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Where to Eat in Vancouver: Thyme to Indulge

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The french fries were amazing. Crisp on the outside and so fluffy within my mum held half of one up, asking me whether it was mashed potato inside. They were so good, they overcame my initial irritation with the name of the cafe, Thyme to Indulge. It is also a catering company, where silly food puns seem to be par for the course, and that is apparent in their skill with presentation.

Does it Fit the Bill for Where to Eat in Vancouver?

A cup of tea was delivered with its verdant Tea Forte leaf popping out of the top of the teapot lid. My french fries were in a warmed metal container, lined with faux newsprint parchment paper. My mum’s french onion soup was in the requisite bowl, dripping with melted cheese and bubbling onion loveliness. It’s obvious they know what they’re doing. My burger was good but not huge – I was full to bursting, but for $14.50 it was on the expensive side, especially with no details on the beef sourcing.

The cafe is lovely inside, with little topiaries, French bistro style illustrated placemats, gently distressed chairs and black-and-white striped awnings. The menu runs to the heavier side with a few salads and soups, but quickly moving to pork belly BLTs, grilled cheese, braised beef short rib sandwiches and burgers. There’s a small selection of baked goods, including cronuts and macarons.

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It’s pricey for the neighbourhood, which a bit at odds with the cafe-like interior. My first visit I just had tea and connected to the free wifi, but felt a bit out of place with plates of food going by. That was probably in my own head, because my server was cheerful and refilled my teapot several times. I certainly didn’t feel rushed out. The times I’ve visited at lunch time it’s been nearly empty, so probably an easy place to take small ones, though there isn’t a kids menu and at those prices, you would not be ordering something else ‘just in case’. It would be a nice place for lunch with your mum when everyone is in school, or a special brunch.

It still may fit the bill for where to eat in Vancouver just for those french fries though…

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2858 Main Street, Vancouver
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