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4C Summer St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1579
+1 978-526-9995
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible20%
14 Feb 2017
“ok especially in a pinch”
16 Apr 2017
“Most miserable excuse for quick bites”
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Cafe, American
4C Summer St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1579
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Just wanted a quick ham & cheese sandwich to go, fewer than 6 people seated. I paid for the sandwich, about 8$ and sat by the counter. The "chef" put a bunch of sandwiches out for pickup, not mine, and then disappeared. A new person...More

Thank Redwing930
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Went from daily customer to once a week to 'why is this place still open'. Met someone there for coffee last week... the first thing one notices is the place is dirty - from counter, to displays, to floor and seating. The second is the...More

Thank PortableWheels
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

All 5 of us loved our sandwiches: chipotle chicken, smoked salmon bagel, chicken pesto, chicken salad wrap. The ingredients on my smoked salmon were fresh and tasty and the everything bagel was also good. The service was quick and pleasant. I would definitely stop here...More

Thank annmlewis
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I'd love this place to be my go-to, but it's expensive, not very cozy and the coffee is pretty lame. The owner seems nice, but the staff is hit or miss with attitude and service. Great location, love the outdoor seating, and sandwiches are usually...More

1  Thank _edelweisstea
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I was not impressed with Essen's service and it's too bad, because I think their food is pretty good, even though rather expensive. The young female server who greeted me had absolutely no personality, I don't even think she said Hi, she didn't take my...More

4  Thank travelor_aa
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Great stop for the whole family. Delicious healthy smoothies and coffee! The cappuccino was excellent. Clean and quick, friendly service.

Thank sarah O
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Across from the train station, this place is situated just off the main street. The espresso was only average, but the baked goods and sandwiches were fresh and appealing. Comfortable ambiance, no music.

1  Thank steventobolsky
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is perfect spot for a healthy lunch bite. Several sandwich options and a board of specials to get excited about. Nice little tables inside or out. Sometimes overwhelmed with yoga bodies or urban beach goers.

Thank doublemdoublet
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Out for my morning walk and stopped in to check out this place. Got a smoothie and muffin. The girl at the counter was very friendly and helpful. The smoothie was delicious as was the muffin.

Thank Teenie2000
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

I come here to catch up on email, write in my journal, or plot my next exploit. It is fairly local for me and a nice alternative to Starbucks. The decor is crisp and clean, the staff friendly and professional, and the food is good,...More

Thank CoosBay2Boston
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4C Summer St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1579
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 978-526-9995
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