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Vanilla Pod

$$ - $$$Cafe, Delicatessen,
119b Lancaster Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 7285
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
2 weeks ago
“Ok food, but overpriced.”
7 Dec 2016
“Cake away”
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Cafe, Delicatessen, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119b Lancaster Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a cute looking shop. Vanilla Pod food and cakes are ok, but a little pricey. This place is a little overrated.

Thank AHSH23
Reviewed 8 December 2016 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...More

Thank Jackie T
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...More

Thank Lausanne C
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

Thank EmilyA_Fran
vanillapodmarketing, Owner at Vanilla Pod, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

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...More

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...More

2  Thank Nicholas P
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...More

Thank TravellerFaye
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.

1  Thank Angela R
Reviewed 8 April 2015

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

1  Thank Angie792015
Reviewed 30 March 2015

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...More

1  Thank Sams_Family2014
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...More

1  Thank PennyLawes
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Jill M
28 March 2016|
Response from vanillapodmarketing | Property representative |
Hi Jill, Yes, we certainly have a lovely selection of GF sweets and savouries. Our homemade baked beans or corn fritters with kale chips and lime aioli are delicious for breakfast. Our GF cupcakes come in many flavours... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
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
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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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