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“great little cafe - big inside and outdoor tables” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Vanilla Bean Cafe

The Vanilla Bean Cafe
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Pomfret
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hartford, Connecticut
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great little cafe - big inside and outdoor tables”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

we stopped here for a quick bit -
I had a Turkey / avacodo sandwich - 1/2
and a ginger lemonaid

nice place and on Saturday around 5pm they have music - live band

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Irish451006
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English first
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248 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Quaint Country Cafe in Cozy Rural Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Set amongst tall trees, The Vanilla Bean Cafe has seating inside and out where you can enjoy one of their signature sandwiches. The grilled chicken that had been marinated in balsamic vinegar was hot and cooked just right. My spouse enjoyed the turkey on multigrain bread. They don't serve french fries which would have been a nice addition. On the first Friday of the month, local musicians perform - an added treat.

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Thank EllenBread
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Sarasota, Florida
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“unique countryside setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

good food, unique setting. countryside is especially beautiful during fall colors (early october). definitely recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank ddsrq
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Fairfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice quaint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

This is a cute little cafe, food was creative. wish we could have stayed for music. Gets busy on the weekends.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Tim C
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Thompson, Connecticut
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food, no service, sky high prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

The Vanilla Bean is a quaint little place located in beautiful Pomfret Connecticut just a stones throw from two private boarding schools. While the food and decor are above average, I find it snooty and WAY overpriced. I also found the service nearly nonexistent. If you can afford $15 sandwiches and have all day to wait for the service, you may like the Vanilla Bean. Many, Many people truly enjoy it. Me, not so much.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Sicktomystomac
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