What They are Saying About The Bean

Connecticut’s Best Country Café
Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England

“The food…is freshly made, well seasoned and extremely tasty.”
The New York Times

“The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret is one of those rare places that truly has something for everyone…Oh, yes – the food is truly delicious, too.”
The Hartford Courant

“…great food – homemade soups, sandwiches burgers, and the best fish cakes around – in a relaxed atmosphere.”
The Boston Globe

“The Vanilla Bean Cafe is one of those places you simply don’t want to leave.”

“This impossibly funky Connecticut restaurant is full of character (and characters), and is truly in a class by itself.”

“The soups are homemade and delicious, the sandwiches unusual and served on breads that are positively delicious”
The New London Day

“One of the outstanding reasons to visit New England”
Yankee Magazine

Connecticut Magazine Reader’s Poll Awards (various years)

Best Outdoor Dining – Windham County
Best Family Restaurant – Windham County
Best Business Lunch – Windham County
Best Sandwiches – Windham County
Best Vegetarian – Windham County
Best Desserts – Windham County