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Essex Coffee & Tea Co

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51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
+1 860-767-7804
07:00 - 17:00
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Essex, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the most charming little coffee shop located in an historic building with hand-hewn stone steps, wide plank wood floors and an adorable sitting area with pretty views of town out the windows. We love this place not only for the atmosphere, but for the delicious coffee and specialty drinks. They also have a showcase filled with fresh baked... More 

1 Thank I5322ENlauram
Essex, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I live in the town of Essex and make the trip to this perfect little food spot at least weekly---often more. First of all it is situated in a colonial building that was there with the Griswold Inn around the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. I suspect archetectually very little has changed. They serve a wonderful selection of... More 

1 Thank Larry K
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Locals were coming in and out while we visited... this is clearly the go-to place for people who are headed to work. The coffee was great, the pastries really really delicious. There are tables and chairs inside and outside.

Thank 1Nicole
Essex, Connecticut
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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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142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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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385 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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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183 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 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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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 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

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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
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main St, Essex, CT 06426
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-7804

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