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Esselon Cafe

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99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035-9484
+1 413-585-1515
08:00 - 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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great place! Cool Bohemian atmosphere. Very good food, especially the tomato bisque soup and grilled cheese sandwich.

Thank KodiakBrownBear
Province of Seville, Spain
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Located at the beginning of Hadley, a few minutes driving from Amherst downtown. Nice selection of sandwiches and brunch options. Decent prices and pleasant to sit outdoors. Good for kids too.

Thank Juan T
Auburndale, Florida
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168 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I went in here thinbnming ok this look like a nice palce to grab a bite. Walked in and saw a hostess take off to seat someone and they never came back. I mean 15 minutes no hostess, no waitress nobody even offering to help. Myself and the two other customers just walked out. Tip: you don't get tips or... More 

Thank Kurt B
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went here just for coffee. Excellent! Great atmosphere, friendly, efficient staff. I drink mostly decaf coffee and the Mexican beans are the best I've had. Bought some to take home. You can also order their coffee online.

Thank Avgaad
Western MA
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's been a while since I was last to Esselon. In the past, sometimes the food had been under-seasoned for my taste so I hadn't rushed back. However the evening was beautiful and we were interested in eating outdoors. This night we had two exceptionally fine meals in a beautiful terrace overlooking the garden; birds atwitter. We had 2 of... More 

Thank RSG-foodie
West Hartford, Connecticut
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206 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We ate lightly - a salad topped with Grilled Salmon and a Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger with a side of salad. Everything was fresh and yummy - both grilled to perfection. You order at the counter and they serve you at your table - I always feel that the tips should reflect that you are not getting full service... More 

Thank Travel33871
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Esselon Cafe is our "go to place" whenever we want a sumptuous meal and TERRIFIC coffee. We bring our visitors there whenever we want to impress them with a great local eatery, with delicious meals, drinks, bakery items, nice atmosphere and good service! Just be aware that all this goodness does attract other people....does get busy during the weekends... More 

Thank GuidoDaCoopa
Painesville, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We have stopped for breakfast many times upon leaving area, atmosphere is great and food is the best.

Thank Randy W
Westfield, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a turkey sandwich around 1:30 on a Friday, which was very tasty on homemade bread plenty of turkey everything was very fresh and a salad on the side it was enough to split more than one person needed!! Only problem was the wait.....35 minutes and that wasn't to order, we walked right up to order ended up... More 

Thank 002MTW
Turners Falls, Massachusetts, United States
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The best brunch in the valley! The eggs benedict is to die for. The iced cafe mocha is amazing - they use malt in their mocha! Always delicious and always busy, so plan to stay a while!

Thank Ivannapetapooch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?