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Take a seat on a recycled aluminium chair and then take time out to amuse yourself with the food anecdotes painted on the wall. Plant a radish, get a radish - never any doubt. That's why I love vegies - you know what they're about! Sharyn Sinclair and Carol Ashton are all about giving people a completely organic eating and shopping experience. Realising their own needs were the same as many others, they brought together an organic market, cafe and wellness centre all under one roof. Their wonderful manifestation invites customers to enjoy a nutritious meal or snack then stock up on wholesome goodies from the aisles beyond the dining room. Buy a reusable jute bag and know you are supporting the livelihood of Bangladeshi artisans. All produce used by chef Marie Roberston can be found on the shelves, meaning her menu sustains with organic foods, juices and smoothies. If pressed for time, most dishes are available to take away.
Breakfast should not be missed - especially at Wild Thyme. Sides of sauteed garlic greens or salt bush lamb sausage make excellent company to scrambled or poached eggs with sourdough toast. Biodynamic oat porridge with raisins and cinnamon is cooked with milk and topped with fruit compote. The brekky sandwich will fuel you for the day with its grilled Turkish bread filled with tomato, cheese, bacon, baby spinach, herb omelette and chef's mayo. The falafel platter makes for an exotic lunch or shared entree and arrive with house-made hummus, goat's fetta, grilled eggplant, kalamata olives, a mini tomato and rocket salad and Turkish pide bread. The signature roulade is tossed with free range chicken, herbs and vegetables. Return for an afternoon tea of hummingbird cake or frangipani and fruit tart. The mellow, organic coffee is reason enough for a visit.