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Vanilla Bean Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
355 Lower Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 1644
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“cabinet food” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
355 Lower Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and service by pleasant staff but spoilt by the coffee served only just warm and dishes being cleared prior to all guests at the table finishing. They were not busy on this occasion so I doubt if they required more cups and saucers...More

Thank Garry T
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

It’s always nice at the Vanilla,good coffee with good cabinet food but it is creeping up in price,the swirls tend to be a bit dry ,need a bit of chutney,overall worth a visit,sit in the sun with the door open.

1  Thank Dunca2015
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We always drop in here when visiting family and friends in the Nelson area. It is a great place to meet up for coffee and yum wholesome treats. There is a lovely sunny indoor area in winter and outside tables for summer, or when we...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed November 8, 2017

In may frequent visits to the Nelson region I try and meet various friends / associates at a convenient locale. I find that the location of this cafe is often perfect for that. The cafe is often busy particularly during the 10am to 2pm hours....More

Thank craigreil
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Bit dissatisfied, Chai very sweet and poor quality , coffee was good and hot. Expensive and very slow service . Food ok

Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Great food and good service! Very accommodating to food sensitivities. An unexpected little treasure..

Thank heather k
Reviewed February 20, 2017

A very busy café, great looking food and all looking very fresh. Cheese straws freshly out of the oven for $3.50 each - tasty and great value. Lovely coffee too. Friendly staff, I will go back for breakfast one day soon

Thank 623suzp
Reviewed February 5, 2017

excellent coffee of you like a strong dark roast espresso. great cafe food all freshly baked onsite - recommend the Date and apple muffin and the . Cinnamon Pin-wheel scone.

Thank Harvs007
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited vanilla bean for breakfast - yum! Lovely service, excellent coffee & very nice food. We were reasonably early so the cafe wasn't busy. Fairly short menu but covered the bases & also had a specials menu which I ordered off. The avocado & tomato...More

Thank Patrece W
Reviewed December 28, 2016

I ordered a capuchinno that was only average and a chicken club sandwich which was quite tasty but again was only average. Nice atmosphere and plenty of tables and toilets were a plus.

Thank Liz M
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Kendy188
December 8, 2016|
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Not open in evenings
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Lower Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 1644
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