Welcome to Beans in the Belfry

Beans in the Belfry is an award winning Cafe located in a century old historic, restored church building nestled in downtown Brunswick serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, seven days a week.
Beans in the Belfry is an award winning Cafe located in a century old historic, restored church building nestled in downtown Brunswick serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, seven days a week. Our fine quality coffees and teas, excellent espresso specialty drinks, freshly prepared food and baked goods garner rave reviews. Start with a mimosa and add a craft beer or bottle of expertly selected wine to your meal to complete your experience of the senses. If you fancy a traditional English Afternoon Tea Service, we offer one of the finest on the East Coast.

About Beans in the Belfry

Enter a beautiful 1910 red-brick church building in the middle of the historic railroad town of Brunswick and you found Beans in the Belfry. Enjoy organic fair trade coffee, espresso drinks and expertly blended tea. Freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day in a warm casual ambiance. We are a favorite destination for bicyclists and hikers on the C&O Canal towpath along the Potomac River just 2 blocks behind our building.
Beans in the Belfry is eclectically furnished with comfortable couches, antique church pews and table seating that has often been hailed as your home away from home and “Third Place”. The casual ambiance and friendly service heighten your experience. Relax, surrounded by stained glass windows, or work at your laptop. Bring your children to enjoy creative play in the kids corner. On warm summer days, our sidewalk and garden offer welcoming shaded seating. Even rent the space for a private dinner, birthday party, shower or meeting. The possibilities are endless.

What Our Happy Client's Say

Kim PetersKim Peters
14:56 24 Dec 23
An old church was reborn as a cafe. It is beautiful inside. The coffee and cakes were good. Very friendly staff welcoming all guests.
Aimee BAimee B
19:51 21 Dec 23
Clint BrownClint Brown
17:43 19 Dec 23
Wes DoppWes Dopp
02:28 17 Dec 23
Excellent foor, drink, and service, cant wait to come back!
mark brownmark brown
12:48 14 Dec 23
Best coffee shop I’ve ever been to I’m from Orlando Florida and we have nothing like that here in Orlando Great place to spend some time.
Andrew BrennemanAndrew Brenneman
15:13 22 Oct 23
Great food and stunning building! Very friendly staff and nice bakery selection. I recommend the breakfast sandwich.There are a few improvements I would suggest however:The cashier should never be making customers drinks. They should be solely focused on serving the checkout. The line moved very slow. Lack of staff perhaps? If so that's understandable.The tables should have condiments and napkins on them as well as silverware.
Meredith MccainMeredith Mccain
05:11 18 Oct 23
My sister, our mutual friend, and I had never been to Brunswick, Maryland, which sits on the banks of the Potomac River, so we thought we'd check it out. We enjoyed walking around the town and finding local crafts to buy. I had already picked Beans in the Belfry for dinner because they offer live music on Friday nights. Reviews said that their food is good. Now, we can say that we agree, after trying their salads, sandwiches, and desserts (including a lava cake with the best chocolate filling I've had). Besides the cafe's cozy interior, what stood out to me is the Beans in the Belfry's commitment to providing space for local musicians, and music lover in general, to do sets on Friday nights, and improvise during open jams on Sundays. They also encourage other groups to use their space (check the Beans in the Belfry website's calendar). On October 13th, the featured Friday night group was the Tone Plus Trio, which includes a guitarist, drummer, and trumpet player. There is a lot of experience and talent in this trio. Their focus is jazz-inspired music, and it sounded to me like they are practiced in improvising. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot than Beans in the Belfry for spending a relaxing evening, enjoying good food, and talented musicians at an incredibly affordable price. We plan to return.
Ryan YangRyan Yang
17:02 14 Oct 23
This place has the best atmosphere among the cafes I've recently visited. It breaks my heart that the old church has been turned into a cafe, but the atmosphere of the church has been preserved and maintained. Everything from the old music, the warm atmosphere, and the taste of the coffee is perfect. It was a cafe that made me feel cozy. I will visit again with my whole family.
00:37 09 Oct 23
A bussin coffee shop whose drip is just right. The coffee is fantastic, but what makes this spot so dank is the fact that it is inhabiting an old (1910) Reformed Church - it's awesome! There is tons of space to chill with friends; a special spot where children play; tables and a chairs in the upper gallery; stained glass windows; suvineers - everything you need for an bomb coffee shop stop.You won't be disappointed!!!
20:09 22 Jun 23
Located in C&O Canal, this place is one of more unique cafe I've been to. It's an old belfry building converted into cafe space. Stained glass windows around the place adds to its character. Interior was well thought out and use of church pew was a nice touch.I think their latte was lacking in the foam, but overall the flavor was good. While coffee was just "OK," their sandwich however was amazing. I got their Tuscan and it was simple but very flavorful. I like how they kept it simple.

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Beans in the Belfry is housed in a century old historic church and serves freshly prepared food, organic fair trade espresso drinks and local and imported beer and wine.

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