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Vanilla Cafe Bar

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Bar, Coffee Shop, Bistro, Australian
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Corner Gympie Terrace | James Street, Noosaville, Noosa, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5447 1777
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This cafe has recently changed ownership and a new menu as well. We are...
This cafe has recently changed ownership and a new menu as well. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can eat either inside or outside and have a look at our wine and beer menu for a cool drink while you look across to the wonderful view of the river. We cater for large and small groups
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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Some good, some not so good

Having lived in Noosa approx. 5 years ago and knowing the excellent reputation of Vanilla back then, I decided to take my sister there whilst on holidays here over the Easter break. We walked down from Hastings Street and we quite hungry by the time we arrived. It was quite so we got our coffees... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Clare B
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Wodonga, Australia
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English first
Noosaville, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The meals we mixed up and not what was ordered and the meals that arrived we not nice at all. Staff tried to fix but it was beyond fixing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Worst dinner experience 1 chef and 1 waitress? Waited 1hour for meals that were average A show box would have more atmosphere than this cafe. Gone downhill recently as last time we visited the service and experience was great Waitress was very odd and we almost left before the food finally arrived. Do not go here

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Wodonga, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Having lived in Noosa approx. 5 years ago and knowing the excellent reputation of Vanilla back then, I decided to take my sister there whilst on holidays here over the Easter break. We walked down from Hastings Street and we quite hungry by the time we arrived. It was quite so we got our coffees quickly which was great. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Overlooking Noosa River, this restaurant is a great place for a people watching breakfast or lunch or a quiet dinner with a wonderful view. It was filling up when I visited for breakfast, but service was prompt and I didn't wait long for hot pancakes with fruit and cream. The staff were very attentive and servings for other diners looked... More 

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Queensland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Offering tranquil river views from a sundrenched patio, Vanilla's Cafe Bar is superbly located on Noosaville's esplanade. With so many cafe's to choose from, Vanilla's is a great choice for its relaxing ambience and affordably priced meals and drinks. The terracotta tiled courtyard sweeps into a light filled dining area where ceiling to floor windows overlook lush leafy outdoors. I... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very helpful staff, the coffee was very good. The food was tasty . Lovely view from the terrace, it was very quiet on both daytime visits.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very low patronage on the night we dined. Food lacked flavour. Burgers dry. Reasonable value for money as we ordered specials but I wouldn't recommend & wouldn't return.

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

we had lunch here mid week. The location was good, with a nice front deck area looking over the river to the breakers. The Caesar salad was good, although the croutons were stale. The lamb burger was not as described on the menu. The menu had pulled lamb, it was served with lamb strips with no explanation of the difference.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have visited Vanilla over several years, as an annual visitor. Until recently it was a place to go, with a strong clientele, encouraged by a fantastic staff. Things have now changed, which is sad. The location is still the same!! The view of the river is one of the best along Gympie Terrace. But now the story changes !... More 

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Gippsland, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to Vanilla for breakfast with a little apprehension after reading mixed reviews and arriving to no other patrons. However the set up is lovely and the view of the river is quite good. We shouldn't have bothered we could have spent the same amount on a much better quality breakfast directly opposite or just a short stroll up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner Gympie Terrace | James Street, Noosaville, Noosa, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Noosa  >  Noosaville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5447 1777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Bar, Coffee Shop, Bistro, Australian

Description

This cafe has recently changed ownership and a new menu as well. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can eat either inside or outside and have a look at our wine and beer menu for a cool drink while you look across to the wonderful view of the river. We cater for large and small groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?