A Sweet Lunch
By Danny Schrafel/ email@example.com
Their motto is Come as strangers, leave as friends.
If youre looking for a plum place in Huntington village
for great lunches, its time to make friends with the
Sweet Thyme Café.
One of the newer sandwich shops in town, the Sweet Thyme Café,
at 4 Elm Street in Huntington, opened last year and owners
Jerry Suppa and Michael Fallon have been serving up delectable
and filling offerings for breakfast and lunch ever since.
When you arrive at Sweet Thyme, youre greeted by a bright,
Euro-flavored space, complete with elegant drapery, café-style
seating and mosaic-top round tables. The space, complete with
New Yorks major daily newspapers available for a quick
read, is designed to draw you in and make you stick around
for a while.
I didnt get a chance to swing by for breakfast, but
an espresso bar ($3 for a single cappuccino, $3.75 for a double),
a selection of coffee (starting at $1 for 12 oz.), tea leaves
and an egg and cheese breakfast special make this an attractive
local destination if youre seeking to steer away from
the big chains.
On two lunch visits, I found two gems. I hit the signature
sandwich board ($8) and, tempted by an Oven Gold Turkey Breast
sandwich with Swiss cheese, caramelized onions and garlic
herb mayonnaise on a sliced ciabatta loaf, went for the Tuscan
Chicken Sandwich. Complete with generous portions of grilled
chicken, sliced portabella mushrooms, fresh mozzarella and
sun dried aioli on a sliced ciabatta loaf, it provides great
bang for your dining dollars. The subtle flavors of the grilled
chicken, cheese and mushrooms are showcased by the aioli.
The wraps ($5), however, may be the most attractive item on
the menu if youre looking for hearty portions and great
value. I had ham and Swiss cheese in a wheat wrap, and what
they managed to cram in there was, frankly, awe-inspiring
and ultimately delicious. Eight dressings are available to
kick your sandwich up.
Youve also got hot or cold ham, turkey breast, roast
beef, chicken salad, tuna salad or egg salad sandwiches ($6.25
to start), served with lettuce, tomato, onion and choice of
bread, mayo or dressing as an attractive options, along with
salads and a soup of the day.
The pastries looked just as good. The next time youre
kicking around Huntington village and the lunch craving comes,
give Sweet Thyme a try.
Sweet Thyme Cafe
Cuisine: Sandwiches and pastries with a creative twist
Atmosphere: European street side café, but indoors
Hours: Monday 8 a.m. 3 p.m.,
Tuesday Saturday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.,