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Essex Coffee & Tea Co

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51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
(860) 767-7804
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Walking in ancient Essex downtown, you enjoy history at 51 in Main St, close to the Connecticut River shoreline you'll find this little cozy place. You'll find gourmet pastries, biscottis and Quiches, along with excellent, espressos, coffees, teas and coffee based drinks. As you're sat enjoying it, you could admire the floors, ceiling, windows from the Pre-american revolution, It is... More 

Thank Ladope
Essex, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Small but adequate. The coffees choices change, and are always good. Also the fresh scones/muffins are a good choice too. For a quick coffee break this is the place.

Thank Teenzone
Essex, Connecticut
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Best coffee in downtown area. House blend is very good. Or have a latte, frappacino or other savory drink. Also has great macaroons.

Thank sharsx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Great Cappucinno , fine croissant and little Quiche. Lovely pastries , served in an environment supporting local Artists and compelling works of the Shoreline at reasonable prices.

Thank Glynn422
Stamford, Connecticut
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank klou2014
Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank B W
West Hartford, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank peacemom49
Gainesville, VA
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

2 Thank Gaingal
Volcano, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

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.

2 Thank Crystaldreed
West Hartford CT
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178 restaurant reviews
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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.

2 Thank chrisooo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: (860) 767-7804

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?