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Acton Coffee House

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342 Great Road, Ste 3, Acton, MA 01720
(978) 263-3700
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 8
    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great alternative to Starbucks -- better coffee, relaxed atmosphere

I needed to meet a colleague this morning to discuss some of the courses we teach. Acton Coffee House was centrally located for us, easy to park, and a great place to sit and talk. The Fair Trade espresso was very good, and there was a good selection of pastries. Far better than any local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
dgourmac
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I needed to meet a colleague this morning to discuss some of the courses we teach. Acton Coffee House was centrally located for us, easy to park, and a great place to sit and talk. The Fair Trade espresso was very good, and there was a good selection of pastries. Far better than any local Starbucks, in my opinion.

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Thank dgourmac
New York
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284 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a great local coffee house and the best in the area. Nice coffees and teas and other hot and cold drinks along with pastries, muffins, etc. My only issue is the limited seating, especially since half the customers are plugged in and working on laptops for extended periods of time. So if you're on the go or don't... More 

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Thank skgbos
Acton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Acton Coffee House is our "go-to" place for all of our coffee needs! I buy my coffee by the pound here and whenever the hubby and I go out for coffee, Acton Coffee House is always our first choice. The coffee is excellent, the baked goods are exceptional and the staff is friendly and courteous. What's not to like?

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Thank Gladtraveler97
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

They've taken great pains to make this a comfortable, welcoming place. They've taken Starbucks as a model, I think, but have softened and warmed it up a bit. Made it more relaxing, too. It feels new but authentic. We visited it mid-afternoon, and there were clusters of people engaged in quiet but spirited conversation. I wish the coffee were more... More 

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Thank John K
Acton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The coffee is great. The staff are wonderful and the atmosphere is small town friendly. What you would expect from a local coffee shop.

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Thank TravelForLife54
Acton, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

the acton coffee shop is quaint, has tables and comfy seats and the perfect place to meet a friend to sit and talk. The coffee and tea variety is good and there are baked goods also.

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Thank thekaps4
Acton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Let's face it - even in a smaller sized town like Acton there are many choices on where to grab your daily dose of caffeine. But none have coffee and espresso drinks as smooth and great tasting (no bitter burnt after taste like one of the big chains nor the watered down taste like another). This is the best coffee... More 

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Thank LNE_DB
Acton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great service and excellent coffee and pastry.Coffee is much better than at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. When there is a line it moves very quickly. We go there every day.

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Thank joanneandfrank
Westford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great atmosphere. Quiet spot to read a book or converse with a friend. Rotating art work on walls is always excellent. Pleasant counter staff. Good tea selection. Good music. Coffee pretty good, but not amazing. Pastry selection is dry, not tasty and not interesting. Used to have live music sometimes, but not lately.

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William R, Owner at Acton Coffee House, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate it and are glad you enjoy our cafe. We are sorry that you could not find anything interesting among our pastry offerings. Please be assured, however, that all our breads, muffins, croissants,etc. are delivered fresh daily from a number of the most reputable local sources (among others, Iggy's and Nashoba Bakery); we don't bake... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

It's the best, and it's independently owned Very good coffee and drinks Great snacks Relaxing seating area to enjoy it all Although we have several chain coffee places nearby we go out of our way to go to Acton Coffee House

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 342 Great Road, Ste 3, Acton, MA 01720
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Acton
  • Phone Number: (978) 263-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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