We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Quite a cozy spot with great biscotti....”

Essex Coffee & Tea Co
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Essex
Cuisines: Cafe
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Northwest Corner, Connecticut
Level Contributor
172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Quite a cozy spot with great biscotti....”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 pleasant service.

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2 Thank RevL05
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

26 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cozy Coffee Corner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Hospitable, local faire with a warm host, great coffee and baked goods, and plenty of clean comfortable seating to relax and enjoy their fares alone or with a group. Loved it on all levels.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank Brian K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
338 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Great muffins, coffee & tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Ok, first of all Essex is one of the best preserved small towns in America. The birth of America and Revolutionary War history was experienced here on the banks of the Connecticut river. If you haven't been to Essex, you must put this jewel in your agenda. Across the street from the Griswold Inn (in business since 1776) is The Essex Coffee & Tea Company. A memorable stop for morning delights including the best muffins you will ever have.

Order your favorite morning beverage (top quality coffee), pastry and sit in or outside and soak up the ambiance of over 230 years of history. You will remember your visit to this little restaurant for its friendly and top quality service. You will come back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
4 Thank steve375
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Essex Coffee & Tea Co also viewed


Been to Essex Coffee & Tea Co? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing