For this Top 10 post, Great Local Coffeehouses, which appeared recently on my blog, I got many more suggestions. Check out Dining@Large if your favorite isn't here. It probably got mentioned:
Bean Hollow in Ellicott City. Cozy, coffee roasted right there.
Cafe Latte'da in Fells Point. A sweet little place with free wi-fi.
Caffe Pronto in Annapolis. Local, with three locations.
Daily Grind in Fells Point. The first, and people say the best, of several locations.
Evergreen in Roland Park. Under new ownership, but still good.
Firehouse Coffee Company in Canton.
Grind-On Cafe in the Lauraville/Hamilton area. Socially responsible, even for a coffeehouse.
Java Mama's in Reisterstown. Sometimes has live music.
Koba Cafe in South Baltimore. Where Midnight Sun's Sam Sessa goes the morning after.
Koffee Therapy on Franklin Street. A favorite of Baltimore Sun staffers.
READERS TALK BACK
I would like to add The Coffee Junction in Catonsville (803 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD, 21228). Very Cozy place, with very nice people and baked goods!
Posted by: DASH
Spoons in Federal Hill is a great place, too. Locally owned and "green" with a great atmosphere!
Posted by: Melanie
Asqual coffee on maryland avenue has really terrific espresso. i think the ethiopian owners may be working some connections back home. a truly great place with sort of an unfortunate location.
Posted by: rick