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Esselon Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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WINES​
Merlin Macon Chardonnay
Burgundy, dry, apple/pear flavors
Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc
Loire, crisp, lemony
Greenstone Point Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand, light, citrusy
St. Peyre Picpoul
Languedoc, limey, zippy
Les Aumones Vouvray
Loire, off-dry, plush
Colterenzio Pinot Grigio
Northeast Italy, dry, citrusy
Michael Sullberg Merlot
California, mocha and blueberry
Marietta Old Vine Red
California, boysenberry flavors
Coto De Hayas Tinto
Spain, light, strawberry flavors
Don Ramon
Spain,​ light and mellow
LOCAL BEER​
Beer of the Gods
12 ounce
XPA (Extra pale ale)
12 ounce
Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
12 ounce
Irish-Style Stout
12 ounce
Berkshire Ale
22​ ounce
Steel Rail Pale Ale
22 ounce
Red Rock Ale
12 ounce
Opa Opa IPA
12 ounce
Extra Special Oak
750 ml bottle conditioned
Red Giant
750 ml bottle conditioned
About
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
PRICE RANGE
US$ 8 - US$ 29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
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
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All reviews salad coffee beans multigrain bread egg dishes breakfast burrito soups mixed greens blueberry pancakes crab cakes fries burger chicken order at the counter great coffee sit outside outdoor seating nice weather
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Saturday and the parking lot was packed but we had no problem finding a table. The service was quick and everything was delicious. Will go again.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank brittaboo
Reviewed 9 January 2019

This was our second stop at the Essalon. It always seems to please. A full line of coffee drinks and teas and a nice menu with a good amount of vegetarian options. We were fortunate to get there early (right after opening) so we had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank heidinbrugger
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Dinner menu featured beef bourguignon, amazing is the only word to describe this perfect meal. Cozy place, friendly staff, never disappoint, always delights.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ElaineL63Sunshine
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

As we enjoyed our breakfast at Esselon I was already planning on when we could return to enjoy the Tupelo Hash which is crabcakes - the best I have eaten - and poached eggs. So yummy! And the cappuccino is delicious. A must try!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Abbcb53
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Been there many times, and will go again and again. Great fresh food Great service and wonderful staff The coffee, to eat there and to take home always the best. Make sure you ask for ADIL if you don’t know what coffee to take home.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Aghalayini
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and was not disappointed. Excellent soup and salads! Great options for healthy eating. I’m GF and the choices were clearly marked. The bakery case some delicious looking treats but we resisted the urge to indulge. Staff was friendly and helpful. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 381mimil
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Stopped in for Saturday breakfast because my wife has celiac disease and they advertise gluten-free options. There weren't all that many options, but she got the breakfast burrito minus the tortilla and potato cake, and she said it was OK. I had the same thing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RoadTripRoger
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A glass of wine, a bowl of soup and a flatbread make for a wonderful lunch on a rainy day. The lentil & ham soup was excellent and the flatbread was a nice combination. Just lovely.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lovesinns
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

It was a Sunday, and foliage season which probably caused the long line to order. The wait was worth it. As locals, we have been to Esselon before. This time I tried a new dish. The crab cakes and poached eggs. Fantastic! Whenever we come...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Abbcb53
Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rjfaille
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