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Sweet Vanilla Kitchen

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
49 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
+64 4-566 6147
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“corn fritters” (6 reviews)
“cake” (9 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have long been wanting to try out Sweet Vanilla Kitchen in Lower Hutt but, as the winner of NZ’s best suburban café for both 2017 and 2018 plus other awards, it is very popular so I was fortunate today to be able to drop...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sweet Vanilla Kitchen is in an old Villa, small but I'd say room enough for about 30-35 people. Food very good, I had a bacon butty , portions large, and very tasty. Coffee good, only thing it is not licensed. Would go there again.

Thank elaine w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little out of the way but you will not be disappointed. Great food selection all day, we arrived at 4pm expecting food cabinets to be bare but cafe was really busy and cabinets were well stocked with fresh selections being added even as we...More

Thank BP-Savoir-faire
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The food was again still delicious. We ate a ordered meal each and it was all very tasty as well as arranged for the juices to flow, I am prone to puddings and even though the first meal was lovely the apple pie again beat...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Very busy cafe, lovely food. Great service with good variety of food. Enjoyed my meal, would eat here again.

Thank flissy15
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Service less than friendly, coffee average at best. They operate a crazy reservation system that means you end up playing musical tables as staff shunt you around between tables. Very noisy and cramped, also cold and drafty. Consistently the worst smell at the back of...More

Thank JenniferR2113
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The breakfast especially the shakushoula was incredible. The other breakfast dishes of pancakes and mushrooms were excellent..

Thank kerrydouble
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Meal: Breakfast. Ordered: Coffee, the creamy mushrooms with chorizo and extras of poached egg and black pudding. Service: Very good. There were 7 of us and all our food came out about the same time. Other: The display cabinet had an excellent selection of ‘home...More

Thank FirstClassGirl
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

These guys have some of the best food options in Lower Hutt for people with dietary requirements. Every day they have multiple yummy options for cabinet sweet treats, and not just the typical brownie (though that’s great too). They also do really nice GF corn...More

Thank AmberMoore15
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

My friend and I both enjoyed our big breakfasts. We got a couple of sweet treats to takeaway as well. It was a very cold morning, however we felt nice and warm inside SVK. We even scored a car park just outside, which was a...More

Thank Talaleu
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Questions & Answers
10 February 2017|
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Response from Cheryl M | Property representative |
Hi thankyou for your inquiry we only seat 35 people. So I'm sorry we are unable to do it. Thanks.
30 July 2016|
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Response from Sharron H | Reviewed this property |
Varied menu which is updated regularly with food made on the premises. Average cafe pricing. Delicious food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Lower Hutt
  • Phone Number: +64 4-566 6147
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