Wild Thyme Organic Market & Cafe, North Adelaide

Wild Thyme
Interior: cafe area

Clean eats at Wild Thyme a few weekends back. Wild Thyme is an organic cafe and organic grocery store in one located in the North of Adelaide on Melbourne Street who offer a wide range of organic food and products. They have an extensive lunch menu with wraps and sandwiches in their cafe cabinet and specials highlighted on their cafe wall.

Wild Thyme
Garden brekky; $17.90

After a session of sweating it out at the gym, or what I like to refer it to as ‘making my fat cry’, I thought I’d stay in the ‘zone’ of healthy and clean eating and ordered the garden brekky. A breakfast of poached eggs with smashed avocado, lime, roasted tomato, haloumi and herb pesto on dark rye. It sounded appetising on the menu but when it was presented, I thought it looked boring and bland as the ingredients were all there but there was no effort with presentation nor was there any ‘sauce’ on the plate so it all looked a bit… dry. Yes, I know that there was the yolk from the poached eggs to ‘sauce’ it up as well as the smidgen of herb pesto but I just wanted something a bit more. Thankfully I had the salt and pepper shakers nearby to season the garden brekky as I found the dish to lack any flavour. The garden brekky could have definitely gone without the curl of butter as well as there was already nature’s natural butter of avocado on the plate.

Wild Thyme
Zucchini and corn cakes: served with salmon and rocket salad; $17.90

I don’t think The Stranger’s order of zucchini and corn cakes faired any better. The mention of corn cakes won him over along with the salmon but unfortunately, the zucchini and corn cakes were bland and with only one tiny slice of rolled smoked salmon to pair with the three cakes, it wasn’t enough. :/ At least have 3 salmon pieces to balance out the ratio I say! And so much for a rocket salad… where was the rocket?

I’m all for clean eating and all that good stuff but if it’s going to taste boring and cost more than I think it should, I’d rather eat what I normally eat but be smarter with my choices and watch my portion control. The cafe was large and spacious with lots of food and drink choices, but we found the food to be overpriced, bland and unexciting… a freshly squeezed juice for $9.50?! I think not! Or an extra 70c for soy milk with your coffee at an organic cafe? I’d like to think that should be standard. So… obviously no wild time was had at Wild Thyme. Ha! Bad pun.. hehe 😛

Wild Thyme
Exterior, patrons and front counter


Wild Thyme
101-103 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
P 08 8361 8888

Opening hours
Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm
Sat-Sun 8am-5pm

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4 comments for “Wild Thyme Organic Market & Cafe, North Adelaide

  1. Ann
    August 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I agree with you on the stingy portion of salmon, but I think your eggs and haloumi look pretty good to me!

    • dee
      September 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM

      I think I was expecting something more.. oh well! 🙂

  2. Craig
    September 1, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Wow, I reckon the food and portions look amazing!! How can you be complaining? If the juices are fresh from a juicing machine, how can $9 be expensive, it’s the same all over Adelaide & most Cafe’s don’t offer fresh organic juices..

    • dee
      September 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      The food and portion sizes looked good and substantial but taste wise, I thought they were both bland. As for the juices, *I* think at $9.50 a pop is expensive and I’m not willing to fork that much out for one when I can get an actual meal for that price – but each to their own. Thanks for your comment nevertheless. 🙂

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