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Esselon Cafe

99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
+1 413-585-1515
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
“lamb gyro” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 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...More

Thank Teri G
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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...More

Thank bruno113
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
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...More

Thank localdoc
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
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...More

1  Thank Becky G
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...More

1  Thank Seniortravelors
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...More

Thank Erica M
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
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...More

Thank Backibandits
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 29
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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