Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick, MD

A Coffee House with a Twist! This old church built in 1910 was transformed into a trendy little coffee house that serves a wonderful variety of coffee, tea, pastries, desserts, and meals.

101 Years Old!





More often than not, our trips down the C&O Canal end in mad rush.  We really do have to learn to stop and smell the roses–or in this case coffee.




Beans in the Belfry is the type of relaxed-atmosphere coffee house that every town needs, and Canal buffs are fortunate that it’s a mere .2 miles from the towpath at Brunswick, MD.  The building dates back to 1910, and was originally a church.  The stained glass windows are still intact and allow just enough light to create the perfect mellow atmosphere.

Today we stopped in for the Jazz Brunch (Sundays from 11am-2pm) and enjoyed live music while dining on soup, pastries, and Eggs Benedict.  The regular weekly menu also has a number of high-carb items that will help the long-distance biker or hiker get down the trail–and let’s not forget the caffeine.  The coffee was top-notch!


View from the balcony...


Stained Glass Windows in the Stairwell




In all, Beans in the Belfry is a very soothing and eclectic place to get off of the towpath for refueling.






As we all know, 184.5 miles of travel means that places to refresh, regroup, and rejuvenate are often few and far between.  Oh, yeah, it’s also a great place to simply hang out for an hour or two when hiking and biking aren’t on the agenda.  Bring along your favorite book, newspaper, or your laptop (free wi-fi)– pick a comfy spot and enjoy!


Sunday Jazz Brunch at Beans in the Belfry with John Ware & Walter Johns

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  1. Posted by Joyce Brady on January 19, 2012 at 7:28 am

    This looks wonderful. I am definitely going to make plans to drive over and visit. I love the church atmosphere and can’t wait to try the coffee and food. Thanks for sharing


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