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All 48 Hadley Restaurants

Esselon Cafe

99 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035
413 585-1515
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Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in Hadley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I usually really like this place but today it was not good . The dinner specials were not ready yet so I ordered the chicken sandwich before and enjoyed it but not this time. It took about 25 minutes to get it and the chicken was not cooked right, I don't know if it was undercooked or rubbery but not... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Ran in here to get coffee and couldn't resist getting some of the gorgeous muffins at the counter. Coffee was good and the muffins were delicious.

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acton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

have eaten here a bunch of time, for breakfast and lunch. if informal setting, as you order at the counter, and then food is brought to you, and you clear the table. at busy times, can be crowded amongst the tables, and therefore a bit noisy. but it is a fun place to eat, and the food is excellent. can... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is my go to spot when I want to relax in the afternoon, sit outside and read. Very nice garden with comfy Adirondack chairs and lots of shade. Really enjoy having their Florentine bar (nuts and dried fruit) with my decaf. Have also enjoyed lunch there and their pancakes with fresh fruit look wonderful although I have not had... More

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Western Mass
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We've had good meals here before. This one was below average. I had the veggie burrito. It was VERY bland. She had the "juicy gourmet burger". She didn't finish it. There were no caramelized onions in it, and the bun was far too crisped. The food took a long time. The service was okay.

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AMHERST
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Picture an idyllic setting- beautifully landscaped garden dining, amazing fresh and interesting food snd drinks but stand in line to give your order and the waitstaff( albeit politely) drop your food and run Business is booming so they arent interested in changing the setup but it would be so nice to be able to get a drink refill without having... More

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are stopping in Sunday morning, do not be afraid of the order line, it moves quickly. The food & coffee at this Cafe is beyond delicious....the best latte I have yet to enjoy drinking. They also have wonderful organic eggs & the freshest salmon. My daughter & I totally enjoyed Sunday morning brunch outside on the deck. Plenty... More

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Worcester, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Yesterday, I spent a delightful, uninterrupted afternoon (4 hours!) in the garden of this restaurant. Yes, food was ordered at the counter and the waitstaff was not overly friendly; however, they were doing their job and they did it well. The wait for the food seemed a bit long but I was happily outside enjoying the flowers, the garden, the... More

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Hadley, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had the Esselon salad. It was delicious! The line moved fairly fast,since you order first and then your order is delivered to your table. My meal came relatively quickly. In fact, before my table mates who had ordered before me. They enjoyed their salad and tuna sandwich. The presentation was lovely.

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Portsmouth, RI, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ordering is done at the counter, with food served at the tables. Great selection of coffees. Food was very tasty. Not much ambiance inside, but the porch seating looked nice (unfortunately, all full when we got there).

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