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“Best Breakfast on the North Shore” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc.

Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc.
812 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616
+1 218-834-3714
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Ranked #9 of 24 Restaurants in Two Harbors
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!
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast on the North Shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stop in any time of day for excellent coffee. Breakfast time is a challenge. Everything is tasty wonderful. I can't choose a favorite.
I have stopped here alone and with my husband. The small parking lot makes it an easy stop even on weekends.
I also love the Cranberry Club Sandwich for lunch.

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  • English first
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Poor Food and Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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 baked beans we in a very small container, not even a 1/4 cup. They were good but not enough for the price. For four meals were waiting about 30-45 minutes for our food. Two tables that were seated after us received there food before ours. Won't stop here to eat again.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Upsala, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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.

Visited October 2014
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Ontario, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“A W E S O M E ! !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 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 of several of the older clients. The restaurant cannot be held responsible for their (rude) behavior. Indulged in the Carmel bread pudding--only because of the walk back. To die for!!

Visited October 2014
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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review, October 26, 2014
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!
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Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great for Group Catering”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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.

Visited October 2014
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Jason V, Owner at Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, Inc., responded to this review, October 26, 2014
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.
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