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FlipSide Coffee opens in Thomaston

By Christine Simmonds | Dec 13, 2019
Photo by: Christine Simmonds Neal DeYoung, sons Jack and Emmett, and owner Amanda Gaudet are excited about the opening of FlipSide Coffee in Thomaston.

Thomaston — FlipSide Coffee, located at 189 Main Street in Thomaston, had its grand opening Dec. 13 at 7 a.m.

Owner Amanda Gaudet and her husband Neal DeYoung moved to Thomaston from Boston in 2018 with the idea of opening their own business to focus more on their two sons, Jack and Emmett. Jack is almost two years old and Emmett is three and a half.

Gaudet and DeYoung said they have had great experience meeting the locals in Thomaston since moving here. They are excited to have the rare opportunity to live and work in their community.

The couple has been renovating their home in Thomaston, and used reclaimed materials from the house to make the counter for FlipSide.

Gaudet wanted the cafe to be family friendly, which is why they have a kids’ corner with books, toys and a play kitchen. Gaudet stated she wants parents to feel comfortable in FlipSide while they enjoy what may be a “much needed coffee.”

The space was originally a bank, and still has a large safe inside the cafe. The drive-thru window for the bank is in the cafe’s kitchen.

Gaudet received approval from the Thomaston Planning Board to open the cafe/coffee shop at their Nov. 19 meeting.

FlipSide Coffee features coffee and espresso from Greentree Coffee in Lincolnville, as well as other beverages. They currently sell breakfast and baked goods made in-house, and some lunch offerings. Gaudet said they will eventually have daily lunch specials and soups and sandwiches as well. They hope to offer an outdoor seating space in the summer.

FlipSide Coffee is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

From left: Arlene Gaudet, Jack DeYoung and Emmett DeYoung in the kids' corner at FlipSide Coffee in Thomaston. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Emmett DeYoung offers a coffee at the play kitchen in FlipSide Coffee in Thomaston. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Amanda Gaudet and Neal DeYoung help their first customer at FlipSide Coffee in Thomason. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: Joanne Lee Richards | Dec 13, 2019 17:46

Welcome to Thomaston! May your business thrive!

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