The Cafe at Phoenix Books Essex

A luscious, frothy cappuccinoWhether you're craving a hot chai or coffee, a strawberry smoothie or a peppermint mocha, we've got a custom-crafted beverage to satisfy your thirst. Start your day with a fortifying coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Cafe at Phoenix.


Our frothy cappuccinos, hot lattes, and rich mochas are available traditionally or with a wide array of flavor options. These beverages - as well as our creamy, dreamy hot chocolate and our warming, aromatic chai - are made to order with your choice of whole or lowfat milk. Find out more about the local businesses we support by clicking here. Need time to slow down for a while? Sit a spell and linger over a personal tea-for-one pot, or meet a friend for a conversation and some treats! Whatever you choose, don't forget to take a deep breath, a long sip, and enjoy.


Savory Eats

Sandwiches: All set and ready to go (or to enjoy in our cafe) for your convenience!

Crockpot Selections: Vary weekly and include a wide variety of flavorful soups & chilis.


Sweet Treats

Sweet TreatsA daily selection of baked goods, baked right here!  

  • Scones: Cranberry-Orange with citrus glaze, Traditional (plain) with maple glaze, Lemon Poppyseed, Chai Spice, and Chocolate Chip.
  • Cookies: Buttery cran-oatmeal, traditional chocolate chip, and peanut butter chocolate chip! (Varieties available vary each day.)
  • ...and more!


Hot Beverages

(Available with flavor shot(s), whipped cream, &/or on ice. Made with Lavazza espresso beans.)

Republic of Teas

  • Green Mountain Coffee (caf or decaf) 
  • Americano (espresso roast)
  • Latte (steamed milk & espresso) 
  • Cappuccino (foamed milk & espresso)
  • Mocha (try our signature mocha with Torani Mayan chocolate) 
  • Espresso (single or double) 
  • Chai (sweet spiced tea in steamed milk)
  • Tea to Go or Tea for One Service (black, green, and herbal Republic of Tea blends available)
  • Hot Cocoa (made with milk, not water)


Cold Drinks

(Custom-crafted blended beverages.)

  • Espresso Frappes: Made with real espresso and available caf or decaf, traditional or with a shot of flavor.
  • Mocha Frappe: Cold, caffeinated, rich and chocolatey! 
  • Milkshakes (nearly every flavor imaginable) 
  • Smoothies (Strawberry and/or Mango): Our smoothies are delicious, refreshing, freezing, and fantastic!


(Food/beverage selection subject to change.)