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Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen

207 Unity St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4471
+1 360-733-1267
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (57 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“beef burgundy” (2 reviews)
Italian, American, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 Unity St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4471
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best food in Bellingham. Everything is locally sourced and as fresh as possible. Ciao Thyme is open for lunch with many gluten free and non-dairy options. They are also famous for their community dinners and cooking classes. The Incognito Dinner is a favorite....More

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

YUMMMY! Everything is fresh and handled with such care. The menu rotates with the seasons, majority of the food coming from local farms. The chefs are always being creative and doing things the hard way to make it taste better. Every time I go I...More

Thank Megan L
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Over the years, we've watched Ciao Thyme grow and develop into the best eatery and food school in the whole area...including Seattle. A labor of skill, sensibility--and, yes, love--this place, this food is an affordable treasure!

Thank tenashi
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We experienced really great food at Ciao Thyme. So many different pizzas - Gorgonzola and pear, corn grits crust (gluten free) - and a number of craft beers on tap. The ambience is casual and pleasant with just the right level of music. The pizzas...More

Thank William S
Jessica G, Owner at Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Ciao William, We so appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide diverse menus made up of fresh, local and hand-crafted offerings served with care in the comfort of an aesthetic, yet casual environment. Thanks for valuing the same. We look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

A food-knowledgeable friend suggested Ciao Thyme but on entering I was underwhelmed: you come in through their deli department with food-to-go coolers and a small table. Huh? Well, it's just where you order. I ordered the tapas plate and glass of wine (a reasonable $15...More

Thank ASASG_7
Jessica G, Owner at Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughtful critique. Our lunch menus change monthly, but we are always hoping to deliver flavor-forward, beautifully presented food in a warm atmosphere. It sounds like we succeeded in this for you, and we are thrilled! I...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

The restaurant was nearly empty today when we visited. The food was delicious, though a bit different than expected. I had Thai Tofu Salad. It was fresh and flavorful, but I had expected some level of spice. It had a light vinaigrette. Service was friendly...More

Thank Claudia E
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Driving between Seattle and Whistler, I have often stopped in "midway" in Bellingham. Too often, it has been in a disappointing restaurant that offers more in water views than quality food or service. Yet another Internet search at a rest stop for Bellingham. "Ciao Thyme"...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

In town for a meeting. My group used their upstairs for a meeting space. Room was perfect. Food and service amazing. Also served us a 5 course dinner one night. Food was incredible, service was perfect. I understand it's a great spot for lunch too....it...More

Thank Michael S
Jessica G, Owner at Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words, Michael! We enjoyed hosting your group over the three days and hope you got a little "taste" of Bellingham.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Menu is very limited but excellent. Only the freshest ingredients are used. The meatballs over polenta was very satisfying and tasty. What made it more interesting was the peppers served with it that had just a touch of heat. The chicken tagine is not traditional...More

Thank Chiili
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I guess this is a big deal for some peopl but I found it very boring. Small portions and no flavor. I felt like I was served sticks and twigs. IF THIS IS WHAT FARM FRESH IS ABOUT i WILL PASS

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Questions & Answers
1 March 2016|
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Response from TomnLindaAustin_TX | Reviewed this property |
They are open for lunch Tuesday through Friday. You can check their calendar for when they have special dinners which frequently sell out.
30 December 2015|
Response from Jessica G |
Ciao Heidi, We change our cafe lunch menu monthly. You can find our current menu on our website, under the cafe link. Our website also has as schedule of upcoming classes and dinner events--which you can register for... More
15 September 2015|
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Response from Jessica G | Property representative |
Ciao, Yes, we do offer private events in our space! We can seat 48 folks in our dining room currently and we are expanding soon! By around March 2016 we will have a 100-seat event venue upstairs for weddings and events... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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