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“Average place”
Review of The Vanilla Cafe

The Vanilla Cafe
Ranked #17 of 62 Coffee & Tea in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Very small. Unless it's nice weather then space outside. Upstairs is very cold and atmosphere is somewhat lacking. Although the coffee is nice I found the cakes a bit disappointing They looked nice but not so good on the traditional taste I was expecting. Staff seemed distracted and had to ask for extra sugar. Although it's not their fault the stairs are a bit small and windy. Bit a nightmare with lots of shopping bags or young kids!.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Lovely little family run cafe. We had a selection of cakes and coffee as treat after walking the freezing winter streets of York. Great location in the beautiful city.

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We sat outside watching the world go by. It is a fantastic location with informal, friendly service.
The tea was good quality in mis-matched pretty china. Cakes were homemade.
Inside is very quaint, shabby chic.
An important point to note is that the toilet is accessed via a steep staircase.

The menu could be improved by offering sandwiches and perhaps simple snacks on toast.

Now the National Trust Tearoom has closed there is a gap in the market in that area for simple lunches.

I would go again, especially during the winter season for a hot chocolate inside.

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1  Thank gambiabev
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

I saw the place and told my friend Xavier: let's try! It was a nice stop to recharge batteries in York! Delicious coffee and cakes, vintage decoration and extremely cool staff! The place as a whole is full of character!

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1  Thank Minas_Ecoturismo
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

A lovely quite spot for a relaxing tea or coffee - with cake! There's a huge variety of delicious homemade cakes and cup-cakes - my mission is to try them all. Nice hot tea is served in lovely vintage cups and saucers - they make a great coffee too. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. A fabulous place to wind down and relax.

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