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Matcha Time Cafe

3785 Hamilton St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4898
+1 410-418-4832
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
2 Aug 2018
“Time for refreshment”
3 Apr 2017
“Great Tea and Japanese Ice Cream”
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Cafe, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
3785 Hamilton St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4898
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were helping a friend load up furniture bought in a store right near Macha Time and decided to stop by to check it out and get a little refreshment. Even though we live nearby and always wanted to try it, this...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

They have a great array of unique teas and delicious ice cream imported from Japan. I love the Ube ice cream with some red bean added in. The ice cream is much creamier than most other ice creams that I've had. I definitely recommend it!

Thank TheRealNomad
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Just finished a late lunch feast that included miso soup, seaweed salad, Gyudon, cucumber roll, and Inarizushi. Everything was great. Walk up to order, and the food will be served.

Thank David G
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Tried this small and nice place after we moved to Ellicott City. The lady owner is very nice I talked to her once. People are great. Though it gets pretty busy sometimes but still I love hanging out in this place. Any orders are placed...More

Thank KG-Wili
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in real quick for a roll and a chai latte and everything was amazing, I'll certainly be stopping in here again!

Thank Zane J
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I love Matcha Time Cafe. I've been going there for about 2.5 years now. In the last year I go about once a week! It's one of the few cafes around that really understands how to properly brew tea, and has many high quality tea...More

Thank umhokie
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped there for a quick lunch. This is a nice but small Japanese place. The ramen was good. You can choose either regular or large size. In my opinion, the regular size is already pretty large. The service here is good, too.

Thank Zena S
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The place is awesome. The food is amazing and the fact that everything is made fresh is a plus. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Shernise R
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful little gem this cafe is. It's very small, but their food and their drinks are spectacular. I honestly think this place is a must.

Thank Probably C
Reviewed 31 July 2015

With the lack of genuine Japanese restaurants in our area - reading through the glowing reviews of this cafe seemed like a godsend. My sister and I decided to take our Japanese mother out to lunch for her birthday. Parking is a challenge, but we...More

Thank Kathy A
Hatsumi W, Owner at Matcha Time Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and bringing to our attention the situation you faced during your visit! First, our most humble apologies for any misunderstandings. We are not a wait-service restaurant, but rather a counter service cafe. While...More

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Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3785 Hamilton St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4898
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-418-4832
Matcha Time Cafe is a Japanese owned and operated tea cafe and gift shop in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. The cafe features a variety of hand-selected Internationally Award-winning teas along with in-house made pastries, sushi and other goodies. The gift shop features unique items from Japan along with crafts made in the USA by Japanese and American artisans.
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