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4C Summer St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1579
+1 978-526-9995
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible14%
1 week ago
“nice pastries”
14 Jul 2018
“It’s Never Great”
Open Now
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe
4C Summer St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1579
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice breakfast pastries, but limited selection. I've had the croissants and bagels...I've also had a good lunch sandwich. There is seating, but it is self serve.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We love nearby and have tried several times to return to Essen to support local business. The staff consists of high school aged kids who never seem to have gotten trained on time management. The service is very slow, the orders are always wrong (and...More

Thank meggles2014
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Being a really small town, Essen is one of the only spots to grab a muffin, bagel, a latte for quickie breakfast. The lines are long and the service is super slow - the newly reopened Beach Street Cafe has amazing baked goods, a great...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Clean and friendly staff and great food! Excellent coffee and pastries! This a great spot for breakfast or lunch.

Thank misterclean6
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch, a member of our group had a severe gluten allergy, and the staff was quite respectful.

Thank Rich K
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Good coffee and cakes here but the management needs to organise a thorough clean of the restaurant! Wooden edges to tables and backs of chairs are thick with what looks like years of accumulated grime, edges of floors are not much better and the toilets...More

Thank timm586
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My husband and I were on vacation, driving north from Boston Logan Airport. We stopped in the quaint town of Manchester by the Sea to look for a quick bite to eat. A local recommended two spots, one served lots of salads and the other...More

Thank Darlene K
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

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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