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Acton Coffee House

Acton Coffee House Acton Coffee House is a family owned café offering a variety of coffee, tea and pastries. We are co Acton Coffee House provides high quality beverages in an inviting setting with skilled and friendly service.

We focus on coffee, but also provide a selection of teas and other drinks. We believe that small pleasures, like a good cup of coffee or tea, are a healthy way to keep oneself happy. Acton Coffee House is committed to selling coffee and tea that are fairly traded and sustainably grown. Our coffee is roasted locally in Massachusetts by a roaster who follows fair trade principles in all his purchase

We focus on coffee, but also provide a selection of teas and other drinks. We believe that small pleasures, like a good cup of coffee or tea, are a healthy way to keep oneself happy. Acton Coffee House is committed to selling coffee and tea that are fairly traded and sustainably grown. Our coffee is roasted locally in Massachusetts by a roaster who follows fair trade principles in all his purchase

Operating as usual

02/24/2022

Due to the predictions of a winter storm, we will be closed Friday, Feb. 25. See you Saturday.

Regrettably, we need to increase prices. This is the first time we will have increased prices across the board. The increase is necessitated by increased costs of pretty much everything from rent to take out cups. As an example, the latter at one point doubled in price and currently -- when we can get them -- cost over 70% more than what we previously had been paying. And speaking of take out cups, it's a good time for a reminder that you can bring your own coffee mug and get a small discount on your cup of coffee. There will be a few exceptions, with no increase, but most items will increase approximately 7.5% in keeping with inflation. The increase is effective March 4.

The mask mandate in Acton has been lifted, effective 2/24. They are therefore optional in the cafe.

We have sweets for Valentine's!
02/12/2022

We have sweets for Valentine's!

02/04/2022

We will close at 3:30 today due to the road conditions. Be safe!

01/30/2022

We are open normal hours today.

In view of the winter storm, we will be closed Saturday, 1/29.  Check here or our website Sunday for updates.
01/28/2022
Acton Coffee House

In view of the winter storm, we will be closed Saturday, 1/29. Check here or our website Sunday for updates.

Acton Coffee House is a family-owned cafe that prides itself on offering high quality coffee that is organic and fairly traded, as well as fine organic teas, and pastries from local bakeries.

01/17/2022

Due to the weather, we will open at 9 this morning. Be safe!

01/15/2022

WE ARE SHORT-STAFFED TODAY!

YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED.

DEPENDING ON HOW BUSY IT IS WE MAY HAVE TO DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

* USE ONLY TAKE OUT CUPS
* SUSPEND POUR OVER COFFEE
* SUSPEND JUICES AND SMOOTHIES

THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

01/07/2022

It seems the snow will make travel hazardous tomorrow, so we will be closed for the morning. We plan tentatively to open at noon, but check back here, our website, or our voicemail for updates. Stay safe!

01/02/2022

Happy New Year! Let's hope the pandemic relents in '22! Meanwhile, we have installed new plexiglass dividers between our tables that are not six feet apart. The mask mandate is in place in Acton. We will continue to monitor the situation and take whatever steps are necessary to protect the health of our customers and staff.

For those of you who may be uncomfortable coming in to the cafe, remember that, while we do not use any of the delivery services (for the simple reason that good coffee will not be good by the time it is delivered), you can order whole bean or ground coffee and many retail items through our website. You can order them to be mailed or to be picked up in the cafe. Just click on the "Shop: Coffee, Tea, More" button on the menu.

12/19/2021

We will close at 3 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and we will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Enjoy the holidays!

11/19/2021

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We will be open normal hours Friday, 11.26. Hope you have a safe, enjoyable holiday!

We are now offering Steeped Coffee Bags from Blk & Bold Coffee.  Steeped coffee is the latest idea in single-serve coffe...
10/17/2021

We are now offering Steeped Coffee Bags from Blk & Bold Coffee. Steeped coffee is the latest idea in single-serve coffee. Some of us take a pass on k-cups and such attempts at quick, single serve coffee. The difference here is that Steeped Coffee company has partnered with specialty coffee roasters to ensure high quality coffee in the bag! So if you need a quick cup at work or home, this is the way to go!

This Saturday, October 16, from noon to 5, the Boston Women's Market will be at West Acton Villageworks, on the lawn nea...
10/14/2021
Acton Coffee House

This Saturday, October 16, from noon to 5, the Boston Women's Market will be at West Acton Villageworks, on the lawn near Twin Seafood. Check the Villageworks website for details . In conjunction with the Women's Market, we will be offering our Ethiopian coffee at 15% off a pound bag! As you may know, Dean's Beans always engages with the coffee farming communities where they get their beans. In the community from which they get their Ethiopian beans, one of their projects has been cervical cancer screening and treatment.

Here's hoping the slow improvement in Covid numbers continues! For some recent data, check the Covid Policies page on our website.

Acton Coffee House is a family-owned cafe that prides itself on offering high quality coffee that is organic and fairly traded, as well as fine organic teas, and pastries from local bakeries.

09/02/2021

We will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 6. Enjoy the day!

We are of course keeping our eye on the new threat from the Delta variant of Covid. Check our website for a policy updat...
08/07/2021
Covid Policies | Acton Coffee House

We are of course keeping our eye on the new threat from the Delta variant of Covid. Check our website for a policy update that includes lots of current data and information: https://www.actoncoffeehouse.com/covid-policies In brief, we are for now sticking to our policy of asking unvaccinated folks to mask up in the cafe and allowing fully vaccinated people to use their judgment about whether to wear a mask inside the cafe. We will of course make changes as necessary to keep our customers and staff safe. You will see some of our baristas wearing masks, others not. They are all fully vaccinated and the choice of whether to wear a mask is theirs.

We are monitoring the impact of the Delta variant and the recommendations of the CDC as well as directives from the Governor.  The CDC recently updated its guidance on masks as follows:

06/27/2021

We will be closed on Independence Day. Happy Fourth!

06/17/2021

Don't forget Dad! Some ideas for Father's Day: a gift card; a pound of his favorite coffee; a travel mug or hydration bottle; an airtight canister for coffee/tea; a set of fine espresso, cappuccino, and latte cups!

We are accelerating our reopening plan, as the state and local numbers are looking good!  Beginning tomorrow, June 14, n...
06/13/2021
COVID Data Tracker

We are accelerating our reopening plan, as the state and local numbers are looking good! Beginning tomorrow, June 14, not only will all the tables and chairs return, but also masks will be optional for fully vaccinated customers. If you want to check the numbers for Middlesex County and Massachusetts, go here and here

CDC’s home for COVID-19 data. Visualizations, graphs, and data in one easy-to-use website.

This Saturday, June 12, is West Acton Spring Fling! Stop by anytime of day!  We, along with other local businesses, will...
06/10/2021

This Saturday, June 12, is West Acton Spring Fling! Stop by anytime of day! We, along with other local businesses, will be contributing a percentage of our day's sales to support the Friends of Gardner Field in their effort to refurbish Gardner Playground.

Congratulations to Stephen C. Fay and Ojo Taiye, winners of the 2021 Acton Coffee House/Silver Unicorn Bookstore Poetry ...
06/04/2021
Poetry | Acton Coffee House

Congratulations to Stephen C. Fay and Ojo Taiye, winners of the 2021 Acton Coffee House/Silver Unicorn Bookstore Poetry Contest! You can read their winning poems, as well as poems by the other finalists, on our website:

We are happy to announce that Stephen C. Fay and Ojo Taiye have won the 2021 Acton Coffee House/Silver Unicorn Bookstore Poetry Contest! As always, the competition is less important than the celebration of the art of poetry, so we sincerely thank all who participated.

Please note:  We will close at 1 P.M. on Memorial Day.As you know, Gov. Baker has lifted all remaining Covid restriction...
05/29/2021
Covid Policies | Acton Coffee House

Please note: We will close at 1 P.M. on Memorial Day.

As you know, Gov. Baker has lifted all remaining Covid restrictions as of May 29. Accordingly, we have developed a phased plan for our return to normalcy. We're going to stick with masks for a bit longer, but you'll start to see changes on Memorial Day. You should also know that all our staff are fully vaccinated. You can see the plan by clicking on "Covid Policies" in the menu on our website: https://www.actoncoffeehouse.com/covid-policies

Here's to slowly getting back to seeing your faces!

Gov. Baker has lifted all remaining Covid restrictions as of May 29th.  Acton Coffee House is responding with the following phased plan:

Check out our new hydration bottles!  We also have new gluten free granola bars.  The combination would be great for tak...
05/18/2021

Check out our new hydration bottles! We also have new gluten free granola bars. The combination would be great for taking to the trails!

05/14/2021

Please note: Although the CDC has changed its recommendation on the use of masks indoors for those who are vaccinated, Governor Baker has stated that the mask requirement remains unchanged for now. This is good sense, since we can't be in the business of verifying your vaccination status while trying to make you a latte!

Vaccinations (and the good weather!) are having a positive effect on our business, however! As a result, the courtesy we offered during past days of covid of taking phone orders must now come to an end. We simply can't keep up with customers in the store and attend to phone orders.

We received many fine poems for our annual National Poetry Month Celebration contest. Look for an announcement of the winner soon!

Mother's Day is next Sunday!  Make your mom a delicious gift bag of Cubze chocolates, coffee, tea or whatever else she m...
05/02/2021

Mother's Day is next Sunday! Make your mom a delicious gift bag of Cubze chocolates, coffee, tea or whatever else she might fancy. She deserves it!

04/30/2021

Today is the deadline for participating in our annual poetry contest!

Submit your entries to the cafe or The Silver Unicorn Bookstore . We'll publish the winner's poems on our website and the poet wins a free coffee, tote bag, and $25 gift cards from both Acton Coffee House and The Silver Unicorn Bookstore!

It didn't happen last year, but we're bringing back our annual poetry contest this year!  Submit your entries to the caf...
04/03/2021

It didn't happen last year, but we're bringing back our annual poetry contest this year! Submit your entries to the cafe or The Silver Unicorn Bookstore by April 30. We'll publish the winner's poems on our website and the poet wins a free coffee, tote bag, and $25 gift cards from both Acton Coffee House and The Silver Unicorn Bookstore!

We will be closed Easter Sunday, 4.4.  Enjoy the holiday.As temperatures increase, we hope you'll remember our drinks th...
03/29/2021

We will be closed Easter Sunday, 4.4. Enjoy the holiday.

As temperatures increase, we hope you'll remember our drinks that are good year-round but even better in warm weather: Nitro Cold Brew, Shakerato, Affogato! Those last two are Italian inventions. Shakerato is espresso over ice shaken to make a nice foam. Affogato is ice cream with espresso poured over (and it's delicious). We use West Side Creamery's fine vanilla for our Affogato.

Valentine's Day is coming!  We've got the chocolates and cookies to go with your flowers!
02/11/2021

Valentine's Day is coming! We've got the chocolates and cookies to go with your flowers!

02/09/2021

More snow! We'll close at 3:30 today for the safety of our young drivers.

02/07/2021

Due to snow and road conditions, we will close at 3:30 today.

02/03/2021
diversity.ucsc.edu

For you tea lovers, we have a very nice, new white tea, White Peony: Delicately flavored with a bright, fresh taste free from grassy or bitter overtone.

It's Black History Month! Here are a couple of timelines: https://diversity.ucsc.edu/news-events/news/images/blackhistory.pdf and https://ourblackancestry.com/facts.php?sid=1

A timeline involves choice and there are many others with more or less info online.

01/09/2021

For those who don't follow the governor's Covid updates with bated breath, please be aware that changes were made to the Reopening regulations in December. You will see that our safety signage has been revised accordingly.

Here are the changes:

At the indoor seating, only remove your mask for actual eating or drinking.

No more than 6 people waiting inside the cafe. Have one person in your party place the order for all when possible.

The wait-in-line spot just inside the entrance should no longer be used.

Thanks for your cooperation. We're going to get through this!

We will close at 3 PM on Christmas and New Year's Eve, and we will be closed Christmas and New Year's Day.  Happy Holida...
12/22/2020

We will close at 3 PM on Christmas and New Year's Eve, and we will be closed Christmas and New Year's Day. Happy Holidays!

Still time to make your own gift bag of coffee, tea, Happy Chocolatier Cubze, coffee cups, a french press--whatever you like and we'll wrap it up prettily for you and take 10% off any gift bag of at least $25. This can be done in the cafe or via our online store.

Unless the weather forecast is way off, we will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, 12/17.  Check here or on our website www.a...
12/16/2020

Unless the weather forecast is way off, we will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, 12/17. Check here or on our website www.actoncoffeehouse.com or our voice message for any updates. See you Friday.

Remember you can make your own gift bag of coffee, tea, Cubze, coffee cups--whatever you like and we'll wrap it up prettily for you and take 10% off any gift bag of at least $25.

We have new Roasting Marshmallows -- gingerbread and peppermint! We also have new travel tumblers in, in many colors.

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day but will be open normal hours Wednesday and Friday.  Enjoy a safe Thanksgiving!Speaki...
11/23/2020

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day but will be open normal hours Wednesday and Friday. Enjoy a safe Thanksgiving!

Speaking of holidays, you can make your own gift bag of coffee, tea, Cubze, coffee cups -- whatever you like and we'll wrap it up prettily for you and take 10% off any gift bag of at least $25.

Address

525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 5pm
Thursday 6:30am - 5pm
Friday 6:30am - 5pm
Saturday 7am - 5pm
Sunday 7:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(978) 263-3700

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Just arrived to get coffee and a pastry with a friend, but the line was 6 deep and no place to sit. Five tables were taken by individuals on laptops or iPads! Frustrating.
The new credit card reader doesn't work with my credit card. Never had a problem with the older reader. Are there plans to get a chip reader or a more reliable card reader?
ARLINGTON FILMMAKER & COMPOSER to SCREEN IN ACTON The Arlington International Film Festival invites you to a screening of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive by local award-winning filmmaker Eric Stange Thursday, April 12, 7 PM The Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Mass Ave, West Acton Trailer https://vimeo.com/182142111 Director Eric Stange will be present for Q&A. Produced by Spy Pond Productions Music composed by John Kusiak Tickets fgtiv.com/tickets https://www.aiffest.org/new-blog/ Sponsors: The Gallery at Villageworks - Fugitive Production - Acton Real Estate - Acton Coffee House
Would you consider limiting laptop users during peak times or creating a separate laptop area? Last weekend my husband and I came in just before the children's performer upstairs started ( which we didn't know about it until we arrived) and the shop was packed. There were 3 customers sitting at tables working at laptops and no place to sit for about 10 minutes. Very frustrating to see people camped out. In the past, when there was no seating, we would go upstairs and sit there, but now that is not an option. Some coffee shops ban laptops which boosts revenue.
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