Location and Hours
Albuquerque, NM 87111, suite 101
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 7 days a week
About Tim's Place
Tim's Place has been featured in People magazine and CNN Headline News Network because the business defies expectations, as does Tim. Born with Down Syndrome, Tim graduated from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque and continued on to Eastern New Mexico University, where he earned certificates in food service and restaurant hosting. His dream of one day owning his own restaurant came true in October 2010 when Tim's Place opened its doors.
Tim has free hugs on the menu, right along with sandwiches, coffee and eggs, and customers come back for a regular friendly fix along with plates of food.
Tim's offers breakfast staples such as pancakes and eggs, along with some New Mexican specialties. We tried the malted pancakes, which were light and tasty, and came with two syrup cups for eyes and butter pats that made a mouth. That lighthearted attitude is carried over into the restaurant itself as Tim navigates the customers, chatting with them and giving out hugs. My breakfast potatoes came in a generous portion and weren't greasy. I'd definitely go back for more. A popular item at breakfast is the cinnamon roll, which comes with whipped cream cheese.
Lunch items include grilled sandwiches such as Tim's Caribbean Reuben, served with Caribbean Island dressing on marbled rye. New Mexican specials include burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas.
Tim's also offers takeout, catering and special events hosted and catered at Tim's.
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