thyme in the ranch

A few weeks ago, Jake was working at an event up in Rancho Santa Fe with T and I tagged along to hang out with them while they worked doing airbrush tattoos. I stopped over at a place within walking distance called Thyme in the Ranch for a little bit of breakfast.


Rancho Santa Fe is a pretty fancy-shamancy looking area. The Downtown-like area we were in looked a bit like an English garden. Thyme in the Ranch fits in well looking like a little English cottage surrounded by vines and plants.



Inside the little cafe there are a few small tables and lots of flowers and decorations (available for purchase). There’s also a patio on the porch and in the back that are both dog friendly areas.


They had lots of prepped salads available that looked really delicious.


Along with dessert bars…


And bread pudding…


Lots of muffins, scones, and biscotti.


Along with cakes.


And quick breads ready for the taking. 


Here’s their lunch menu tucked into a little spot above the register. 


And their breakfast menu. 


Right next to the register they had this large cooling rack with a bunch of their baked items.




I got myself a coffee ($2.75) and one of their gigantic oversized muffins ($3.75) to start with. 


This is a coconut mango muffin which had bits of juicy mango and coconut flakes throughout the muffin. The muffins have huge crispy edges and it looks like they are allowed to overflow out of huge muffin tins. I loved eating the edges due to how crunchy it was. It was the best of both worlds to have the crunchy crispy edges along with the soft muffin. I barely made a dent in this huge muffin and took most of it home to enjoy for breakfast the next day.


For my main entree I ordered the Quiche Lorraine ($6.50). You get two decent sized pieces of quiche along with fresh tomatoes and lettuce. The quiche has bacon, caramelized onions, swiss and cheddar cheese inside. The crust was nice and flaky and there was a good amount of bacon and onions in the tasty quiche. I got full after eating just one slice and again took the other slice with me to enjoy for later. 

Thyme in the Ranch is a cute, cozy little spot though it’s honestly a bit out of the way for me. The bakery items all look spectacular and some of those prepped salads looked awesome. It was easy to see why this spot was full of patrons so early on a Saturday morning. Thyme in the Ranch is also a CASH ONLY spot if you’re interested and going to check it out. 

Thyme in the Ranch
16905 Avenida de Acacias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

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4 thoughts on “thyme in the ranch

  1. What a cute place! The prices for their bakes goods and quiche aren’t so bad either. I love the look of that coconut/mango muffin. Man those overflowing crisp edges. I’d eat just that, haha. Great flavor combo too.

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