The Hopkinton Gourmet is a locally owned coffee shop/catering business located at 43 Main Street in Hopkinton Massachusetts, 01748. The Hopkinton Gourmet is owned by a transplanted Englishman named David Philips.
David Philips is a wonderful gentleman who took ownership of The Hopkinton Gourmet in January of 2007. David moved into Massachusetts about 16 years ago due to his wife Charlotte being relocated for a position as a teacher.
David moved all the way from Kent England. Prior to coming to the States, he worked for a few 5 star hotels in England running their catering business. Even though he has a degree in accounting, he realized this was one of his passions.
His 1st position here in Massachusetts was for the Swiss Hotel in Boston. From there he took a a few positions in Tyngsboro Massachusetts at Stonehedge, a high end hotel, and The Vespa Country Club, a beautiful golf course. His last job before buying The Hopkinton Gourmet was as a kitchen manager for Whole Foods Market.
David realized that he really wanted his own business. He wanted to be able to do things his way and not be stuck in a corporate environment.
The Hopkinton Gourmet has allowed Philips to achieve one of his dreams. One of the best things about David is his warm personality. He has brought this persona to the Gourmet. One of the 1st things you will notice upon entering this local shop is the fact David knows everybody by name. The Hopkinton Gourmet truly feels like the famous Boston Bar Cheers. Not only does David know your name but he knows what your regularly order. His memory is impeccable.
One Monday morning I sat and watched David greet approximately 15 people by name. It was unbelievable! David says he loves the face to face contact. He says he feels many of his customers are there for the same reasons. His analogy is that it is a lot like walking into the village pub back in England.
David has relied on his wife Charlotte for her decorators touch.On the outside in the warmer months you will find beautiful windows boxes bursting with fresh flowers and a sandwich board advertising "Best Iced Coffee". The interior is inviting with sunny yellow walls and green trim. There are round tables and bar stools overlook the large front window. A hutch displays a collection of tea pots along with a selection of teas and coffees. A small collection of Hopkinton gear for sale and a community bulletin board are proudly displayed. This part of the community feel David has achieved in his short time in Hopkinton.
Besides the popular Red Barn coffee and tea some of the Hopkinton Gourmet specialty's are bagels and muffins, low fat yogurt loaf and pastries including danish, scones, strudel cakes, and cinnamon rolls. For lunch Boars Head deli meats are featured including smoked turkey, ham, roast beef, tuna, chicken salad, veggie, and grilled chicken. There are also salad and soups.
On the catering end of the business you will find your standard hot entrees including lasagna, broccoli and pasta, baked ziti, chicken parmesan, piccata, and marsala. There are also some English favorites including home made sausage rolls, Bread and butter pudding, and sticky pudding.
Dave has a real passion for his business and eventually would like to expand his operation either at the present location or somewhere else in town. The name Fremias Bistero is always a possibility. Fremias comes from his three children's names Francis, Emily, and Mia. I wish Dave Philips well....he is a great person. Stop in and visit the Hopkinton Gourmet - You will quickly discover why it is such a popular Hopkinton MA destination!
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