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The Vanilla Bean Café

Named "Connecticut's Best Country Café" by Yankee Magazine. Located on National Scenic Byway Route 169, and in operation since 1989 this award-winning cafe features hearty sandwiches, homemade soups, baked goods, grilled foods, lunch and dinner specials featuring local products, beer & wine. Voted Best Sandwiches, Best Family Dining, Best... Read More

Named "Connecticut's Best Country Café" by Yankee Magazine.

Located in a restored, early 19th century barn in scenic Pomfret, Connecticut, The Vanilla Bean Café has been owned and operated by the Jessurun Family since 1989. Homemade soups, great chili, chowder, sandwiches, salads and burgers along with other grilled items comprise our basic menu, but daily specials made with creativity, imagination and seasonal ingredients, spice up the menu. The Bean is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring local products along with beer & wine, we also offer great coffee, baked goods, such as muffins, bagels, macaroons, cookies & cakes. Called “Connecticut’s Best Country Café” by Yankee Manazine.

Relax with a glass of wine, enjoy the sunshine and dine al fresco on the patio. Our menu takes on all new dimensions during the growing season. Fresh fish and other seasonally inspired grill delights appear in addition to our regular kitchen menu. Be sure to check out the blackboard breakfast, lunch and dinner specials.

Our goal is to serve you good freshly made food, in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. As Eileen Jessurun told a customer, “We provide comfort foods in a comfortable place.”

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Groups Welcome

Dates of Operation: Open Year Round



450 Deerfield Road
Pomfret, CT 02659


Mon & Tue - 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed & Thur - 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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