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Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen

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207 Unity St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4471 (Formerly Ciao Thyme) (Flora)
+1 360-733-1267
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came for a birthday party, so we were quite a crowd. The menu is abridged - only three mains and four starters. One orders in a tiny room that also has many organic cooking ingredients and things. Once you've placed your order and picked up your drinks and silverware, you head into the dining room. The kitchen is right... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been to Ciao Thyme for lunch on a previous trip to Bellingham and really loved a Pork Bahn Mi they served. This time I went to one of their "Incognito Dinners". These dinners offer a 7-course seasonal meal (the actual menu is only revealed at meal time) of locally grown produce to 30-35 guests. I was there in... More 

Thank Sequoia16
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were visiting our nephew and his boyfriend in Bellingham and they took us to this sweet spot for lunch. Very creative menu using what's in season locally. The chicken saffron curry, vegetarian saffron curry, fried brussels sprouts & kalletes, apple and bitter greens flank steak salad and white bean squash gratin are all very tasty. We ordered almost everything... More 

1 Thank coco-nut59
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Small portions, staff/owners not friendly. Food was so-so. Too high priced for portions. Don'the waste your time in money!

Thank connie s
Jessica G, Owner at Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Connie, We sincerely apologize for your unfavorable experience with us. We are so sorry we didn't make you feel welcomed! We hope you will offer us more detailed feedback as to what you ordered and how you felt the service was poor and/or unfriendly. We take these reviews seriously and use them as opportunities for improvement and growth as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I eat at Ciao thyme as often as I can...but this time had their beet soup and it was over the top incredible. Always love their menu and whole experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

what a great spot! walking in, i was a little confused about how to order but quickly figured it out. my food was exceptional. the brussel sprouts a must. locally sourced and organic. a very chill vibe but the food and service was on point.

Thank Charisse H
Surrey, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Interesting and tasty vegetarian food. Worth a visit. I will be going back. Small. Outdoor seating weather permitting.

Thank thisguysthelimt
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My friends and I have been going once a week ever since they opened...food always topnotch. The whole staff works together so well. From month to month the menu changes with unique choices....things we never expect but exceptional in taste, presentation and creativity. Nothing humdrum here!! You would have to go to Seattle or Vancouver BC to have this experience.... More 

Thank dwannysue
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Unfortunately, they aren't open all the usual hours. Check and make sure they're open before you go. The food is definitely upscale. Beautifully prepared, unusual menu and very interesting environment. They are known for catering as well. Not inexpensive, but not outrageous.

Thank Raphael E
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a good place to bring a friend for a birthday lunch, as the atmosphere is different and pretty, the menu items are inventive and the food is delicious.

Thank G3292AYjanep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, American, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Unity St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4471 (Formerly Ciao Thyme)
  • Public Transportation: We are just 2 blocks from the downtown transit station
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-733-1267
We plan to greet you with a warm smile and the aromas of delicious soups, sandwiches, and freshly baked treats. You place your order in the cafe and then find a seat in the dining room or outside under the umbrellas. You strike up a friendly conversation with the person next to you. When you leave, you feel nourished--body and soul recharged for the continuation of your day.The menu will change with the farm produce of the seasons, approximately every two weeks, and we always have some gluten-free and vegetarian options too. There is no pretense in this space, just high quality ingredients prepared with care and delivered with love. Folks come knowing they can trust that the food that is prepared here will be sourced responsibly. They know that by choosing Ciao Thyme Cafe, their dining dollars will go farther in this community to support local families, local farmers, and other small businesses in Bellingham--keeping our community thriving.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?