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1255 Wellington St W
Ottawa, ON  K1Y 3A6

(613) 722-0093

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Ottawa Magazine
November 02, 2011

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4 star rating
New Year's Eve dinner done right
January 07, 2014

We two couples decided on a New Year's dinner at home when we saw the menu offerings at Thyme and Again. Having enjoyed their special Valentine's Day dinners in past, we had no hesitation in recommending their New Year's Eve menu to our friends - and we weren't disappointed.
The three course dinners offered tasty little extras, fresh baguette and... more

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4 star rating
My favourite spot for breakfast
November 17, 2013

The scones come highly recommended and they give free refills of coffee. A great place to greet the morning.

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Awesome Catering for my Wedding!
October 28, 2013

When trying to think of words to use to describe the service and food provided by Thyme & Again at my wedding this past weekend at the museum of Nature there is only one that comes to mind..... AMAZING! They handled everything perfectly from start to finish. Every aspect of the service went off without a hitch. Our wedding required a good deal of room changes and set-up between ceremony,... more

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4 star rating
Great food - just get organized
October 09, 2013

Food is great and have never been disappointed; but honestly guys get it together in the kitchen - have the patrons pay first so their lunch does not get cold trying to cross over from one counter to another and then good luck finding a clean table.
Surprises me that for professional caterers you have not figured out how to... more

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4 star rating
Excellent lunch
October 08, 2013

Great lunchtime fare of sandwiches, soup or salad. Tea and desert were a treat too. Good latte. Large selection of cakes and pies to choose from. Not our first time eating here and we always enjoy the food. Also have tried the take home meals on days when we haven't the time to cook. Everything we have tried has been... more

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4 star rating
Great
September 10, 2013

This was not my first nor my last time at Thyme and Again.
The experience I had was down right amazing. The staff were courteous (a few were a bit busy but once they finished with their task/customer made eye contact and smiled at me, always asking if I was served), the food was delicious (a bit on the higher... more

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4 star rating
Expensive and poor customer service
August 27, 2013

We tried to dine here a few days ago but the customer service was so poor that we had to leave. There was a mis-communication with our order (which was high priced) not to mention all the staring and the customer service manager who did not speak to us but instead ask the rude staff member what was happening and... more

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Horrible place
August 26, 2013

My daughter and I tried to dine in this Cafe 3 days ago but the staff was rude, disrespectful and tried to sell me an entire key lime pie even though I asked for just a slice. My family and I will never return here. There are plenty of other places to eat on Wellington Street.

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Fabulous, except....
August 16, 2013

My daughter and I have been patrons of Thyme & Again for many years. They catered my sister's wedding. We routinely order their cakes for celebrations. And we've tried so many items on the menu that I really feel I can give a thorough, experienced review of this establishment.So here's the dirt: I love this place ... except for the hot entrees.I love their soup. Sometimes it can be a little bit... more

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Heaven... I'm in Heaven!
August 15, 2013

I've had their desserts twice now.. Once because a wonderful lady brought them to me home as a wonderful hostess gift and the second time because I just had to have those a,axing squares again! I'm ashamed to admit how many of those gigantic calorie-full desserts I've eaten in a day!

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Good for quick bite or dessert take out
August 01, 2013

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Went here for lunch a few days ago with my mother. It was fairly busy but they got through people quickly so there wasn't much wait. Some of the employees were quite friendly while others seemed distant due to the volume of customers.

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Not always fresh!
July 30, 2013

I have bought lunch at Thyme & Again several times since moving to the neighbourhood, and about half the time when I get to the cash and take a closer look at what was served to me at the counter before paying for it, it is old. Wilted lettuce, translucent fruit, nasty salad dressing... On top of that your sandwich is always served to you with bare hands that squish down the bread as they wrap... more

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Mobile review
July 20, 2013

The food has been ok but unfortunately the service has taken a significant turn. I can't comprehend a scenario where the staff, on a Sunday morning at 10:04AM, with absolutely no one in the store, tell my wife that her order of six sandwiches should have been called in ahead as a large order. Note: the sandwiches are pre-made and took all of one minute to pull from the fridge. The tone was smug... more

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Very Good
July 01, 2013

Thyme & Again is an excellent spot for a sandwich, coffee, and good conversation. All of the sanwicches i've had have been delicious and the deserts...what can I say...Sooo good. Would definitely recommend.

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Watered down soup
June 10, 2013

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Watered down soup is my number one pet peeve. It is really hit or miss. Usually in the evening the staff have it watered down so much that it is a waste of money to purchase it. I understand days are long but I am paying for the soup...not having enough to last the day is not my problem. I expect fresh food.

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So cute!
June 07, 2013

Delicious food. The pickles and the coffee are fantastic. Sara is the friendliest food server EVER! The atmosphere of this place is very welcoming. A definite weekend favourite.

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4 star rating
Nice cafe
May 27, 2013

I was there with friends enjoying an afternoon tea. The cakes were so pretty looking, and the price was reasonable (not the cheapest). By the way, the cakes tasted very good also.
For those who were not there before, there was a lot more seating area upstairs. Downstairs were very busy, but upstairs were nice and quiet.

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4 star rating
Excellent food and location
March 25, 2013

I stopped by for lunch one afternoon and had a chicken sandwich with a cup of butternut squash soup- both items were delicious! The staff were very courteous and friendly. I had some dietary questions- they went above and beyond by preparing my sandwich on gluten free bread.
I also picked up some frozen savouries, a cheesecake and some local... more

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4 star rating
Don't go here if you value your blood pressure
February 28, 2013

I've been three times: I am well-off financially and extremely well educated and was treated by the counter staff like some wino who'd just wandered in off the street. Never again!

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4 star rating
Excellent Lunch
February 01, 2013

We had lunch here on the recommendation of friends. I had a chicken sandwhich and salad. My wife had a beet and apple soup with her sandwich. We both enjoyed the food immensely. Cost of the food was reasonable. I also bought a loaf of bread from their bakery which has turned out to be delicious. You have to park... more

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4 star rating
Yum!!! Must go back sooner
January 29, 2013

Everytime i've gone its been MARVELLOUS! Everything is well seasoned and completely delicious! Wonderful for lunch with soup and sandwiches! Great for snack with their baked goods counter and everything is treat! And you can always buy things to bring home too! Mmmmm... wish i lived closer, but its a good thing i don't or id be broke!

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4 star rating
Stale food, poor service and overpriced
January 12, 2013

This place used to be good. Now it is more of a factory offering the same selections. The bread was stale, the soup cold, the service indifferent and the prices were way too high. They are riding on their earlier glory but there are FAR better places to eat then this place.

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4 star rating
Good Food
January 09, 2013

they have home made good food and healthy eating, bake goods and sandwich and salads and they also sell homemade sauces, bread etc... more

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4 star rating
Good foods
December 28, 2012

Very much the homemade type of cuisine for take out, some eat in and coffee. Worth stopping by when in the Westboro neighbourhood

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4 star rating
Best for tea and scones
December 28, 2012

Monday to Friday scones have currents and are fresh and warm. A scone and tea for 2 is less than $10. Great deal.

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4 star rating
December 24, 2012

Their food is definitely overated and mediocre at best. The only thing i recommend is the soups which are very good. Don't even bother with the sandwhiches which are a joke, only bread and skimpy portion of filling..no sauce, no veggies, no thanks. The desserts in the other hand are not bad at all. The people in the cashier are always super friendly, not the ones serving food though. I would go... more

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4 star rating
Like the bakery but not so much the meals
November 18, 2012

I often stop here to pick up cakes or bread but I have not had any luck with the take-out meals. The sandwiches are good although a little pricey but the other items available for take-out, like the precooked chicken or salmon are not nearly as tasty and I have been disappointed in the past. Nice ambiance however if you... more

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4 star rating
great flourless chocolate cake, great catering
November 14, 2012

one of the best catering in the city. they catered my friend's birthday party and the food was innovative and fresh. i brought the chocolate cake...amazingly rich and gluten free

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4 star rating
Unique, fresh and tasty
November 10, 2012

Lovely place for a quiet discussion. Can become overpopulated & parking is difficult to find. Prices for a healthy lunch are satisfactory. Even a simple coffee or tea feels like a special occassion.

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4 star rating
My favourite joint for sandwiches and desserts
November 08, 2012

I often come here for sandwiches and cakes on weekends. Love the variety and quality of breads. The must try desserts/snacks: key-lime pie, brownie and almond biscotti.

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4 star rating
Catering Par Excellence
November 04, 2012

Recently at a party--catering by Thyme& Again. Food was fantastic presentation and taste. Moroccan meatballs were outstanding

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4 star rating
over rated and disappointing
October 27, 2012

Environment is pleasant. Scones are excellent.
Other food o.k. Desserts are much too expensive for quality.Butter tart is made of dough and very little filing.
Do not go for expresso coffee. Machine, and staff have no idea what ristretto expresso, short or long expresso are all the same. Maybe training staff would be a good idea. Making and serving expresso... more

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4 star rating
wasn't blown away
September 09, 2012

There must be something as the place was packed but my lunch was mediocre. If it had been quieter, the lovely light and space would be a great place to work. Food looked fresh and delicious - would be worth another try.

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4 star rating
excellent cakes
September 03, 2012

We buy cakes here quire regularly - this is one of the better dessert bakeries around (I can't stand grocery store cakes with their lard-filled icings). The lemon cake is wonderful, and their chocolate pecan pies are to die for.

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4 star rating
Over rated
August 27, 2012

Decent food, but way way over priced and over rated. I will admit they have original gift choices, but still way too expensive for what they offer.

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4 star rating
Catering to refined tastes
August 04, 2012

An excellent selection of take-out with a few tables if you want to eat in - this caterer has offered high-end clients both superb food and outstanding service for several years - a reliable and interesting place to pick up main, supplemental or dessert courses when suddenly needed or just to add interest to a routine meal at home; also... more

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4 star rating
Cute
July 09, 2012

It's a cute little spot with delicious home made food, to eat there or bring home. We had a coffee and deserts and it was great. There isn't much room to sit inside though. It gets very busy - that's how good it is!

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4 star rating
Nice place for lunch
June 27, 2012

In newly trendy Wellington West village (ok they are ALMOST IN HINTONBURG) great s/w, salads and desserts to die for.

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Great Cakes
June 24, 2012

We've had a few different cakes from Thyme & Again for parties and they have been a real hit! All of the cakes we have ordered from here has been delicious and very pretty looking. I'll definitely be buying more cakes from Thyme & Again.

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4 star rating
June 05, 2012

I dropped by Thyme and Again yesterday after reading these reviews. I'd been years ago it was a super quick stop for a coffee and I didn't get the full experience.

This may have been the best idea I've had all week. Not only did I get to enjoy the wonderful Wellington Village atmosphere from their patio with my bff, I had the best iced chai of my life and an absolutely scrumptious rhubarb... more

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4 star rating
Favourite sit in, take out and lovely baked goods
May 27, 2012

This charming place has good food, reasonable prices for the quality and is the mainstay of many "too tired to cook" family meals. There are soups, salads, mains, appetizers and great baked goods that are fresh and many flash frozen for trips to the cottage. Art-is-in bread is also available at this location. I personally recommend the Chocolate poppyseed grandmarnier... more

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Disappointing
May 11, 2012

I was quite disappointed with Thyme & Again. I dropped in for lunch and ordered two servings of the filet mignon with sesame sauce and a side for each: parsnips and carrots and basmati rice. It took approximately 15 minutes while I waited at the counter for the waitress to retrieve the filet, sauce and side from the fridge, plate it, and warm it up in the microwave (yup you heard right !). The... more

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4 star rating
Always Fresh Always Tasty
April 22, 2012

Amazing soups and sandwiches and other tasty entrees - incredible desserts (for Ottawa). Thyme and Again puts on an incredibly tasty lunch with great coffee options for 10-20$. They have a small eat in area, appropriate for small groups. They also do a great catering service, although expensive.

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4 star rating
English toffee pudding
April 01, 2012

Great smoked salmon sandwiches and I always drop by to pick up the English toffee pudding. It's the best. Go and try it.

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4 star rating
Always good value for money
March 30, 2012

Consistently good quality, service and value for money. Nice atmosphere in the cafe downstairs but a bit lacking in vibe upstairs in the gallery section, but nice and quiet if you wan to get away from the hustle and bustle downstairs. Always popular but prompt service keeps things moving along. Also a great opportunity for some impulse buys...perfect for hostess... more

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Gluten-Free Ghetto
March 27, 2012

I treated myself to a Florentine and couldn’t have been happier. It was crunchy and caramelly, with a delicate... more

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4 star rating
Great Casual Dining and Take-Out
March 13, 2012

I have been dining here for over ten years, both solo, and with others, because I enjoy their soup and salad lunches, all made on the premises, and beautifully prepared. The quality of everything they serve is superb. The atmosphere is pleasant and sharing tables is frequently required because the dining area is small. If you're looking for privacy, this... more

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Mobile review
March 07, 2012

Fantastic egg salad sandwich - especially on the potato dill bread. The desserts are totally YUM, although they could be a bit more generous with the lemon in their lemon square.

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4 star rating
Excellent
February 14, 2012

Love to go into this little bistro and enjoy their homemade sandwich, soup and of course their desserts

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4 star rating
Cakes are Ab Fab
January 29, 2012

When a group I belong to has birthday parties, one of the members often brings cakes and tarts from Th&Ag. They are unfailingly rich and delicious and a complete treat for the party honoree and everyone else.

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4 star rating
Not really worth the hassle
January 25, 2012

I have been a patron of Thyme and Again since its beginnings in Hintonburg, but now really only go there when I can find nothing else in the neighbourhood. Occasionally, there will be some stellar item (well I remember the passion fruit sweet potato salad of several years ago), but overall the food is nothing special and the staff always... more

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4 star rating
highly adictive
January 21, 2012

Best chai lattes in the world! yummy macaroons and fantastic sandwiches.

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4 star rating
Wonderful place for breakfast
January 04, 2012

They do a great job of their baking and the selection of lunchtime foods is impressive. A bit on the pricey side for what you get but good quality,

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4 star rating
Some gluten free baked goods and catering available
December 28, 2011

Usually have a couple of gluten free baked goodies available (a very rich chocolate cake, addictive almond chocolate chip scones, double chocolate cookies).

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4 star rating
Catering, lunch, takeaway, coffee and a treat, gifts....what more could you ask for
December 18, 2011

This fabulous west-end catering shop in a favourite with people city-wide. Come for lunch, take-away dinner and order the food for your next party. This is worth a special trip!

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4 star rating
Want to treat yourself
November 27, 2011

At any time of day, you can find a tempting meal or dessert. Eat in, take out or catered ... this restaurant delivers. But come early at lunch or you will wait - this place really bustles.

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4 star rating
A hive of activity with good food at centre stage
November 05, 2011

I have experienced all aspects of Thyme and Again's offerings: catering, coffee and dessert, and take home food. It's all really good - I especially LOVE the tourtieres. We have a 'tourtiere-off' on Christmas Eve with friends and Thyme and Again tourtieres consistently beat out places like les Fougeres and Red Apron.
The hors d'oeuvres are delicious and artistically presented.... more

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4 star rating
You pay a premium, but you are getting premium goods
October 26, 2011

When I lived in Ottawa, I would frequent Thyme and Again. I was always impressed by the quality of the ingredients and the taste of their food. You are definitely paying for this luxury, but it is worth to give a go as a treat. The food is somewhat adventurous, so its not for the meat and potatoes type of... more

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4 star rating
October 09, 2011

Ordered thanksgiving dinner from here. Everything from the turkey confit to the pear gravy to the pumpkin cheesecake was outstanding. Highly highly recommend for a take home catered meal.

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4 star rating
How Hard Is It to Get Soup and a Sandwich
July 24, 2011

I too am a local and have frequented this place a few times but have found, like all businesses nowadays, it can have some of the worst service imaginable. A simple "I'll be with you in a moment" can go along way but instead the usual reaction is to just ignore those in line. I their defense, the staff never... more

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Good Stuff to Go
July 19, 2011

I picked up a sandwich and a fruit salad for dinner yesterday for about $12. It was more expensive than heading to other fast-food options in the neighbourhood but well worth it. I was pleasantly surprised with the selection at 6:30pm and the prompt service.

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Sheltered Girl Meets World
May 04, 2011

...everything Thyme & Again had to offer looked amazing.

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Mobile review
March 22, 2011

A decent place for a simple lunch. But when it comes to catering large events (such as my wedding) these guys get 5 stars. Delicious food, impeccable service, miraculous delivery of perfectly cooked food to over 100 guests (including gelato that they managed to serve in tact despite 32c heat). Highly recommend.

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4 star rating
December 13, 2010

Love the food. Personal favorites include Coconut cake and cheddar short bread cookies. Yum.

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4 star rating
December 04, 2010

Went for cake and tea / coffee. Epic cakes.

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4 star rating
November 19, 2010

I first heard about Thyme & Again from a professor of mine that brought cookies to class. Their chocolate and pecan cookies are very good, but their sour cherry Linzer cookies are, to this day, my absolute favourite. I have never had a Linzer cookie as good as theirs! They are baked fresh, never too sweet or burnt. Along with cookies, cakes, tarts, and other desserts, they also have a selection... more

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4 star rating
November 12, 2010

I have always been tempted to go into Thyme and Again by the waft of a ginger cookie smell that is always there when I walk by. I wasn't disappointed when I went in and saw their selection of baking. Once I saw the zuchini walnut cookies, I forgot about ginger...I love anything with zucchini!

I also picked up a loaf of their oat and honey organic sourdough bread, which proved to be delicious... more

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4 star rating
I have found this establishment very
October 08, 2010

I have found this establishment very dirty. Unfortunately the food lacked flavour.

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4 star rating
Food is overpriced and not that good
August 12, 2010

based on the reviews I was expecting something else, but the food for take away was really dissapointing, maybe its great when you dine there, but for take away, the sandwhich was dried,old and with almost nothing inside, just a tiny piece of salmon and cream, it was almost just a bun. The soup was actually tasty but not better... more

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4 star rating
Speaking as a local, I like Thyme and
May 03, 2010

Speaking as a local, I like Thyme and Again for their sandwiches and quesadillas, so their lunches. And little else. Their takeaway is uninspirinf and their catering is way overpriced. Go for lunch, but don't take the whole kitchen home with you.

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Good location, not so good food
April 26, 2010

Quaint coffee/tea shop offering a selection of fresh baked goods and other light meals such as sandwiches and salads.

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4 star rating
Beaitful! Enjoyed it so much
April 14, 2010

What a charming place for a nice lunch! We enjoyed a nice soup, sandwich, salad, scones and tea at Thyme and Again! It was a beautiful little place, very charming deco. The location was very nice: after the great meal, there was a whole bunch of stores and boutiques all along the street. We however had a very difficult time... more

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4 star rating
Great place to stop for a quick lunch
February 07, 2010

My wife, baby boy and I were on Wellington for a baby sale, and we were hungry. We had been on Wellington a couple weeks before for supper at the Wellington Gastropub and we noticed a bunch of new restaurants to try. So we took a walk down Wellington and found Thyme & Again. Well it was great and the... more

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4 star rating
Thyme & Again catered the rehearsal party for our wedding. It was excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it
September 29, 2009

Thyme & Again catered the rehearsal party for our wedding. It was excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The food and the service were excellent and I would highly recommend them.

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4 star rating
My favorite place in the city
July 22, 2009

Thyme and Again is known for catering, but they have a take home food shop and retail shop that caterers to all the 'foodies' in the city. The shop is in a great location, trendy wellington west. Good luck with parking- street only.
This is my favorite place to go for lunch, pick up dinner and enjoy a cup of... more

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foodiePrints
June 21, 2009

Me, I love sandwiches, so we went to Thyme & Again for a light dinner after work. Unfortunately, we were served... more

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4 star rating
November 26, 2008

Thyme and Again is a gourmet cafe and catering shop located in the westboro neighborhood of Ottawa. Read: yummy mummies and the ladies that do lunch come here often for their gastronomical fix. I'm not the former or the latter but I used to enjoy hitting this place up when I used to live in Ottawa for their baked goods (great selection) and chance to catch up with friends. They also have lovely... more

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Business Description from the Web
English
July 29, 2013

Thyme And Again Creative Catering And Take Home Food Inc offers these services: delicatessen, caterer, groceries, gourmet food, gourmet food shop.

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