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10801 Hickory Rdg Rd, Columbia, MD 21044-3869
+1 410-964-8671
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Columbia, MD
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329 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I stopped into Mad City for a coffee on Black Friday about 7pm. The only people in the store were the two workers there. I ordered a large dark roast and asked for some chocolate to be squirted in. The workers were very accommodating and nice. Great coffee!

Thank LordThomMohr
United States
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I went here to have a nice place to get coffee, and work on my stuff. Well, the cafe mocha was pretty much coffee and the employees were very rude. I asked if they had wifi and the response was very condescending. As I walked back to my table, I heard the lady tell the guy, "She asked if we... More 

Thank PL2016
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not a frequent visitor of Mad City Coffee, but whenever I do visit the service is always great! The staff is very friendly, and the drinks and snacks are always on point! The atmosohere is another thing I love about Mad City, as there are a lot of tables inside and out. The location is in the back of... More 

Thank Haleigh R
Tilghman, Maryland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Come here at least a couple weekends every month for breakfast or early lunch. Staff is great, food is good (and fast) and they accommodate special requests. They encourage groups to meet there and will have evening entertainment by local artists quite often.

Thank Toujours405
Timonium, Maryland
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I moved to Columbia this past summer. I knew i loved my new home. After discovering a wonderful coffee shop across the street, i knew i had moved to the right place.

Thank Harriet P
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The coffee is very tasty. Latte's are by far not as sweet as Starbucks, which I find refreshing, but sweeteners are available for those who want them. Offers a good variety of coffee and espresso drinks, teas, and sandwich and soups for the taking.

Thank GothicAlice
Columbia, Maryland
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is a cozy little coffee shop that is not nearly as crowd as Starbuck's. And, it has more local charm and personality. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I had chai tea latte. I was meeting a friend there for a wedding consultation, and it was quiet and comfortable.

Thank Pursemustmatchshoes
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346 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Mad City Coffee is a nice coffee shop tucked away in a little business park of sorts near Howard County Hospital. They are fairly spacious inside, with many small tables and free wifi to encourage Starbucking. They have a lot of different sandwiches, with an emphasis on healthy varieties. I think the casual/bohemian atmosphere they seem to be selling may... More 

1 Thank renfield1969
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Frequent this coffee shop often. Good coffee, that's roasted on-site, bagels, etc. and light sandwiches. Good atmosphere. Family visited from out of town and enjoyed lunch here.

Thank John J
Columbia, MD
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329 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Mad City for breakfast one day this week and had another great time. Great food, wonderful coffee, and simply delicious sweets. If you have never been here, please go!

Thank LordThomMohr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10801 Hickory Rdg Rd, Columbia, MD 21044-3869
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-964-8671

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?