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Essex Coffee & Tea Co

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51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
(860) 767-7804
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Coffee and Baked Goods

We made a quick stop here for coffee and treats before going to the CT River Museum. This is a busy, popular spot with friendly service. There is limited seating inside and outside, but had we known how welcoming the waterfront is in Essex, we would have taken our coffee to enjoy down there, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
peacemom49
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We made a quick stop here for coffee and treats before going to the CT River Museum. This is a busy, popular spot with friendly service. There is limited seating inside and outside, but had we known how welcoming the waterfront is in Essex, we would have taken our coffee to enjoy down there, a short walk from the cafe.

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Gainesville, VA
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very cute shop in a lovely town. We had great service from a very sweet barista on 12/30 and an excellent eggnog latte.

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Volcano, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A quick stop in Essex was such a great experience. We stopped in for coffee, but came out with all sorts of wonderful things: blondies, coconut macaroons and a lovely hot caramel apple cider. There were many seasonal treats to choose from. The servers were very friendly and seemed to know most of the locals.

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West Hartford CT
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114 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Love this little spot in Essex. The staff are always super nice, they have good coffee and cocoa for the kids and their pastry selection is top notch. Don't miss on the macaroons! Tables inside and ceramic mugs if you're staying, but I recommend taking a stroll to the river.

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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We like to stop in here on the weekends to grab a coffee to take with us on a country drive. We always pick up one of their muffins or other delicious baked goods. I don't know where they get them as it doesn't look as if they bake on premises but they seem super fresh and homemade.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place is the only place in the town of Essex that offers gourmet coffee and teas so there is no other choice that to go there for a cup of coffee but the kid that work there is really mean and is lack of people skills. I am not sure if that was the owners son but others behind... More 

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East Haddam, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The coffee and pastries are great. The nautical items for sale are great little stocking stuffers for the holidays.

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Easton, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

They have the best coffee and make their drinks as ordered - really love it! The service is great and the coffee is first-rate. Can't wait to go back!

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Essex, Connecticut
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

They have great coffee and baked goods, especially the macaroons. It is a go to place to meet a friend for coffee and conversation. They have wrought iron chairs outside to sit and people watch on the beautiful Main Street. Essex is a pre-revolutionary, ship building town on the Connecticut River. We are fortunate to live here. It is very... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The shop is small but a full range of teas and coffee drinks, with a comfortable, albeit small seating area. The desserts are wonderful and baked on the premises. It is next door to an ice cream shop so the combination worked well for the entire family.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: (860) 767-7804
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?