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Esselon Cafe

99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
+1 413-585-1515
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited Esselon Cafe and it was really good. Very vanilla pancakes - almost tasted like cake! Great service even though it was very very busy. Be prepared to wrangle a table - you order first and then they bring the food to you -...More

Thank lschlundt421
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here!! Great coffee, beverages, atmosphere, selection of food. Will be sure to visit again when in the area.

Thank hoomie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my wife's second visit to this establishment and my first. We both agreed it would be our last. Major props for using natural foods and local farms, but absolutely nothing we ordered was flavorful. My wife cut the roof of her mouth on...More

Thank Ken_Blanchard
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This little place was hopping today! They had a great coffee bar and we had baked goods. The omlettes and oatmeal that went past us looked great too. The parking lot is small and leaves a little to be desired but otherwise great. On the...More

1  Thank 32CatherineB32
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Esselon by far has the best coffee in the area, with Share Coffee as a close second -- this specifically is just the coffee quality. Putting that aside, the food has gone downhill at Esselon over the last couple of years as it often does...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The staff are very helpful and professional. You stand in a line to order, the line moves along very quickly and the staff are well equipped to answer any questions about the menu. Then you seat yourselves and the dinner is served to you.

Thank jhmccarthyjr
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

What a delightful little spot. We had lunch, desserts and drinks. Everyone and Everything was fantastic. A lot of food for the money. Staff were all friendly and efficient. We will return for sure!

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We went for breakfast around 11:30 a.m.on a Saturday and there was no line, contrary to what we had expected. The decaf was delicious and the pancakes were scrumptious. My breakfast companion chose a veggie option that he also loved. Definitely recommend!

Thank IMGA2015
Reviewed 24 February 2018 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

2  Thank Abbcb53
Reviewed 20 February 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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