Smoothies. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Bagels and cream cheese. Pastries. Ice cream. You name it, Frobie’s Café has it.
In 2014, Dan and Stephanie Themeles of Pelham decided to “take a crazy chance” and open a café at Village Square, 101 Broadway Road, in Dracut. Seven years later, they’ve gone from a shop selling a few items to a menu that rotates with seasonal favorites and new items the staff creates.
“An opportunity became available, and we decided to shift our lives,” says Stephanie, who is a teacher at Methuen High School.
Stephanie, a Tyngsborough native, calls Frobie’s a “café for cravings” that is constantly adding new menu items.
“There’s a lot of trial and error,” says Dan, who grew up in Dracut and manages the cafe.
The Themeleses hold “smoothie parties” whenever a staff member comes up with a new flavor idea.
“The staff come up with recipes, too,” she says. “They really get involved in all aspects, from the ingredients to the pricing. We tell them, ‘Bring me the answer, not just the question.’ They’re learning to participate, not just with the ideas but with the whole protocol.”
Got a craving? Head to Frobie’s. Call ahead at 978-455-7789.