Why Dog Owners Like to Hang Out at Bardon Thyme

Bardon Thyme has a favourable spot at the corner of Morgan Terrace. It’s right across the beautiful Bowman Park in Bardon, where plenty of dog owners stroll with their pets to find a place to relax or dine.

Owners and life partners Michael Wendt and Gary Hamilton have capitalised on the crowd that walks the footpath of their shabby chic cafe by providing exactly what they need. They’ve set up an establishment where people can hang around comfortably amidst the garden greens and the lush surroundings.

To the back of Bardon Thyme is a spacious garden where dogs can enjoy their puppycinos. The front of the restaurant has a shaded outdoor area as well, where people can take their leisure time to enjoy their coffee or food.

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The menu at the cafe changes regularly but being vegetarians, the partners that run this shop serve mostly wholesome food for diners. However, they also recognise meat lovers so they source hams and slices of bacon from local farmers while the eggs are free-range. 

Most of the food is made from scratch including the jams and preserves since Bardon Thyme has a productive garden at the back. The pastries and bread, however, come from Crust & Co. 

Photo Credit: Bardon Thyme/Facebook
Photo Credit: Bardon Thyme/Facebook

Bardon Thyme opened in November 2018 and it’s quite packed during lunch hours. The store starts trading at 6:30 a.m. and closes shop at 4:00 p.m. Weekend hours are shorter, though, as the restaurant closes just right after the lunch hour. They are closed on Mondays.  

“It’s very hard to find a cafe with great coffee and friendly service; in a convenient and relaxing environment. In fact it’s very rare. The addition of a very healthy and delicious food menu is an absolute bonus. Keep it up, guys. I will be coming back!”

~ Shane Fracchia, Google Reviews

“Welcoming staff. Great neighbourhood atmosphere. Really good food. Excellent coffee.”

~ Sue Thomas, Facebook