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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“cabinet food” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
355 Lower Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 22 August 2018

We turned up at 8.40 and the cafe does not open till 9am and they were still setting up. The door was open so we went in. Although they were not open they were more than happy to make us 2 coffees and have a...More

Thank HennersMidlands
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Saturday brunch after the football - great food and lovely staff. Definitely plan to visit again. Easy parking too...

Thank harbykiwikate
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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 GarryT248
Reviewed 26 February 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 31 December 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 9 November 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 15 April 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 7 March 2017

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

Thank heather k
Reviewed 21 February 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 6 February 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
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9 December 2016|
Response from Whitney23G | Reviewed this property |
Not open in evenings
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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