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Michigan Thyme Cafe

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. – Michigan Thyme Café has a menu that caters to all tastes. If you’re in a hurry and need a quick carry-out, it’s the place to go. But if you’re interested in spending a quiet afternoon enjoying a meal and a unique atmosphere, well, Michigan Thyme can serve that up, too.

Owner Janet Oberweis says she likes that kind of variety. “The fact is we have such a variety of things here that there is something of interest for everyone.” Along with the café, there also is a boutique where guests can enjoy shopping.

Oberweis began coming to southwest Michigan just over 20 years ago, fell in love with the area and in 1994 she opened the Gourmet Food Shop. After men’s and women’s clothing were added later, the business became The Shops at Michigan Thyme.

In 1995, Michigan Thyme Café opened as a deli and it has evolved into a café that specializes in serving breakfast all day and catering services for small office parties or boat trips. Oberweis said the breakfast and lunch menu offers fresh seasonal food items, homemade soups, salads and sandwiches.

It also offers an array of espresso and gourmet coffee and tea along with desserts and cookies from its own bakery.

“Our breakfast specialty is eggs Benedict with ham and asparagus and at lunch, it’s our Tarragon chicken salad,” said Oberweis.

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Skip's Restaurant

skips-european-mrkt-adAll-American Fare, All-American Success

With the ever-growing list of restaurants that seem to come and go in the Southwest Michigan area, visitors to Harbor Country shouldn’t overlook or underrate this eatery, known as Skip’s Other Place, housed in an unassuming brick building on Red Arrow Highway just east of New Buffalo.

After 36 years of evolving taste trends, Skip’s Restaurant’s success is no secret to its owners and its long list of loyal customers, who return week after week, month after month and year after year. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you: it’s the food … and the service. And although it takes a dedicated and loyal crew to keep Skip’s in the forefront, it’s the customers who deserve the credit for the restaurant’s nearly four decades of success, insist owners Bret and Rhonda Sobecki.