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Ciao Thyme - CLOSED

207 Unity St, 207 Unity St, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98225-4471
+1 360-733-1267
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (57 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“blue corn” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
207 Unity St, 207 Unity St, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98225-4471
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 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 24 April 2018

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 24 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, 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 19 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, responded to this reviewResponded 23 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 27 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 17 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, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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 7 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 6 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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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$125
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Unity St, 207 Unity St, Suite 201, 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
June 1st marked the final day of the Ciao Thyme lunch cafe and current version of the CT2GO program. We have loved serving you in our cafe for the past six years. We’ve made many new friends, seen tons of happy people as they discovered Ciao Thyme, had a wealth of fantastic employees, and produced over 72 unique lunch menus! Whew! We added a CT2GO program that sent meals out for family dinnertime, business events, supper parties, holidays and celebrations. As we begin our 18th year in business, it’s necessary that we reimagine and refocus on our mission to bring great food to Bellingham through events, classes and culinary experiences. We need your help to spread the word that Ciao Thyme is NOT closing—just refocusing. We must change our tack, and we hope that you will sail into the future of Ciao Thyme with us. Please sign up for our mailing list, so you will be the first to know what’s new at Ciao Thyme. Who knows what we will cook up next!
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