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4C Summer St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1579
+1 978-526-9995
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible18%
14 Feb 2017
“ok especially in a pinch”
2 weeks ago
“Good coffee but needs cleaning!”
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6:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, American
4C Summer St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1579
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee and cakes here but the management needs to organise a thorough clean of the restaurant! Wooden edges to tables and backs of chairs are thick with what looks like years of accumulated grime, edges of floors are not much better and the toilets...More

Thank timm586
Reviewed 23 June 2017

My husband and I were on vacation, driving north from Boston Logan Airport. We stopped in the quaint town of Manchester by the Sea to look for a quick bite to eat. A local recommended two spots, one served lots of salads and the other...More

Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Just wanted a quick ham & cheese sandwich to go, fewer than 6 people seated. I paid for the sandwich, about 8$ and sat by the counter. The "chef" put a bunch of sandwiches out for pickup, not mine, and then disappeared. A new person...More

Thank Redwing930
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Went from daily customer to once a week to 'why is this place still open'. Met someone there for coffee last week... the first thing one notices is the place is dirty - from counter, to displays, to floor and seating. The second is the...More

Thank PortableWheels
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

All 5 of us loved our sandwiches: chipotle chicken, smoked salmon bagel, chicken pesto, chicken salad wrap. The ingredients on my smoked salmon were fresh and tasty and the everything bagel was also good. The service was quick and pleasant. I would definitely stop here...More

Thank annmlewis
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I'd love this place to be my go-to, but it's expensive, not very cozy and the coffee is pretty lame. The owner seems nice, but the staff is hit or miss with attitude and service. Great location, love the outdoor seating, and sandwiches are usually...More

1  Thank _edelweisstea
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was not impressed with Essen's service and it's too bad, because I think their food is pretty good, even though rather expensive. The young female server who greeted me had absolutely no personality, I don't even think she said Hi, she didn't take my...More

4  Thank travelor_aa
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Great stop for the whole family. Delicious healthy smoothies and coffee! The cappuccino was excellent. Clean and quick, friendly service.

Thank sarah O
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Across from the train station, this place is situated just off the main street. The espresso was only average, but the baked goods and sandwiches were fresh and appealing. Comfortable ambiance, no music.

1  Thank steventobolsky
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is perfect spot for a healthy lunch bite. Several sandwich options and a board of specials to get excited about. Nice little tables inside or out. Sometimes overwhelmed with yoga bodies or urban beach goers.

Thank doublemdoublet
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4C Summer St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1579
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 978-526-9995
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