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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“cake” (9 reviews)
“corn fritters” (5 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 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable food with really good selection of treats and from the blackboard menu. The team are good with good.

Thank diannew993
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of my friends decided to take me out to lunch to celebrate, and this was the cafe of choice. Fortunately, a booking had been made in advance, so we were shown to a corner table where it was a little quieter. The beverages came...More

Thank Glenda A
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This is our favourite cafe in Lower Hutt - the food is always good and the coffee delicious. The only trouble is everyone knows how good it is so it’s not always easy to get a table! The cakes/baking and cabinet food alway for takeaway...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 5 April 2018

My favourite is that roulade.......deliciousness plus....and a huge clever cabinet range that makes me tired imagining all of the prep to get it there...hats off from this chef...love it

Thank cleancuisine
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious counter food and good coffee. The staff are friendly and the seating is nicely arranged for groups or doubles. The menu is great and a popular place to eat. I get in early before the large lunch crowd as it can get busy. Child...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Sweet Vanilla Kitchen is always busy, so it's a good idea to book. There's a great range of brunch and lunch food, plus great cabinet food to take away. I've often taken away their little orange chocolate cakes - heat up for a few seconds...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We went in about 12.30pm on a Thursday and it was packed. We sat outside without a reservation and staff quickly put up umbrellas at our request when it started to rain. The four of us all had great dishes, except my courgette and halloumi...More

1  Thank craigjohnsonis
Reviewed 6 February 2018

If you're not deaf you soon will be after visiting this otherwise very popular cafe.The indoor acoustics are dreadful but if you're hearing impaired and can lip read this is the place for you! The menu and friendly, efficient service are to be commended. The...More

Thank Babyboomr
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Only went for afternoon tea.. the coffee was great and had a lovely fresh homemade cake. Obviously very popular as plenty of people coming in.

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

It’s so rare to be able to have breakfast outside early in Wellington and not be chilly! We definitely made the most of the warm start to a long weekend. I had the nut muesli with poached fruit and yoghurt. This was accompanied by a...More

Thank Darryl N
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Questions & Answers
10 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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