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“THE BEST place to eat in Bellingham by far!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen

Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen
Ranked #8 of 432 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Flora
Transit: We are just 2 blocks from the downtown transit station
Description: 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.
Bellingham, Washington
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“THE BEST place to eat in Bellingham by far!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you are looking for a great place to eat in Bellingham THIS IS IT! They recently opened for lunch, and like everything they do it is fantastic. The menu changes regularly, and each creation is better than the last.

Do yourself a favor and take the time out of your day to ear here. You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DocWard
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Date | Rating
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English first
Ojai, California, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique Amazing Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We moved away from Bham for a few years and somehow missed the opening of this amazing lunch venue in the arts district. Luckily a friend told us about it and we had our first gourmet meal there last week. This place must be experienced to be understood. I question anyone who would rate it less than an excellent overall dining experience. We plan to bring anyone new to town here to show off some of the best food this town has to offer.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rachel W
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Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“lacked something”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

The food was good , but I felt the people in there were almost trying too hard to make you like it. Myself and 2 friends met for lunch. We kind of felt uncomfortable as someone was always asking us how we liked everything............enough already.We came to catch up with each other.

Quit trying so hard.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Linda P
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Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cute and delicious little cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Awesome food that is all locally sourced and seasonal You can tell there are some serious cooks in the kitchen at this place! Not cheap but so worth the quality of the meal. A must try for a special luncheon!

Visited November 2012
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Thank Billy S
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Bellingham, Washington
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent Knife Skills Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

I had a great evening in my knife skills class taught by Mateo. He was clear in his direction and really entertaining. We finished up with the most amazing spread from our hard work. The ingredients that he used were really top notch and his personality made it more of a show than a chore.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stacy Z
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