Is Farmingdale oversold? Not nearly, and not anytime soon, it would seem. Too bad, because I can’t tell you how much I want this place to be around the corner from me.
“Thyme On Your Side Artisan Market & Cafe” moved to Conklin St last year, and owner/chef Kristina Grimes (Tina) couldn’t be happier. There’s still a few finishing touches that need attention, but “We’ve been too busy,” she says, literally knocking on wood.
Also featuring a lunch menu, Thyme serves its breakfast offerings all day. We happily dive into their Spinach, Wild Mushroom and Swiss Omelet; “B.A.T” and Egg Sandwich. (2 eggs, Applewood smoked bacon, arugula, tomato, mayo & black pepper on a brioche roll) and the Immune Booster from the Juice Bar (local beets and carrots, orange and ginger.)
Total score. The emphasis on locally sourced ingredients is apparent in the quality of everything we had. Orders are started from scratch, and the wait pays back in quality. Veggie and Vegan options are available.
There are three small tables and a counter with four high top chairs. It was an interesting mix in the room. We met a local acting teacher, and couldn’t help overhearing the lamentations of a hipster Long Islander ex pat, returned from the boroughs for the Holiday Weekend (”I had to get out of the city, it’s so full of tourists now.”) What can I say; I’ve been that guy.
“Thyme On Your Side” is about to break out of “under the radar” status. Get in now, before the tourists get their hands on it.
Adult Beverages: no
Waiter Service: no
Mon – Fri 7:30AM to 4PM
Sat 8AM to 3PM
Sun 10AM to 3PM