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“Delicious Local Food and Great Coffee”
Review of Esselon Cafe

Esselon Cafe
Ranked #1 of 61 Restaurants in Hadley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$29
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 24, 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!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank Ivannapetapooch
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

This place has great ambiance, and has something for everyone in terms of food and beverage. It has the best designed interior space of any dining establishment in the valley. Absolutely wonderful interior design! You can also enjoy the beautiful porch and garden when weather permits. I have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank U6316CKmichaelh
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Many local food selections, fresh and delicious. When the weather permits, sitting in the garden or on the enclosed porch is a treat. Inside seating also available. This place is always busy for weekend brunch so leave enough time to enjoy. Excellent baristas and coffee drinks as well. It is possible to use the local bike path to get here from Northampton, Amherst or Hadley. In the heat, an iced HLG is the way to go.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank laurensT623ES
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This was a perfect fit for a family with diverse tastes and dietary issues. It had several choices for whole food eaters, people with gluten sensitivities, and children with limited tastes. We all loved our selections. Coffee is freshly roasted and brewed and again there are many healthy drink options. During the warmer months there is outdoor seating. This was recommended by a local resident we visited and appears to be a popular stop for many.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

I found this place on TripAdvisor and was a little skeptical since it seemed more cafeteria-like than restaurant-y but the fresh local menu appealed to me so my friend and I decided to go. So glad! The specials all looked amazing - I got the house made pickle plate followed by the Portobello sandwich. It was a LOT of food. Pickles were AMAZING and beautifully presented. My companion got the avocado salad -they were out of avocado so they substituted falafel so it was no big deal. (Seriously though- go to Trader Joe's 2 miles away and buy some, people!) My sandwich was delicious and served with a beautiful fresh salad. We had beer and wine and enjoyed a warm night on the beautiful deck. The atmosphere really takes this place up a notch. The staff was friendly as well. The prices are a little steep but the beautiful setting and freshness of the food is worth it IMO. Definitely want to go back with the family for breakfast. We went on a Wednesday night and had no trouble finding a seat, though I hear it is mobbed on weekends. I can see why!

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank robynjeanscott
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