experience. I cannot imagine what happened with our staff but will certainly prevent this from happening again. We can easily correct better heating of food...More

Reviewed 17 August 2022

The good: we loved the atmosphere and décor; it really was amazing. Someone put a lot of work into creating this space. The food was as good as a sandwich can be. Be aware that a "12-ounce latte" on the menu is not a latte,...it is a cappuccino, and there is only 6 ounces of beverage in the cup. The not-so-good: Upon entering, there is no way to know what to do. No one is at the door, no signs to tell you to go get in the line. (We were a bit confused as we are not local.) You are trusted to bus your own table. We had to clear someone else's mess, go find wipes, and clean our table. 40 minutes after ordering, we asked if we could please have our beverages while waiting for food. The food was delivered 10 minutes after that. Seeing as there were 10-15 customers (average) while we were there and 4 employees, it seemed as thought there is a breakdown in efficiency.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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James P, Marketing at Beans in the Belfry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Hello deuxbebe, thank you so much for your visit and your feedback. So glad you liked our food. We haven't had a comment like yours about the latte before but will check what might have happened - the cup should have been full. I am...More

Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

Actually never here but gf was. Saw pics of it. It was an old church. She thought it was okay. What's strange is is that if you look up Brunswick, Md this place doesn't come up on the list of restaurants!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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James P, Marketing at Beans in the Belfry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Hello Sunshine, thank you for sharing your comments. We are indeed in a hundred year old church lovingly repurposed into a quaint cafe. We serve great food, and have an espresso and beer and wine back bar. You are right, why wouldn't we have been...More

Reviewed 20 March 2022

We had stopped here after biking part of the c&o to harpers. We were welcomed with kind service! The espresso was great! The banana bread and baklava were incredible! What a gorgeous place!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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James P, Marketing at Beans in the Belfry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Hello HappyCamper, we just saw your comments back in March. Thank you for your visit then and for your very kind words and 5-star rating. We love to welcome and serve bikers and campers with the best food and drinks to make memories. I hope...More

Reviewed 18 August 2021

Friendly people in a great setting with good food. WE ate upstairs overlooking the "church" just watching people and enjoying a bite - wonderful.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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James P, Marketing at Beans in the Belfry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Hi Daniel, thank you so much for your visit last August. I just came across your review a year but I thought I would still send you a "thank you" and hope you had a pleasant life since. Please come back when you are in...More

Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

An old church building turned a cafe. It's a unique place with warm design and atmosphere. Good food and coffee. The staff was very friendly. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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James P, Marketing at Beans in the Belfry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Hello TlvGelad, I just came across your kind review written last August 5, 2021 and want to thank you for your visit, for sharing and giving us a 5-star rating. I hope your life has been pleasant since then and look forward to hopefully seeing...More

Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

Regrettably, we cycled into this kitschy converted church coffee shop on a holiday weekend when their POS (menu ordering system) went down. The line stretched from coffee bar altar to the entrance and moved slower than DC’s Beltway traffic. THE UPSIDE was that the staff...plowed ahead with smiles and diligent service as our weak legs stepped ever-forward to order. The breakfast sandwiches and coffees are Devine and Heavenly .. and the shabby sheik ambiance was as comfortable as a good friend’s living room. This is a must do stop in visiting Brunswick. Happy cycling.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

This place has parking in the back and on the street. It is a beautiful old church with stained glass windows. Seating is indoor and outdoor. Every spot is socially distanced. There is a little gift area and comfy furniture too. You can even sit...high up in the balcony! Our coffee latte, spiced chai tea latte and quiches were perfection! Well worth finding and dining there!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 15 March 2021

Dropped by on the way home based on the name and reviews - good stuff! The service was fast and friendly for a few simple drinks. The ambience is fantastic - great job.

Date of visit: March 2021
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James P, Marketing at Beans in the Belfry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2021

Daniel, we just saw your kind comments and 5-star rating. Thank you for that. We look forward to seeing you again soon and often. Happy Easter! Hanna

Reviewed 10 December 2020

This is a unique location in an old church in Brunswick Maryland that has been re-purposed into a great place to relax and have coffee and breakfast. The three of us all had breakfast sandwiches which were delicious. Interior is beautiful and definitely looking forward...to visiting again!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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It is open tonight. I just called to check. Wife loves this place and it is still open. Address: 122 W Potomac St, Brunswick, MD 21716 Phone:(301) 834-7178 Hours: Open today · 8AM–10PM
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BEANS IN THE BELFRY, Brunswick - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Beans in the Belfry offers takeaway services.

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Beans in the Belfry is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5