Snow Cafe

Coffee, Latte, Espresso, Deserts & Sandwiches

About Snow Café

This Snow Café, a dessert bar like no other, home to a whole new world of delicious flavors and tastes. At Snow Cafe traditional confections are re-imagined and spiked with healthy dose of Asian Flare. Thanks to unique ingredients like Green Tea, Kobacha, Yuzu and more. Our desserts pack innovative flavors and unexpected benefits into every bite. Snow Cafe is truly one of a kind.

Our coffee is directly imported from our farm in Ethiopia, roasted in the DMV and served to perfection at our café. Ethiopia is the birthplace of Arabica coffee, and is home to some of the most diverse varieties on the planet. Due to this, the cup profile can vary drastically, but certain regions produce coffees which are distinctive. Yirgacheffe is traditionally known for its perfumey jasmine, floral, and citrusy characteristics. Naturally processed coffees from Yirgacheffe have proved themselves to be an amazing alternative to the traditional offerings from Harrar and Sidama. The cup profile is the beautiful simplicity of Yirgacheffe with strawberries and cream thrown in the mix, while Harrar/Sidama is known to be clasically more jammy and wild with a distinct blueberry note.

At Snow Café serving the very best coffee, espresso or latte is one of our highest priorities.  Only can the perfect cup compliment our amazing deserts.

Our Specialties

Snow Ice – What is a snow ice dessert exactly? The wonderful art of snow ice desserts is made by shaving blocks of ice.  The result of the shavings is an all most powder-like – or snow-like – substance.  From there, we here at Snow Café have produced great snow ice desserts for your enjoyment, to include Patbingsu, Fruit Party, Ultimate, Mango, Matcha, Coffee, Volcano & Strawberry.  Check out our gallery to see some of our sweet offerings!

Belgian Waffles – Are Belgian waffles with jalapenos a bit too hot for you? No problem!  We have other fun options, such as Belgian waffles with Nutella and gelato; as well as with strawberry, banana, and banana with nuts.

What else do we serve? So much more!  Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, pit stops or Sunday brunches.  We serve an assortment of fresh and creative dishes – gelato, breakfast platters, omelets, salads, sandwiches, paninis, burritos, and specialty coffee and teas (cold and hot!) to keep you happy and going strong throughout each day. Click here to check out our full menu or click here to view our tantalizing gallery showcase.

Enjoy an authentic, friendly & adventurous café dining experience right in Ellicott City, a part of the greater Baltimore-Washington, DC metro area!

Snow Cafe
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4.3 out of 5 stars

Justin Martin
Justin Martin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

This place is absolutely great! Very cozy and feels right at home. They have many options on the menu and it was hard deciding what to order because everything looked so good. I ordered the Banana & Nut Belgian Waffle, a breakfast croissant and an iced coffee drink and it was absolutely delicious! The waffle and toppings were so fresh and tasty, and this place is totally affordable. Save your money going to ChickFila and Starbucks and come to Snow Café they have everything you need that those competitors have to offer, and you will not regret it! Will be going back very soon.

Bee B.
Bee B.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Fresh, made to order breakfast and lunch fare along with a large drink and dessert menu. The sandwich was quick and delicious! I would have taken a picture of my drink but it was too tasty to wait. The staff was friendly and welcoming and the shop was clean and cozy. I will be back (especially for some snow ice!)

Kim Truong
Kim Truong

4 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

I would say more 3.5 stars but snow cafe is not bad. The place has great variety and options, ranging from ice cream to smoothies to milk tea to sandwiches and even waffles with ice cream. I recall buying the snow ice before (which is what the place is known for) but honestly the amount I received for the price was not worth. The prices are a bit high, the drinks could be improved (some are watered down, bland, or don't taste like the desired flavor), and more portion. But I guess since I rated it 4 stars, the overall place is nice, just some options being better, which is probably like most cafes. It's especially because I leave the place feeling content enough that I wouldn't downgrade my rating to 3. For example, today I had the waffle with strawberry cheesecake ice cream and definitely was suited for someone who had more of a sweet tooth, but it tasted great, and gave my friend and I more than a small chunk of a waffle (from what I had experienced years ago, so improvement!). There's potential for this place.

Snow Cafe
Snow Cafe 4.0 star rating 168 reviews
Jenny D.'s Review Jenny D.
5.0 star rating

Really makes me sad how empty this place always is whenever I come, it's tucked away in Ellicott City on a back road so it isn't very noticeable. This is my...

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Jonathan L.'s Review Jonathan L.
4.0 star rating

Another friend recommended this place as well. Being that Ellicott City has plenty of places that offer dessert. This is also like a typical cafe similar to...

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Casper C.'s Review Casper C.
4.0 star rating

Snow Café is probably my favorite dessert café around Ellicott City. The place is known for their snow ice, a Taiwanese based shaved ice dessert with a soft...

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