Some Cycling friendly Coffee shops in the Essex area

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You'll note there are several dead links in the URLs. Draw your own conclusions about what that says about a particular establishment.
Those places marked as suitable for large groups should be able to accommodate at least 10 riders. Naturally, if 20+ people are going to show up all at once, most places would like you to phone ahead and warn them.
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Name (Click for more info) Address Latitude Longitude Notes Sunday Opening Large Group
The Blue Rooms Cafe 156 Ongar Road, Abridge
Essex RM4 1AA
51.657224 0.144614 Monday - Friday: 9:00am- 4:00pm Saturday: 9:30am - 4:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Yes Unkown
Langdon Nature Reserve Lower Dunton Road, Basildon
Essex SS16 6EB
Tel: 01268 419103
51.561206 0.398186 Yes Yes
Battlesbridge Antique Centre 5 Maltings Road, Battlesbridge
Essex SS11 7RF
51.623331 0.56999 On the top floor its not easy to walk up 5 flights Unkown Unkown
Orchard Tea Room 312 London Road, Benfleet
Essex SS7 5XR
51.566585 0.56156 Unkown Unkown
The Forest Cafe 23 Bush End, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford
Herts CM22 6NN
51.85562 0.249516 Outdoor seating only. Summer: open everyday 09.30am to 5pm Winter: open times changeable check website Yes Unkown
The Village Tea Rooms The Heath, Bishop's Stortford
Herts CM22 7EB
Tel: 0127 973 9253
51.813105 0.208981 Open 7 days a week. Lots of room. A great alternative to Bretts Buttery and only about 4m west of Bretts. Best accessed by going via Matching Green then up to Hatfield Heath as this keeps you off of the main roads. Yes Yes
Cammas Hall Fruit Farm Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishop's Stortford
Herts CM22 7JT
Tel: 0127 971 8570
51.814097 0.268589 Mon – Sun 09:30-16:30 Open June - Sept Yes Unkown
Megarry's Antiques & Teashop Jericho Cottage, The Duckpond Green, Blackmore
Essex CM4 0RL
51.69205 0.319125 Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Situated in the corner of 'The Green' in the village of Blackmore. Tea, coffees and homemade cakes are available. You can sit inside or outside in the pretty garden at the rear. There Yes Yes
Blackmore Tea Rooms The Green, Blackmore
Essex CM4 0RL
51.692875 0.318767 Yes No
Eatons 33 George Yard, Braintree
Essex CM7 1RB
Tel: 0751 590 5460
51.879239 0.548583 Unkown Unkown
The Booking Hall Cafe Station Road, Rayne, Braintree
Essex CM77 6RX
51.873378 0.506276 Open everyday Summer: 09.30 to 5pm. Winter 09.30 to 3.30pm Yes Unkown
Finchingfield Tea Rooms Mercers, The Green, Finchingfield, Braintree
Essex CM7 4JS
Tel: 0137 181 0621
51.968057 0.45059 Serves teas, coffees, cooked breakfasts and lunch. Unkown Unkown
Dutch Nurseries and Coffee Shop West Street, Braintree
Essex
Tel: 0137 656 1287
51.870002 0.674324 Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm Yes Unkown
Thorndon Countryside Centre The Avenue, Brentwood
Essex CM13 3RZ
51.599123 0.319818 Summer Opening: Daily 9:30am - 5pm Winter Opening: 10am - until dusk Yes Yes
Club Cafe Unit 5K, West Horndon Industrial Estate, West Horndon, Brentwood
Essex CM13 3XL
Tel: 0127 781 2065
51.567895 0.338737 Mon – Fri 07:00-15:00 Sat 08:00-12:00 Sun Closed Open all year No Unkown
Coach House Coffee Shop Waterside, Brightlingsea
Essex CO7 0AX
Tel: 0120 630 4200
51.80597 1.024581 Mon – Sun 10:00-17:00 Open all year Yes Unkown
Cabin Dairy Tea Room 17 High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch
Essex CM0 8AG
Tel: 0162 178 2404
51.625417 0.816856 Yes Unkown
Green Welly 2A Doddington Road, Chatteris
Cambs PE16 6UA
Tel: 0135 469 5490
52.466346 0.041527 Yes Yes
Marsh Farm Country Park Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford
Essex CM3 5WP
51.634707 0.614548 Follow signs from Woodham Ferrers Unkown Unkown
Cafe on the water Hanningfield Reservoir, Giffords Lane, Chelmsford
Essex CM3 8HX.
51.65046 0.50932 Yes Yes
Field Cafe; Royal Hort Soc. Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford
Essex. CM3 8ET
51.66744 0.57193 Mar - Oct: 9.30am - 5.30pm / Nov - Feb: 9.30am - 3.30pm Yes Yes
Stewarts Deli & Tearoom 4 Tindal Street, Chelmsford
Essex CM1 1ER
Tel: 0124 526 5766
51.734149 0.472935 DEAD WEBSITE Monday – Tue 07:30-16:00 Wed 07:30-16:30 Thurs-Fri 07:30-17:00 Sat 07:30-17:00 (later as required) Sun (by special arrangement) Open all year round No Unkown
Hanging Basket Garden Centre 261 Ongar Road, Writtle, Chelmsford
Essex CM1 3NT
51.726469 0.394566 Basically its on the road from Hylands park to Ongar near the road that goes to Blackmore. Unkown Unkown
Post Office Cafe 20 The Street, Roxwell, Chelmsford
Essex CM1 4QT
51.751396 0.382696 Unkown Unkown
Peartree Pantry 3 Peartree Farm, Spring Lane, Chelmsford
Essex CM3 2JW
51.768251 0.632733 Go south from Does Corner towards Langford and turn left into Spring Lane, its on the left hand side in about 400m. Unkown Unkown
Lordship Tea Rooms Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford
Essex CM1 3EH
51.73458 0.42848 Unkown Unkown
Huttons Courtyard Cafe The Stables Visitors Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Essex CM2 8WQ
Tel: 0124 534 6765
51.711903 0.435605 Monday-Friday-10am-4pm Last Food Orders 3.15pm Saturdays-9am-4pm Last Food Orders @ 3.15pm Sundays-8.30am-4pm Last Food Orders @ 3.15pm. Best accessed via Paradise Rd, Writtle. Go through gate then use the cycle path under the A414, continue into park (w Yes Unkown
Writtle Tea Rooms Writtle College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford
Essex CM1 3RR
51.736555 0.429188 Mon – Sat 09:00-17:00 Sun 09:30-16:30 Open all year Yes Unkown
Rose Cafe London Road, Chelmsford
Essex CM2 8TG
51.709014 0.442215 On the left hand side on the old A12 if coming from Chelmsford, directly opposite the gates to Hylands park. It's a proper truck drivers cafe. Unkown Unkown
The Cafe Sandon Garden Centre Mayes Lane, Sandon, Chelmsford
Essex CM2 7RW
Tel: 0124 522 3524
51.705259 0.54025 ***LISTED AS CLOSED*** Monday – Sunday 10:00-16:00 Unkown Unkown
Cafe Clare 1 Well Lane, Clare
Suffolk CO10 8NH
Tel: 0178 727 8148
52.077706 0.581102 Open all year Yes Unkown
The Lodge at Clavering Lakes Clavering Farm, Mill Lane, Clavering
Essex CB11 4RL
51.983875 0.133295 Unkown Unkown
Oak Tree Coffee House Unit 4, Highwoods Square, Colchester
Essex CO4 9BB
Tel: 0120 675 2934
51.911104 0.918323 Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 08:30-17:00 Wed 08:30-19:00 Sat 09:30-15:30 Open all year No Unkown
Leisure World Cowdray Avenue, Colchester
Essex CO1 1YH
Tel: 0120 628 2000
51.89691 0.905581 Opening times Monday - Sunday 9:00-18:00 Yes Unkown
Beth Chatto Gardens 21 Clacton Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester
Essex CO7 7DB
Tel: 0120 682 2007
51.87794 1.004198 Monday – Saturday 09:00-17:00 Sunday 10:00-17:00 Yes Unkown
Filling Station Cafe; Greenstead Community Centre 1 Clematis Way, Colchester
Essex CO4 0QG
Tel: 0120 679 1979
51.890787 0.93734 Mon – Fri 09:00-15:00 Open all year No Unkown
The Green Cafe Blatches Gate, Church Lane, Little Canfield, Dunmow
Essex CM6 1SR
51.867207 0.302972 Kiosk facility with outdoor seating. Open from: May to November Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm Yes Unkown
Bretts Bar Bistro Bretts Farm /Chelmsford Rd, White Roding, Dunmow
Essex CM6 1RF
Tel: 0127 987 6571
51.79917 0.267845 Restaurant. On the A1060. Avoid lunch times unless you want a meal. Unkown Unkown
Poppy Charcoal Grill 309 High St, Epping
Essex CM16 4DA
51.69795 0.11017 Very small. Located on the right hand side of the High Street (going in a Northern direction), very close to a pedestrian crossing. Unkown No
The Blue Egg Braintree Road, Great Bardfield
Essex CM7 4PY
Tel: 0137 181 1801
51.93865 0.44619 Yes Unkown
Musketeers 8 High Street, Great Dunmow
Essex CM6 1AG
Tel: 0137 187 8971
51.872726 0.362583 Mon 09:00-18:00 Tues-St 09:00-20:00(+) Sun 10:00-17:00 Open all year Yes No
Greenstead Farmshop Cafe Restaurant Greenstead Farm, Greenstead Green, Halstead
Essex CO9 1QY
51.920445 0.648711 Unkown Unkown
Mayfield Farm Bakery Sheering Road, Harlow
Essex CM17 0JP
Tel: 0127 941 1774
51.78778 0.156994 Wed – Sat 08:00 – 16:00 Sun 10:00 – 16:00 Open all year Unkown Unkown
Ingatestone Garden Centre Roman Rd, Ingatestone
Essex CM4 9AU
51.659 0.36526 Roman Road just before the Civic amenities site on the slip road that joins the A12 London Bound. Unkown Unkown
The Estuary 45 Broadway Town Centre, Leigh-on-Sea
Essex SS9 1PA
51.541529 0.655695 Unkown Unkown
Paper Mill Lock Paper Mill Lock, North Hill, Little Baddow
Essex CM3 4BS
51.75089 0.57189 At the bottom of North Hill, Danbury by the Chelmer and Blackwater canal. This is one of the most attractive tea stops we know, which is just as well if you have to cycle up North Hill afterwards. Unkown Yes
The Fig Treet 98 High Street, Maldon
Essex CM9 5PB
Tel: 0162 185 6111
51.731717 0.677188 Tues – Sat 08:30 – 16:00 Sun 10:00 – 16:00 Open all year Unkown Unkown
The Roundbush Public House Roundbush Road, Maldon
Essex CM9 6NN
51.685196 0.682535 Unkown Unkown
The Art House 41 High Street, Maldon
Essex CM9 5PF
Tel: 0162 185 4311
51.731757 0.677242 Mon – Fri 09:00 – 16:00 Sat 08:30 – 17:00 Sun 10:00 – 16:00 Open all year Yes Unkown
Laliy Restaurant & Tea Gardens 9B High Street, Maldon
Essex CM9 5PB
51.731532 0.675362 Unkown Unkown
Harlow Garden Centre Canes Lane (A414), Hastingwood, Near Harlow
Essex CM17 9LD
51.740997 0.138976 Unkown Unkown
Norton Heath Cafe Fingrith Hall Lane, Norton Heath
Essex CM4 0LQ
51.712506 0.315765 Unkown Unkown
LOUs Cafe; Browns Farm Browns Farm, Moreton Rd, Ongar
Essex CM5 0EY
51.730787 0.232379 Halfway between Moreton and Ongar. Nice little cafe, but only open Weekdays No Unkown
Log Cabin Cafe 27 London Road, Abridge, Romford
Essex
51.64988 0.11622 Very small. On the left hand-side in London Road as you leave Abridge in the direction of Loughton/ Chigwell. Unkown No
Stapleford Tawney Airfield 250 Ongar Road (A113), Stapleford Tawney, Romford
Essex RM4 1RD
51.657057 0.155656 In the club house. On the A113 between Passingford Bridge and Abridge. Tea/coffee, toast, bacon sandwichs but not an extensive menu. Unkown Unkown
The Shed Coffee House Ltd The Maltings, Station Rd, Sawbridgeworth
Essex CM21 9JX
51.81302 0.15956 Unkown Yes
Paulette's Bakery 15 St Johns Way, Stanford-Le-Hope
Essex SS17 7LJ
51.524971 0.448507 Unkown Unkown
Dandelion Coffee Shop 20 Mill Road, Stock
Essex CM4 9LJ
Tel: 0127 784 0023
51.663242 0.442791 Small. Mon to Sat 9 am until 4.30 pm No No
Perrywood Garden Centre Coffee Shop Kelvedon Road (B1023), Tiptree
Essex CO5 9SX
51.82319 0.730709 Unkown Unkown
Thames Chase Forest Centre Cafe Pike Lane, Upminster
Greater London RM14 3NS
Tel: 0170 864 2959
51.552308 0.277682 Mon – Sun 10:00-17:00 (Apr-Oct) 10:00-16:00 (Nov-Mar) Open all year Yes Yes
Damyns Hall Aerodrome Aveley Road, Upminster
Greater London RM14 2TN
51.532031 0.249974 Unkown Yes
The Puddledock Cafe St. Marys Lane, Upminster
Essex RM14 3NX
Tel: 01708 229393
51.5600826 0.29436 Open 9am - 5pm Mon to Sat No Yes
Orchard Cafe; Hayes Hill Farm Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey
Essex EN9 2EF
Tel: 0790 900 0315
51.710586 -0.002841 Mon - Sun: 10:00-17:00 Open March - October Yes Unkown
Lee Valley White Water Centre Station Road, Waltham Cross
Herts EN9 1AB
Tel: 0790 900 0315
51.688211 -0.016997 Wed – Sun 10:00-17:00 Open March-October Yes Unkown
Waterfront Cafe 110 Coast Road, West Mersea
Essex CO5 8DX
Tel: 0120 638 6061
51.778247 0.899351 Tues – Sun 08:30-16:00 Open all year Yes Unkown
Anke's Tea and Coffee Lounge 555 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex SS0 9LJ
Tel: 0170 286 4836
51.545302 0.688105 Opening times are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm Yes Unkown
Carlton Transport Cafe Arterial Road A127, Wickford
Essex SS12 9HZ
Tel: 0126 872 7213
51.590421 0.527095 Monday – Friday 08:30-14:30 Saturday 08:30-11:00 No Unkown
Olivers Nurseries Maldon Road, Witham
Essex CM8 3HY
Tel: 07749 269247
51.781947 0.639653 Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 9 am to 5 pm. Sun 10 am to 4 pm Yes Yes
The establishments above were sourced from a number of places, including:
Essex Roads Cafes
cyclinginessexcuppastops
thecakeescape.org.uk
cyclistswelcome.co.uk (Almost exclusively Kent based)
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