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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 #7 of 24 Restaurants in Two Harbors
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American
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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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Our family went here for lunch. Place was busy which is usually a good sign. The menu stated homemade mac and cheese off of the children's menu. It looked like Kraft(box) variety. The burger off the children's menu was small and overcooked. They took that off of our bill. I ordered the black bean burger with the baked beans. The... More

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Upsala, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Vanilla Bean has great food - lots of tasty choices, quick service, great waitstaff. Loved the Nuts & Berries salad and i added grilled chicken. Yum! The rolls were warm, the service was good, the restroom was clean.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We choose to walk from our accommodations to the Vanilla Bean and we are glad we did. The food was soooo good! Hubby had the ribs and I had the Cajun Fettuccine dish! Both were so flavourful. The service was great -- timely and courteous but not hovering. A table of young ones that were loud gandered the disapproving looks... More

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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review

Hello C.P.! I'm thrilled to read your review of your dinner at my restaurant. Thank you very much for the great review. I will make sure to share this with my staff; they love hearing all the positive feedback from our guests. We hope you can visit us again during your next stop in Two Harbors! More

Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Jason and his team at Vanilla Bean do an excellent job of creating quality meals for groups of any size. Our bike and brewery tour guests have commented on the quality of the lunches provided by Vanilla Bean and we plan to continue our collaboration with this wonderful restaurant in Two Harbors.

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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review

Hello Dave! Thank you very much for the great review of our catering services. We love working with Duluth Experience, and look forward to it each time we get to collaborate on a project. More

Fargo, North Dakota
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Our family of 4 stopped here for lunch on a Thursday during a recent break from school. It was relatively busy but we got a table within a couple of minutes. The service was a bit slow- probably due to having only 1 wait staff with the manager/owner? helping out also. We had to ask for silverware even after our... More

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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review

Hello John! Thank you for your recent review of my restaurant. Yes, it was a very busy MEA weekend, and beautiful weather on top of it! I was the "manager/owner" working that day helping my server. I certainly appreciate your feedback on your lunch experience. My kitchen manager and I are addressing your concerns with the mac and cheese to... More

Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Some friends and I stopped by here hoping for a coffee and a bit of late breakfast before continuing our drive up the North Shore. The menu was a delight - lots of unique dishes. Two of us has the Swedish pancakes with lingonberry filling and they were delicious. Another had a wonderful baked omlette that was so big she... More

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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant! I'm looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip up north. More

Minneapolis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stopped for breakfast on a Tuesday morning. Very few customers, nice quiet with quick service. Prices may be a little high ($9 normal breakfast) but maybe that is the norm for this area. May or May not stop again.

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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant. As a new restaurant owner, I always appreciate hearing feedback from our customers. I do hope you can make another visit to the restaurant soon! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were on a family trip for the weekend in the Northshore & had looked up places to eat. This came up as a recommended place to stop on MN Tourism website. We ordered 4 cups of soup, a grilled cheese with bacon & tomatoes, home style fries with waters & 1 milk. Chicken wild rice soup was good but... More

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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant. As a new restaurant owner, I always appreciate hearing feedback from our customers. I'm saddened to read your experience wasn't up to our typical standard of excellence. I will review your situation with my staff to reiterate how they should respond to customer feedback. If you could email me... More

Round Rock, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

As we sit here wanting lunch! We got here at 11:20 so the one person with us could still get breakfast! After being told repeatedly they have moved breakfast up till 12! We are waiting for our one person to receive her breakfast they offer the table next to us the lunch menu! Really. Have not even offered us it!... More

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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant. As a new restaurant owner, I always appreciate hearing feedback from our customers. I'm saddened to read about your recent experience. I am definitely working on the transition between breakfast and lunch. We are in the planning process of our expanding our kitchen to hopefully cut down on the... More

London, UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped here for a late breakfast/early lunch after staying at the Grand Superior nearby the night before. Excellent staff, great specials and wonderful food all round. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful plus they have wifi. Highly recommended for breakfast, lunch or dinner - not fancy but a solid choice for great food in a casual setting.... More

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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant. As a new restaurant owner, I always appreciate hearing feedback from our customers, especially such positive reviews as yours! I hope you can make another visit soon! More

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Additional Information about Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc.

Address: 812 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone Number: +1 218-834-3714
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Two Harbors
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: American

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