Essence of Thyme and Cravings Cafés and Gift Shops

  • Hot, Hearty and Wholesome Soups

  • Cool, Crisp and Healthy Salads

  • Perfectly Toasted Panini and Simply Sensational Sandwiches Bursting with Fresh, Flavorful Ingredients

  • Sinfully Delicious Pastries and Desserts

  • Smooth, Rich Seattle's Best Gourmet Coffee and Teas

We look forward to serving you at one of our 3 locations

Essence of Thyme Cafe & Gift Shop
1174 River Street
Hyde Park, MA 02136 Map

Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am-3:00pm

Cafe Menu

Cravings Cafe & Gift Shop
64 East Pearl Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

Cafe Menu


Let us create the food for your next business meeting or office luncheon.

We offer an attractive selection of platters featuring our delicious sandwiches, wraps and salads for your office party or corporate lunch.  Our desserts platters are a welcome break with coffee and beverages. Wake up your early morning meetings with our eye opening selection of pastries, fresh fruit and coffees. 

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Catering Menu

Read what some of our customers have to say about our special event menu:

"Hyde Park Main Streets worked with Essence of Thyme Cafe & Gift Shop to cater an event... attended by Boston's Mayor Thomas M. Menino and members of the Hyde Park business community. We found ETC to be reliable, flexible and responsive to our needs and requests. They produced food of good quality at a reasonable price. It was a lovely evening and our guests were very impressed with the presentation."
Patrice, Executive Director

Our Cafés serve Delicious Breakfasts and Lunches with a Healthy Serving of Pride

At all of our Cafes, breakfast and lunches are prepared by individuals with disabilities, training in the food service industry. All our fully licensed commercial kitchens are overseen by professional chefs/managers.

Our Gift Shops in Hyde Park and Nashua offer a unique selection of distinctive gifts, some of which are hand-made in partnership by our artisans and trainees.


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