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“A very pleasant setting with delicious food”
Review of Vanilla Bean Cafe

Vanilla Bean Cafe
Ranked #11 of 42 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The most delicious savoury scones (friands?) ever. No wonder they sell out so quickly. Love the carpet on the floor which lessens the noise when chairs move. A nice area for children to play while Mums have a cuppa. Very friendly staff, and a well presented and clean toilet facility. Will be back.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We are regular customers nearly on a daily basis. Best coffee you can get in Richmond, Make sure you try their popular VBC slice and definitely book in advance for their amazing custard squares. Great and friendly staff. The car park is always full, but I will be happy to walk 1km if necessary to get my coffee and something to eat.

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

This cafe took a bit of finding, it is past the shopping part of Richmond, you head past the set of lights at the bottom of Queen Street, then as you come up to the Racecourse on your right there is a Lower Queen Street Health hub, This cafe definately punches above its weight. My goodness the vegetarian beetroot, feta and spinach tart was one of the most amazingly flavoursome dishes I have had in a very long time. I had it with a very fresh slaw. The service was great. And it seems that it is very popular with the locals, the staff were asking after people's well being as they arrived (so plenty of regulars! which says a lot about an establishment). The background music was just perfect. And the outlook over the racecourse to the sea was just lovely. Modern and bright with lovely food, they have a winner. I will be back.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Myself & 2 others popped in here for a quick bite to eat & were not disappointed... I had the savoury brioche which just melted in my mouth.... The flavours were spot on & my smoothie was lovely as well. The staff were friendly & the place is cosy inside or would be nice outside on a sunny day. Will definitely be back here ... the range of food was big & just that little bit different as there was yummy things to try... Keep up the great work guys.

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1  Thank 61Foodie61
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I visit Vanilla Bean regularly for both business and personal purposes. Very hard to fault. Nutritious and heart warming food choices which meet needs if all ages and genders. Love every visit. The normal barista is top class and the juices are fantastic! Service is polite and attentive,
If in Richmond or passing through do not miss Vanilla Bean Cafe. Parking can be tricky at busy times if the day but there is street parking nearby.
I give this cafe a ten out of ten consistently.

2  Thank Whitney23G
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