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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
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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Bellevue, Washington
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had heard good things about this place, and stopped in about 12:30 to get something to go. They had 2 "mains" on the menu, one of which was chicken salad, which sounded quick and easy so I ordered that. Also thought it would be a pretty substantial salad since it was 15 bucks! Wrong! The salad is very small and... More 

Thank Mark9168
Jessica G, Owner at Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen, responded to this review

Mark, Thank you for your honest feedback regarding your recent dining experience. We take these reviews very seriously and intentionally share them with our entire staff in order to turn them into learning opportunities. At Ciao Thyme, we rotate our menu once a month. The first day of a menu launch is usually a very popular day for Ciao Thyme... More 

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I recently visited Ciao Thyme for lunch with a friend. The food here is always good, although a tad on the expensive side, it really is good value for money. Unfortunately they have now developed a tipping policy where they automatically add 20% to the bill and we are told they use the funds to spread the money to all... More 

2 Thank BellinghamBeachbaby
Jessica G, Owner at Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our food and restaurant. Our new policy for service charge is actually 15% for the cafe lunch, and feels to us like a more transparent way of showing what the increased costs are going toward then just a blanket raise in cafe prices. Recent changes in minimum wage, healthcare costs and other employee... More 

Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We continue to eat at Ciao Thyme and we are never disappointed. We eat there once every week. Last week I went to an extra Parm dinner/class...they had two HUGE wheels of Parm they cracked open and dinner was served with parm used in some form for every dish....even the gelato. The dinner was served in their new faciiity....The Commons,... More 

Thank dwannysue
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Best lunch in Bellingham!!! Rotating monthly menu- innovative, fresh and FRIENDLY!!!!! These people care about the food AND the customers!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Champlin Minnesota
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Since moving from Minneapolis to Bellingham recently, we've been visiting local restaurants looking to find our favorites. I've created an online ranking system of all visited so far and this ranks at the top of the list! We visited for lunch and had the falafel and lamb gyro. Both had an explosion of well put together flavors. Both were untraditional... More 

Thank foxml
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I walked by Ciao Thyme here in my hometown of Bellingham, and decided to have an impromptu lunch. I have found my new favorite place!! I had the set piece lunch, fried cod tacos and a chocolate chip cookie bar. Truly scrumptious, the fish taco plate was a generous serving, with flakey cod and fresh mango. The cookie bar was... More 

Thank Charles R
Bellingham, Washington
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I stopped by Ciao Thyme for the first time wanting something different for lunch, I had sampled some of this companies food when they catered a wedding I attended and had very good memories of the food. I ordered a Thai Noodle/Chicken salad. Sweet potato noodles (I didn't know or would have never thought they were made with sweet potatoes... More 

Thank 2foodies4u
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great people , food, and classes. They catered our daughters wedding & they are truly gourmet fine dinning. Very popular lunches, bot way too much olive oil on everything for me!

Thank emilhecht
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is so consistent! An amazing eating experience!!! Great people and really good food! Don't miss out!

1 Thank Laurie D
Redwood City, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This last week I happened across the Caio Thyme website when planning a trip to Bellingham to see family. An upcoming event was their Sunday Supper - Italy. I booked for our group of nine and attended with high expectations. Those expectations were exceeded! The ambiance of the second floor event space is stunning from its arched beam ceiling to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Italian, American, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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