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Esselon Cafe

99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
+1 413-585-1515
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes you will stand in line to place your order, but it will be worth it! I suggest you select your table first. This is a casual restaurant that offers very good food in a eclectic indoor setting and also an outdoor area in nice...More

Thank Abbcb53
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Esselon Cafe for a late breakfast. The place was packed since it was a holiday. This is an order at the counter and food is delivered by the waitstaff establishment. The food was delivered in a reasonable amount of time, fast considering...More

Thank Fallgirlma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for delicious cup of cappuccino and couldn’t resist the breakfast burrito! Huge and delicious with egg, greens, avocado and sour cream.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am never disappointed with my visits to Esselon cafe. This time we went for lunch. My husband had a tuna fish sandwich made with a type of vinaigrette which he said was delicious. I had a grilled cheese on sourdough and a small salad...More

Thank delightedwithfood
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I spontaneously swung into Esselong today because it was before the lunch rush. I haven't been here in a while and I was happy to say it is as delicious as I remember it. Everything is done from scratch. I ordered the special sandwich which...More

Thank LindaCS1331
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Hard to see the appeal of this dark little place, especially their pretension to progressivism and alternative diets. The counter person was openly disdainful of our questions about vegan food and pastries, the coffee was bitter and unpleasant, and we were asked to relocate to...More

Thank lbloom616
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Been coming here since it opened... never disappointed.. Sue had the Vegan Benedict and I had the Vegan Brekkie.... both were awesome. THE best coffee Serve beer and wine.... worth the wait and the money!

Thank winefan2016
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We visit this places at least twice a week for the best expresso soda and back beans burger. The service is great and the staff is always very friendly.

Thank bgillat
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We were very impressed with the coffee (apparently roasted by the establishment). Our carefully prepared lattes had very smooth taste and textures with a significant quantity of micro-bubbles. We did find the lattes to be small sized: a medium seemed more like 12 oz and...More

Thank PennaHiker
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

In town for conference with co-worker, looking for a place to eat, so we pulled in. Parking lot was full - Wednesday afternoon about 11:30. Neat place with lots of daily specials. You wait in line to place your order and there is only one...More

Thank Mary R
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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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