• Thyme Cafe and Bookstore

  • (17)
  • White Vegan

Plant based cafe offering second hand books and home-style comfort food. A wide selection of breakfast bowls, soups and sandwiches available with an emphasis on seasonal food. Open Tue-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm, Sat 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm. Closed Sun-Mon. Kitchen closes at 5pm on Saturday.

Venue map for Thyme Cafe and Bookstore
© OpenStreetMap contributors

17 Reviews

First Review by RyanKitz-Morris


Points +268

30 Sep 2023

Must visit

Tried one of (almost) everything and wow! Such a cute place. The chai latte wasn’t good, but the food was great. The books were too expensive for what they were. The employee was so nice, but forgot 3 items from our order. Would definitely come back.

Pros: Queer friendly, Lots of options, Nice service



Points +27

27 Aug 2023

Cozy and yummy

I really like the cozy vibe and the yummy food!

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-27


Points +30

23 Jun 2023

Great Food but the Nanaimo Bar is OFF THE HOOK DELISH!

We've been here many times and have not been disappointed. We just had a couple Iced Dandelion drinks, the breakfast sandwich, Cesar salad and many deserts.
All were very tasty and I'd recommend them all, but the Nanaimo Bar is by far my favorite.
I had gobbled down most of my lunch before I thought to take pictures. There's the brownie, a donut from OhDonuts, and a wee little piece of the Nanaimo I hadn't yet crammed into my gob.
I highly recommended giving them a try.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-23

Pros: Everything is vegan

Cons: No many seats for dine in


Points +88

15 Apr 2023

So good!

Small Café with absolutely tasty food and different so yummy!
I had the smoked parsnip sandwich!

Pros: Really small cafe with personal touch , Great choices


Points +20

18 Mar 2023

Best plant based cafe

The food, the service were good everytime we went, the book section is also very nice to shop while waiting

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-18

Pros: Good food, Good service , Good selection of books


Points +29

29 Jan 2023

Well worth a visit!

When ever we are in Winnipeg, we will work in a lunch at Thyme Cafe! The Parsnip Sandwich is out of this world! The date bars are so tasty! The service was very helpful and they even told us how they made some of the food! Very positive experience!

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-29

Pros: The Smokey Parsnip Sandwich is so delicious!, The service is excellent!, The prices are very reasonable!

Cons: Limited seating.


Points +16

23 Nov 2022

Yummy GFV food

Delicious gluten free vegan food with great service (friendly and prompt) Very accommodating for people with allergies/restrictions.

Pros: Excellent food, Great value , Tasty gluten free vegan options


Points +16

18 Sep 2022

Love this Place

Love all the sandwiches plus the make the best vegan Nanaimo bars.

Southern fried tofu burger is my goto lunch lately.

Pros: quick service, excellent homemade food, great value

Cons: no patio seating


Points +64

01 May 2022

Wonderful cafe

I’ve have gone many times and have tried all but one thing on the menu. It’s all so delicious!

Also love the bread and Pastry options for bakeries they support.

Highly recommend!!

Pros: Many great options , Very friendly staff


Points +18

30 Apr 2022

Thyme Cafe = BEST

GIVE ALL YOUR MONEY TO THYME CAFE IN ST. BONIFACE ♥️♥️♥️ wow what an absolute gem, was so pleased there today. had a delicious vegan burger, quinoa salad, and Nanaimo bar to boot! tasty matcha and cozy atmosphere. The owner didn’t prompt a tip when I went to pay and I asked why (and got them to go back so I could enter one), and they told me they got a bad review on happy cow once because they gave a customer a tip option and stopped offering it since 🥺 as someone who worked in the service industry for 10 years I am here to say that tips are ESSENTIAL in small cafes restaurants bars etc, so so so! Go to Thyme cafe, eat SCRUMPTIOUS foods with affordable prices huge portions and tip the staff! 🐄♥️🐄 The owner’s were also incredibly lovely.

Pros: All deliciously vegan , Lovely atmosphere , Kind staff


Points +140

23 Apr 2022

Wholesome Café in Saint Boniface.

Friendly Café and book shop that offers delicious Vegan Sandwiches and Snacks to go with your Coffee.

Pros: Also a book shop , Friendly staff

Cons: Not much eat in dining space available


Points +477

03 Feb 2022

Amazing food

This place has such delicous, wholesome food. They have SO many amazing things on the menu. I recommend the southern fried tofu sandwich and their soups are always good. Their coffee is amazing and they always have such great pastries. The prices are so reasonable too which is awesome.

Pros: Delicious food , Reasonable price , Lots of variety


Points +378

06 Sep 2021

Incredible Food

I just went here for the first time and the food was so good. They have a lot of tasty baked goods. There's a nice park to eat at nearby too. I'll definitely be back again.

Pros: Great Food, Cute Cafe with Used Books

Cons: Not Open Late


Points +33

17 Aug 2021

Vegan food in its final form

Excellent food, exquisite pastries. Suitable for breakfast or brunch, but a little short on chairs.


Points +17

20 Jul 2021

Good place

Good food

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-20


Points +80

08 Mar 2021

A family friendly Cafe in St. Boniface

The Mondragon was the first vegan restaurant in Winnipeg and was a staple for the politically minded getting their vegan food and radical literature. It's nice to see Sandra and Jason bringing that back to the city where many of those Mondragon favorites have been brought back to their menu.
The trend in vegan eating has shifted towards junk food processed foods Thyme however focuses on making simple, healthy unprocessed meals. You won't find Beyond Meat on their menu. You will however have some of the best soups, sandwiches and baking offered in the city.

Pros: Healthy options, non-processed foods


Points +15

05 Feb 2021

Great Food but hours not convenient...

The food here has always been fantastic since they opened. However, they need to look at staying open later than 5 pm on weekdays to accommodate the supper crowd and those that are wanting to pick up dinner on their way home from work.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, Decent prices

Cons: Closing hours during the week

This page has been viewed 3356 times.