We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Esselon Cafe

99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
+1 413-585-1515
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“salad” (39 reviews)
“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (250)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

After entry you first look at menu and order from the counter. Next find a table and your drinks and food arrives in good order. Wine selection is very nice. salad was ok, the curried mussels were tasty. The entree of braised Vermont beef was...More

Thank rjfaille
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You go in the front door and order from the bar area. The menu has something for everyone. You pay right then (they take credit cards) and they give you a number to put on your table. There is inside and outside seating. I've been...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for coffee and cake. The chocolate chip cookies wre enormous and tasty. Too many wasps to sit outside at present but it looks like a cool area to sit out. Don't be put off by the busy parking lot - there was ample...More

Thank Gill68
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This was my 1st visit to Esselon &I took did not disappoint. My daughter in law & I enjoyed a portabella mushroom sandwich & a chicken sandwich respectively. A bonus was the beautiful garden & outdoor seating on a lovely summer day.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Busy place with lots of conversation, beautiful tin roof, outdoor seating, no table service, delicious food especially the pancakes and eggs. Local, fresh, healthy. Big variety of coffee to choose from. Refill service at your table. Handicapped accessible.

Thank ElaineL63Sunshine
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

When in the area, I make sure that I eat breakfast here. I just love the food. They have some awesome food choices. Their baked goods are also superb. I always order a latte and they make them very well. I am fussy about my...More

Thank nurse87
Reviewed 12 August 2018

It was a very rainy day and we were meeting a friend for lunch who luckily got there before us and had a table. CROWDS of people tell you "yes" this is a good, popular place. In all the years we have been coming to...More

Thank WearArtThou
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Don't let the location on Route 9 dissuade you; the garden and patio are shielded by a hedge and shaded by trees and awning, and both are really nice for a leisurely lunch. We sat inside to enjoy the AC on a hot summer day...More

Thank flplantdr
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The food and service here is really good. Yes, it is self serve but the food and menu are great and I went when I visited Amherst. A really good place. The best place I have found in Amherst/Hadley and there a re a lot...More

Thank Magictravelnow
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Esselon is always fun, especially this time of year. Take a glass of wine, a wonderful salad or sandwich and sit in on of the chairs in the garden and enjoy the flowers. A summer's day doesn't get any better.

Thank lovesinns
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Hadley
Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst
673 reviews
.79 km away
Knights Inn Hadley
60 reviews
1.70 km away
Rodeway Inn
195 reviews
2.20 km away
Hotel Northampton
483 reviews
3.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
191 reviews
.04 km away
Hillside Organic Pizza Co
12 reviews
1.12 km away
Gohyang Korean Restaurant
59 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
22 reviews
2.70 km away
Norwottuck Rail Trail
127 reviews
2.10 km away
Central Rock Gym
12 reviews
1.03 km away
Historic Northampton
109 reviews
3.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Esselon Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing