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51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
+1 860-767-7804
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Massachusetts
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals were coming in and out while we visited... this is clearly the go-to place for people who are headed to work. The coffee was great, the pastries really really delicious. There are tables and chairs inside and outside.

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Thank 1Nicole
Essex, Connecticut
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stop to buy coffee every couple of days in this "Quaint Little Spot". The expresso is perfect and the ice coffee has different flavors that are really great. I had the toasted almond yesterday and it was pure perfection. The muffins and little snacks are always fresh and very tasty. I love sitting outside and watching the walkers with... More 

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Thank Harley M
Orleans, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

On a hot day with 45 minutes at leisure in Essex (bus tour), my friend and I made a beeline for this lovely little coffee shop. She luxuriated in a frozen mocha latte, while I was delighted with my caramel nut iced coffee with the flavor roasted into the beans and not added by a syrup. The combination of the... More 

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Thank Saltyblue
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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344 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stopped in on a recent trip to Excess. The staff was very nice and expertly prepared our lattes for us. Nice home made snacks on offer.

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Thank ogerkan
Connecticut
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Walking in ancient Essex downtown, you enjoy history at 51 in Main St, close to the Connecticut River shoreline you'll find this little cozy place. You'll find gourmet pastries, biscottis and Quiches, along with excellent, espressos, coffees, teas and coffee based drinks. As you're sat enjoying it, you could admire the floors, ceiling, windows from the Pre-american revolution, It is... More 

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Thank Ladope
Essex, Connecticut
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160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Small but adequate. The coffees choices change, and are always good. Also the fresh scones/muffins are a good choice too. For a quick coffee break this is the place.

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Thank Teenzone
Essex, Connecticut
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Best coffee in downtown area. House blend is very good. Or have a latte, frappacino or other savory drink. Also has great macaroons.

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Thank sharsx
Centerbrook
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Great Cappucinno , fine croissant and little Quiche. Lovely pastries , served in an environment supporting local Artists and compelling works of the Shoreline at reasonable prices.

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Thank Glynn422
Stamford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

The house the store is located was built in 1720. Friendly staff who make great cappuccinos. You can sit inside or outside on a chairs.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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255 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

So the folks at the Griswald Inn recommended we stop here for coffee since they were not opened for lunch yet. Great service, wonderful pastries, and excellent lattes. The coffee selection was varied and very tasty. Lots of locals stop here. Never did go for lunch to the Griswald. We weren't hungry after this visit. lol.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-7804

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