The Board and Brew

College Park has some shops worth checking out. I’ve spent more time out there lately, the most I have ever done. It’s been fun seeing what the city and surrounding areas have to offer. The Board and Brew was one of those shops on Route 1 that stood out to me. Checking out new coffee shops is an enjoyable experience.

Important details:

  • Per the Board and Brew, this location is wheelchair-accessible from both street level and the parking garage
  • Parking garage is beside Looney’s Pub

I visited the Board and Brew before 11 am, and it was pretty quiet. There weren’t more than 10 people seated. They have a decent amount of places to sit and order food/drinks at a table. I didn’t stay since I was on the go and ordered my drink for the road.

The interior of the Board and Brew, a cafe located in College Park, Maryland.
The interior of the Board and Brew in College Park, MD


The Board & Brew is a cafe that offers breakfast, lunch & dinner, and dessert options. As for drinks, they have coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails. I was open to coffee and tea, so it was initially hard to choose one thing. I loved that their coffee menu was pretty rounded out with staple and specialty drinks.

I ultimately chose to get the Black Thai specialty drink, which is an iced latte made with their house-made Thai tea syrup. I was excited to try it since it was the first time I’d seen Thai tea syrup as an ingredient.

A hand holding an iced latte from the Board and Brew. The drink is called the Black Thai.
The Board and Brew’s Black Thai

The Black Thai was one of the best lattes I’ve ever had. The Thai tea syrup paired so well with the coffee, which surprised me. This was a combination that I didn’t know I needed. I have had this drink two or three times and can’t wait to get another soon. If you love Thai tea, I’m certain that you’ll love The Board & Brew’s Black Thai.


The Board and Brew was a solid coffee shop. Hopefully, I’ll get to sit inside sometime to have the full experience. If you’re looking for another local coffee shop to add to your list, the Board and Brew should be it! Check it out the next time you’re in or near College Park, MD.

8150 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740

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