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Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen

207 Unity St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4471
+1 360-733-1267
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (53 reviews)
“beef burgundy” (2 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
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Italian, American, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 Unity St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4471
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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

1  Thank bird1348
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My first time at Ciao Thyme a few months ago was not stellar, but I have been back 3 times since and it is clear that I must have caught them on a bad day. The food and service have been exceptional each of my...More

1  Thank Mark9168
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The food here is SO good EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. You can tell they put a lot of thought, time, and passion into their seasonal menus. The staff is friendly and professional. This is a sit down, slow food eatery worth every penny.

Thank MacFam3
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We've eaten at Ciao Thyme during three separate visits to Bellingham and will no longer stop in Bellingham without eating here. The menu is small, but we've always found selections that interest us, and we've never been disappointed. Recipes appear to be thoughtfully planned and...More

Thank Maxine S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Mark9168
Jessica G, Owner at Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

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...More

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...More

3  Thank BellinghamBeachbaby
Jessica G, Owner at Ciao Thyme In The Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank dwannysue
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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
US$15 - US$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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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