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Old Mill Cafe

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$5 - $10
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Cafe, French, American, Deli, Healthy
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The perfect little coffee shop near the river in Old Ellicott City, just over the bridge. It has a great selection of both hot and cold foods, gluten free options, vegetarian and vegan options, and great selections for us carnivores that love breakfast sandwiches at...lunch time. The staff is great, parking is convenient, and there is plenty of space inside and out.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Reminded me of France. Excellent food. House made scones and excellent coffee. Pleasant staff open to conversation.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Old Mill Cafe, Marketing at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2022

Thank you so much for wonderful review! We loved reading your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed March 20, 2022

I went here with my husband for a late breakfast. The restaurant was very busy with many coming in and out. There is not much seating available, but we did manage to snag a table. The menu had many interesting sounding options. I had the...bagel and lox with a hot chocolate while my husband had avocado toast with an orange juice. The food and drinks were delicious. Service was okay. The food was slow coming out. They didn't bring us silverware either. There was a lot of interesting items to look at that are also available for purchase.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Old Mill Cafe, Marketing at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2022

Hi There! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! Depending on how busy we are, there is sometimes a wait, and we may have been short staffed that day - so we really appreciate your patience and understanding. We...More

Reviewed March 21, 2021

This is a casual self-service restaurant / cafe with outdoor and indoor seating. Many kinds of French crepes and specialty coffees are available. Best of all there is free parking right in front in crowded Ellicott City. Excellent food and quick service.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Old Mill Cafe, Marketing at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

Thank you so much for this great review. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed June 30, 2020

My wife and I decided that we needed to try this place. Just go down Main Street in Old Ellicott City, go under the bridge, and just up on the left is the Old Mill Cafe. Very quaint with plenty of outdoor seating. COVID standards...are in full effect, and everyone is making sure to clean, sterilize and disinfect the establishment, especially inside. Employees wear masks and make sure that everything is no to little contact as possible. Plenty of awesome choices, breakfast and lunch served all day. Omelettes, crêpes, breakfast sandwiches, salads, pancakes, pastries, smoothies that are incredibly delicious and fresh. I ordered a do-it-yourself omelette with swiss and mushrooms with freshly-made whole wheat toast. It was fantastic. My wife ordered the breakfast sandwich on an English muffin. She was thrilled she did. I ordered a strawberry-banana smoothie and again, just totally yummy. My wife ordered iced tea, that was fresh brewed. Overall, a wonderful experience, plenty of outdoor seating on their patio and in front. Also, plenty of free parking. For something fresh and delicious, and the chance to break the monotony of staying at home, try the Old Mill Cafe on Frederick Road in Old Ellicott City. Definitely worth the trip.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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OldMillCafeEC, Marketing at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2020

You and your wife are such lovely folks, to take time out of your busy day to leave us this wonderful and heartfelt review. It was such a pleasure to serve you, and we truly appreciate customers like you. Thank you again for visiting us...More

Reviewed January 30, 2020

This is a great little venue with good coffee, food, service, and atmosphere. I came here with two sets of friends and had the veggie crepe both times. YUM! They have a good variety of cafe style food and lots of hot and cold drinks...to choose from. They were closed for awhile due to the flooding in Ellicott City last year. Glad they re-opened. Great place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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OldMillCafeEC, Marketing at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2020

Hi Gr8fish2017, thank you so very much for your support and kind words! We truly appreciate your support, patronage and you taking the time to leave us this wonderful public review. We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed July 21, 2019

I walked into the Old Mill Cafe today not expecting anything and to my delight there was a live band playing good music and the place was filled to the brim with adults and children dancing, chatting, and just people having fun. Maybe this is...a regular thing but it was really cool to see such a lively place happening at 10am on a Sunday morning. I usually get the avocado toast which is amazing but today I tried the roast chicken panini. They have crepes and omelets among other breakfast items which I have not tried but given how good the other items are I can imaging they are quality. Highly recommend this place for the food, coffee, and ambiance, a real fun place in EC/Oella.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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OldMillCafeEC, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Thanks so much for leaving us this awesome review making our day! We do have regular live music every Sunday and we’re so glad you got to experience the joy and ambience that day. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 27, 2019

I love the personal warmness of the restaurant. Now that I've been in a few times they know what I want and also recommend new items and they are always on point. I love the little notes they put on my sandwich paper. ("Have a...Nice Day!) Love personal customer service.More

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Date of visit: March 2019
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Old Mill C, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

This is such a lovely review, thank you! We are so happy you enjoy our space and that our efforts to make every customers' experience a personal and exceptional one, don't go unnoticed. Have a wonderful day.

Reviewed March 25, 2019

Old Mill catered an event for our organization in January. They did a great job and were wonderful to work with

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Date of visit: January 2019
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Old Mill C, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

We enjoyed working with you and look forward to assisting with our service again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to review!

Reviewed March 25, 2019

I like it. They have books to read, poetry, they have flyers on local events. The coffee is good, they serve some good foods, the wait staff are very friendly, there are two bathrooms, they have live music on Sunday mornings. Pretty good deal.

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Date of visit: March 2019
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Old Mill C, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

We greatly appreciate your feedback and review. Thank you for being an awesome customer!

Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

We were so happy to see Old Mill open up again after the flood and the new ownership is by far the best the Old Mill has ever had. The staff is very friendly,the cafe is always clean and inviting and the outdoor patio is...adorable. The menu selection is perfect for everyone in my family and they make the best chai lattes around!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Old Mill C, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

So glad to hear this and thank you for being a customer! Your feedback means a lot to us, so thanks for taking the time to review.

Reviewed March 25, 2019

I like to visit this place as it has got best outdoor seating arrangement. I love to enjoy the palak panner with kofta and parota, which is my favorite item here

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This place has made a comeback. Everything you liked about it before, or if you have never been, you will find the warm and friendliest of staff there to greet you, or welcome you back. Have a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice and sit...while you enjoy your croissant. We enjoyed every minute, just knowing we were in the midst of history. Some of their stories on the wall make up the decor and tells us who they are with enduring spirit and proof of hope for Ellicott City strong. Go experience it for yourself.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Discover817752, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you Be R for taking the time to write about your experience with us! We do hope you'll visit again soon! - Old Mill Cafe

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Hi Baltoyank, We are ADA accessible and coming in with a cane is no problem. Please note that we don't take reservations and seating is on first-come, first-serve. And yes, we do have gluten free options!
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Yes, Old Mill Cafe offers takeout services.

Yes, Old Mill Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Old Mill Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5