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Vanilla Bean Cafe

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355 Lower Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 1644
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“yummy food” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
355 Lower Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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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 GoingForIt77
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
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Visited vanilla bean for breakfast - yum! Lovely service, excellent coffee & very nice food. We were reasonably early so the cafe wasn't busy. Fairly short menu but covered the bases & also had a specials menu which I ordered off. The avocado & tomato...More

Thank Patrece W
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I ordered a capuchinno that was only average and a chicken club sandwich which was quite tasty but again was only average. Nice atmosphere and plenty of tables and toilets were a plus.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this charming cafe for lunch. The staff were friendly, plenty of cabinet food to choose from, and the coffee was good. If you're in the area and after a coffee or something more, this is a safe bet.

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I often meet friends here. Love the teapots with their knitted cosies and China cups. Delightful place for tea drinkers. Always nice slice and last time I had a piece of caramel fudge that was divine! Nice salads and savoury options. Friendly staff too

Thank 937liz
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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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