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“Superb Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Vanilla Bean House - CLOSED

The Vanilla Bean House
Price range: US$5 - US$16
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Wigan, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We spent the best part of 30 minutes looking for a decent cafe on a sunday late morning. The we stumbled across this beauty. The staff where more than happy to help and looked like they actually wanted to be there :) We were handed menu's that had been made out of the old books from the old library which we thought looked really good. The only downside was the font and style that the menu was written in made it quite hard to separate the different items available, We both had a nice fry up and I asked if it came with fried bread which the waitress replied that they didn't, but when the meals came out, the chef had gone out of his was to make some especially which we thought was a really nice touch and we really appreciated. Everything tasted really nice and was clearly home made and had a lot of thought gone in to its preparation. You pay a little more than some cafe's when you eat here, but you will get the quality that goes along side it. Highly recommended and will visit again if we ever find ourselves near here again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank djsi00
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“This IS a find !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

Had stopped in for breakfast, but they didn't have what we were looking for, so the manager suggested another restaurant !! Now that's Service !!

Anyway, at lunch we thought we'd go back and say thank-you and have lunch.

It was the right decision.

The food and coffee was all of a high standard and nothing appeared "bought in" or tasted "commercial".

Its a friendly and very relaxed cafe that will become a bistro in the not too distant future I believe.

Try it when you're in Norwich !

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank Khunant
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Good Independent Cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

Been to this place more a couple of times already and I intend to return more often. It is located on London Street which is busy enough for it not to feel deserted but not crowded enough to feel tedious, hence why it is generally quite a good idea to take advantage of the outdoor seating.

The coffee served is good quality and at a price which is lower than the large chains like Starbucks or Costa. The pastry and sandwhiches available are also tasty and well-priced. The service is excellent and friendly. Definitely a place to recommend.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Georgeszterhas
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