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Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe

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201 N Rodney St, Helena, MT 59601-4228
+1 406-443-2257
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
201 N Rodney St, Helena, MT 59601-4228
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

We mostly stop in for a nice relaxing lunch. There aren’t many seats but generally we don’t have a problem find some. The lunch options are delicious but the coconut cake? To die for!

Thank bclarke292
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Vanilla Bean offers a diverse selection of amazing pastries, quiches, sandwiches, soups and coffees-all freshly made! The atmosphere is cozy with nice giant windows. Service is very good and I have never been disappointed.

Thank desert-muse
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Cute décor, lovely choices in the display cases and good options for breakfast and lunch. I had the Goat cheese & asparagus quiche for breakfast with a cup of very good house coffee. Great crust on the quiche, tender and flavorful filling. I took a...More

Thank SDCooks
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This is well worth the visit when you're in Helena. Its on an off the beaten path street but easily found with telephone GPS. We all agreed that this was some of the best cookies, bars and cakes we'd had in sometime. In addition, the...More

Thank Katlpga01
Reviewed July 29, 2017

This is a cute little bakery that offers fabulous baked goods and treats as well as limited breakfast and lunch items. Great homemade soups on a cold winter day. Made to order sandwiches and coffee drinks.

Thank groupleader45212
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The Vanilla Bean has wonderful breakfasts and lunches but they excel with their pastries and cakes. They make the best cakes in town. The frostings are good too, but I find that other bakeries in town look wonderful but the cake is dry. The cake...More

Thank Libbie2015
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Their pastries are the best. Their bread pudding is to die for. They have excellent sandwiches. Prices are good too.

Thank tia2017
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

A good little spot to get lunch. Have a lot of unique but home style options for lunch or a quick bite to eat. The only downside is the location. Can seem like a sketch neighborhood at times. Have gotten coffee and dessert there, always...More

Thank Colleen K
Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Vanilla Bean is a little off the beaten track, not exactly in downtown but up the hill a bit. The place is nicely decorated and offers a scrumptious selection of goodies (some of which are gluten free) as well as delicious sandwiches which can...More

Thank PullmanCougar
Reviewed March 17, 2016

The lunches are great (sandwiches, soups, etc.) but so are the treats. Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pasta salad.... it's all good.

Thank Wandering_chica_13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Rodney St, Helena, MT 59601-4228
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-443-2257
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