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Essex Coffee & Tea Co

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51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1175
(860) 767-7804
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Essex, Connecticut
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We stop to buy coffee every couple of days in this "Quaint Little Spot". The expresso is perfect and the ice coffee has different flavors that are really great. I had the toasted almond yesterday and it was pure perfection. The muffins and little snacks are always fresh and very tasty. I love sitting outside and watching the walkers with... More 

Thank Harley M
Orleans, Massachusetts
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86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

On a hot day with 45 minutes at leisure in Essex (bus tour), my friend and I made a beeline for this lovely little coffee shop. She luxuriated in a frozen mocha latte, while I was delighted with my caramel nut iced coffee with the flavor roasted into the beans and not added by a syrup. The combination of the... More 

Thank Saltyblue
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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340 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Stopped in on a recent trip to Excess. The staff was very nice and expertly prepared our lattes for us. Nice home made snacks on offer.

Thank ogerkan
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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136 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
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 06426-1175
  • 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?