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Essex Coffee & Tea Co

51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
(860) 767-7804
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Ranked #6 of 16 Restaurants in Essex
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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English first
Gainesville, VA
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 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
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

One of the nice things about this little coffee place is that it's open until 5, since in the two days we were in Essex this month (staying at the Griswold Inn) we managed to close it each day. Very good cappuccinos, and really good biscotti (maybe I should have said "cappuccini" to be consistent, eh?). Also very good and... More 

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Additional Information about Essex Coffee & Tea Co

Address: 51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
Phone Number: (860) 767-7804
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
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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