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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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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great cappuccino

The house the store is located was built in 1720. Friendly staff who make great cappuccinos. You can sit inside or outside on a chairs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The house the store is located was built in 1720. Friendly staff who make great cappuccinos. You can sit inside or outside on a chairs.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

So the folks at the Griswald Inn recommended we stop here for coffee since they were not opened for lunch yet. Great service, wonderful pastries, and excellent lattes. The coffee selection was varied and very tasty. Lots of locals stop here. Never did go for lunch to the Griswald. We weren't hungry after this visit. lol.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?