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119b Lancaster Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 7285
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
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Kingscliff, Australia
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Got a lot of emails about this shop(gourmet and gourmet)so I thought I should check it out! It's a really cute shop and had heaps of yummy cakes to pick from. All the cakes looked fresh (unlike most cake shops you visit !)It was hard to choose! I picked a gooey caramel slice and a cupcake.The slice was as you... More 

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Thank Jackie T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We ordered chocolate cupcakes for a 21st win a picture of the person on top. They looked awesome but tasted awful. The cake was dry and had not been mixed properly as there were white flecks trough out the cake. The icing was grainy and the sugar not melted. A huge disappointment and very embarrassing to have served to guests.

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Thank Lausanne C
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Vanilla Pod recently expanded their breakfast menu to include a variety of short-order items, such as home-made baked beans on sourdough, and corn and kumara fritters with grilled haloumi and lemon aioli. I've tried a few of these dishes, and, while they are delicious, I'm more than a little disappointed with the serving sizes. For example, the fritters are priced... More 

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Thank EmilyA_Fran
vanillapodmarketing, Owner at Vanilla Pod, responded to this review

Hi Emily, Thanks for your feedback and we're thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed the new breakfast menu. We have passed your feedback on to our chef and kitchen team. As the menu is still quite new they are in the process of continually refining the dishes to ensure that we're giving our customers the best possible experience --... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

I finally made my way here after following their social media accounts for a while. The quality of the cakes on offer were amazing, the cupcakes were delicious and the caramel tart not only looked good but tasted great. The Nutella filled cupcake is to die for. The servings were a bit small given the price. The staff were beyond... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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647 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

I revisited the Vanilla Pod, having lived a short drive from there a few years ago. As always, the cakes look delicious, there is a small select range of good quality deli food and condiments, and there is a limited casual light menu. The dining area is on a level raised above the serving area and attracts a lot of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

I took my children for morning tea. We had a cupcake, I highly recommend the plain vanilla with coloured icing. The decore is beautiful and it is a terrific place to visit.

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Chinchilla, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Couldn't resist ordering sweets to go with the savouries. All delicious. Staff & management all happy. Great location.

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1 Thank Angie792015
Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Vanilla Pod is a home town favourite of mine when I'm after a beautiful cake, tasty milkshake or a hearty, healthy lunch. They're well known for their cakes with good reason. There are tons of varieties to choose from and good quality coffee and milkshakes to go with. Lunch is my personal pick though. Fresh, interesting, high quality salads matched... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here and whilst the food is lovely, the servings are on the "light" side and are rather expensive. Some interesting and different takes on regular menu items (eg. hot chocolate) which was refreshing to see! We liked it here but would probably consider it for dessert or afternoon tea next time rather than for a meal.

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1 Thank PennyLawes
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Vanilla pod has been there for ages and I go about every 2 months. Coffee is always perfect with a little chocolate coffee bean. Cakes are amazing to look at and tasty too. They make cakes for birthday parties.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Cuisine
Cafe, Delicatessen, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119b Lancaster Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3268 7285
Description
Located in the heart of Ascot, Brisbane (opposite Oriel Park), Vanilla Pod Cake & Deli Cafe is the perfect place to meet with friends, take the family, or pop in for your sweet, savoury or daily coffee fix. Whether gourmet breakfast or lunch from the cabinet, at Vanilla Pod our food reflects the seasons and our philosophy revolves around using only the best and freshest ingredients we can source. We also cater for vegetarians and celiacs. Our deli shelves are always stocked with a delicious range of gourmet products. So whether you're looking for inspiration for your next dinner party, or an easy midweek dinner, our team is able to help - and we have plenty of delicious recipes to share! Over the past 10 years our cafe has become a part of the local community and we consider our customers, staff, and suppliers to be one big Vanilla Pod family. Drop by today and let our team show you the Vanilla Pod difference - no booking necessary!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?