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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 good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“corn fritters” (6 reviews)
“cake” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank flissy15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank kerrydouble
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Go there hungry and thirsty. They will serve you up amazing treats. Tip, Book a table as the are very popular.

Thank Mcfetties
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank diannew993
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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