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Esselon Cafe

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99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
+1 413-585-1515
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon 07:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Esselon has a great atmosphere and offers much more than coffee. They have a menu that offers sandwiches, salads, soups, daily specials and a kids menu all fresh and locally sourced. Fresh baked breads and cakes satisfy your sweet cravings. I love a coffee shop that still serves your coffee in a ceramic mug!

Thank Teri G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know they serve more than breakfast, but this is one of the go-to places to meet my friends for breakfast or lunch. Very informal--you may share a big table or not. A little loud inside but the porch is wonderful in all weather. And in the warmer months, sitting amongst the flowers or under the trees is a treat.... More 

Thank bruno113
Springfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This cafe has always been a favorite! The staff are friendly and although it is always busy the service is wonderful. The food is fresh --they have vegetarian and vegan choices.

Thank Kingkobra_88
amherst, ma
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The cappuccino is ALWAYS good, artful barista. Except for its being very busy midday so I avoid the place 11-1. The gardens are always cool, tranquil and the interesting plantings are always so well cared for. Amazing how peaceful it is to sip a cup of coffee only a (?) 100 ft from a 4 lane busy road !

Thank localdoc
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went here for an early Saturday dinner! Had the Lamb Gyro - so fresh and tasty. Shared the Pumpkin Risotto appetizer - very very good. Had the Tea's - very good. The coffee smelled amazing, have to go back for that.

1 Thank Tootsy J
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Everyone knows this place is crowded all of the time. There is a reason for this. The coffee is amazing- it has a really unique flavor, with warm caramel-type flavor. The iced coffee is the best I have ever had. I do like the breakfast burrito here (choices of sour cream/yogurt) but it has not always been perfect- on occasion... More 

1 Thank Becky G
Canton, Georgia
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119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We came here for breakfast. WAait in line to place order and sit and it is brought over to you. We both had a 3 egg mushroom omelet. Served with your choice of bread.We both chose sourdough. Two thick pieces toasted to perfection with a surprised side salad (spring mix with a balsamic drizzle and the cukes were cut in... More 

1 Thank Seniortravelors
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We live in Geneva Switzerland and one of our favorite pass times on the weekends is to check out yet another "kebab" (Doner/Shuarma) place of the ten thousand or so that are scattered around town, so I hesitated whether choosing the lamb gyro on the menu wouldn't turn out to be just checking out another Shuarma. Did I really come... More 

Thank Erica M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We recommend this great breakfast spot. Coffee is delicious as well as breakfast burrito. We highly recommend Essex on Cafe.

Thank Donnakz
South Hadley
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nice dining inside and out. Expect to spend about $10 for an entree and we'll worth it or a little less if just intetested in muffin or bagel or something simple. I had the omelette with spinach, roasted red peppers and feta cheese and it was awesome. My friend had ciabatta breakfast sandwich that she enjoyed as well, both served... More 

Thank Backibandits

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 29
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Hadley
  • Phone Number: +1 413-585-1515
Esselon cafe is an award winning café featuring fresh roasted coffee, rare and exotic teas, and a full menu. Esselon is centrally located between Amherst and Northampton, on Route 9 on The Common in Hadley, MA, with ample parking. Esselon offers outdoor dining during the Spring, Summer and Fall months in our gardens. You'll love the casual atmosphere, the rich décor, and our friendly, upbeat staff. Esselon offers breakfast Monday through Friday and an award winning brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 3pm. We feature seasonal specials as well as a regular brunch menu. Esselon Cafe has a full bistro lunch menu and an extensive dinner menu Monday through Saturday. A substantial wine selection and local craft brewed beers are also available. Enjoy iced and brewed coffee beverages, iced and hot teas and seasonal drinks, plus pastries, baked goods, and fresh sandwiches ready for quick and easy pick up.

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