Friday, July 2, 2010

Pottery Stop And Coffee Shop in Ellicott City

At the newest Howard County coffee shop, you can make your cup and sip it too.

The Pottery Stop on Rte 40 has been a paint-your-own pottery shop for years.  The Java Grande cofffee shop closed last year in the same shopping center, and the Pottery Shop expanded into that space.

Now, it's The Pottery Stop and Coffee Shop -- two businesses at once.  For our food theme here, the key is the coffee shop.  They're serving coffee, smoothies, and blended drinks, plus muffins, cookies, brownies to eat.  They're waiting to fix the freezer before starting the serve the bagels that Java Grande used to sell.

Owner Lisa Feltz says some people do seem confused.  She says coffee drinkers peer into the windows.  But they're welcome inside.  Anyone can come for a drink or a snack, and Lisa said people are welcome to sit unless there are painters waiting for a table.  There's less space on weekends, but Lisa says there is generally weekday space for people to relax.

The Pottery Shop is open even days -- 8 to 8 Monday to Saturday with later hours Thursday to Saturday, and 9 to 6 on Sunday.  This is the shopping center just west of Rte 29 on Rte 40.

The Pottery Stop And Coffee Shop
9050 Baltimore National Pike #103 (Rte 40)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

NEAR:  This is just west of Rte 29 on Rte 40.  From Rte 29, you turn north on St. Johns Lane, which is a traffic light.  Then you turn right into the parking lot.

1 comment:

little audrey said...

Speaking of Rt. 40, I noticed an Iceberry sign on the store that used to be an ice cream parlor in the Mars shopping center. They seem to be yet another frozen yogurt chain. Anyone know if they're any good?