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Esselon Cafe

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99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
+1 413-585-1515
07:00 - 17:00
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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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White Plains, New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is right out of the 1960s! Almost entirely veggie but farm fresh, delicious food. Great brunches and lunches. This place is a trip (but no acid!) Service is slow so bring your patience; certainly NOT fast food.

Thank DocSag
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday in May. We have eaten here before, with some waiting, good availability of seating, reasonable food. This day was miserable. It started with a solid 20 minutes in line to order food. Ordering went quickly. We found a table easily, but that is the last good part about our lunch. We waited... More 

Thank GQueenBoston
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick bite and coffee on Saturday morning. The place was packed which is a good sign. Line moved along. Great place for good food and coffee. Would highly recommend if you are traveling through the area. Have large table to accommodate a bigger party as well as outside seating. Stopped in twice on my visit to... More 

Thank highrustler
Westport, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get there early for lunch or there will be a line out the door. Healthy food, lots to eat and great choices. They roast their own coffee as well

Thank Joanne118
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I go to Esselon Café whenever I can get there and have gotten friends to love it too. It is a family restaurant, great food, fair prices nice atmosphere, inviting place where you can spend the day sipping their terrific coffee, or dining on their terrific foods. They thought of everything--cozy atmosphere, garden to sit in and eat in good... More 

Thank sanlee1007
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 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
Reviewed 14 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 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
Reviewed 22 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 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?