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Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc.

812 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616
+1 218-834-3714
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Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Two Harbors
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Great food is all about flavor. Wake up your taste buds today with a home cooked meal at Vanilla Bean Restaurant in Two Harbors. Whether you choose our signature oven-baked omelets, Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, our award-winning soups and sandwiches, or pan-seared fish dinner, you'll find great flavor, great value, and great service. The Vanilla Bean is way more than great coffee. We are proud to say that our friendly servers and accommodating kitchen staff are truly the best you'll find anywhere!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Great food is all about flavor. Wake up your taste buds today with a home cooked meal at Vanilla Bean Restaurant in Two Harbors. Whether you choose our signature oven-baked omelets, Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, our award-winning soups and sandwiches, or pan-seared fish dinner, you'll find great flavor, great value, and great service. The Vanilla Bean is way more than great coffee. We are proud to say that our friendly servers and accommodating kitchen staff are truly the best you'll find anywhere!
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Wild rice soup was really good, but grilled cheese and Mac n cheese were just ok. Wait staff was fine but not overly friendly. The place was very busy...maybe we just ordered wrong.

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Topeka
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a delightful lunch here! My hubby had the Herring and it was great. I had the Miner's Pastry and it was wonderful! But the best was their prize winning bread pudding! Everyone should try it! The waitress was very congenial and gave great service. We would definitely go back!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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99 reviews 99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Having stopped for coffee one morning and been impressed with the breakfasts I saw coming out of the kitchen., my husband and I went for lunch on a rainy August day. He had loaded potato soup and I had the daily sandwich special. Both were delicious, served piping hot, and a definite notch above what we expected. The soup was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. I highly recommend a stop on your way up the shore in this cute restaurant. I loved the chicken and wild rice soup and smokehouse chicken sandwich. Both lived up to there billing.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stopped off for breakfast here on our way up to Door County. The food was very good and the service quick and friendly. We had pretty standard breakfast fare but there were some very interesting pancake options on offer, including some unusual Scandinavian ones. Worth a visit.

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Niagara, WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I ordered a "build your own burger" that came with a choice of sides. I chose coleslaw. The burger was only fair as far as quality goes. It was a little tough and chewy. The side of coleslaw was in a tiny plastic cup like you would receive a side of tartar sauce in. The cabbage and carrots were brown... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a cute little place with booths made out of old wooden church pews. We had a great breakfast including a delicious cinnamon roll. Toast is served with homemade rhubarb jam. Everything was great and service was superb! We will definitely eat here again while traveling along the North Shore.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My dad and I were heading up the Gunflint Trail last fall on a fishing outing and stopped here for breakfast one morning. The food was good, not great. Pretty typical eggs, hash browns and toast which my dad thought was good. I had an over top french toast plate that was about as sweet as liquid cotton candy. Tasty,... More

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Brooklyn Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate dinner here. It was a small dinner menu but plenty of options for everyone. The inside is cute. The service was good. The food was a decent portion but I felt the prices were a bit high. Overall we enjoyed our food, especially the delicious blueberry pie!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Melt in your mouth ribs were just terrific. Our host and owner made sure the service was great and took the time to talk with us. What more can you say about great ribs except that you need to wash your hands after you're finished. Great service!

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