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The Vanilla Bean Cafe

450 W Rd, Pomfret, CT 06258
+1 860-928-1562
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (35 reviews)
“chilli” (21 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
450 W Rd, Pomfret, CT 06258
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming here for years. I actually come here for the acoustic and folk music entertainment. But the food has always been great. Full disclaimer I have been a performer there but I have gone there many other times as well.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The Vanilla Bean offers a variety of higher-quality sandwiches and other lunchtime items. We purchased a variety of the takeout sandwiches, chili, quesedellas, and other items for a family luncheon. The foods was tasty and the service from an order we made earlier in the...More

Thank christopherbO9687MP
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a community staple that thrives on lack of immediate competition. Basic sandwiches are priced high, as are drinks and accompanying items. Owner is aloof and often hovering around without actually doing much. Weird.

Thank woodstockfoodie2016
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Been here many times and they're always right on,except for this time. Had to wait 25 minutes for meals for a family of three. Was nobody in front of us when we ordered, but the two couples in back of us received their food before...More

Thank Trafficman968
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This place is terrific , have been here a few times , always good eats! Great lunch spot , try the chilli !!

Thank labdogs
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Went to Vanilla Bean for the 1st time. Just wanted something to keep me warm on a snowy Saturday afternoon. I was fortunate enough that I selected the chili and hot chocolate. The chili was very good and I agree it is award winning, but...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I never miss an opportunity to have lunch at The Vanilla Bean when I am visiting family. On my latest trip I decided to go "outside the box" and order a Quesadilla (since I now live in Arizona! I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious...More

Thank dessertgranny
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

VBC deserves all the praise it receives. Had three lunches here. Great sandwiches, cordial staff and a very diverse menu. Not to be missed.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped for a quick lunch after nearby golf. Place has some degree of charm. Place your order and pay at the counter and it is brought to your table. Qualify of food was good; somewhat eclectic, portions were moderate to small and prices were on...More

Thank OG1010
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by the Vanilla Bean on an unusually pleasant early Fall day. Beautiful ride to get here. The bistro is a little quirky and the food is great.

Thank PapaBones
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 W Rd, Pomfret, CT 06258
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Pomfret
  • Phone Number: +1 860-928-1562
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