Open in 1989!
Live Music since 1990!


Live at the Bean CD 2006

Come and make it a weekend!

Many bed and breakfasts are available in the area.
Rest and enjoy the scenery.


Mailing Address : P O Box 206
Pomfret, CT 06258
Phone: 860-928-1562
Fax: 860-928-2694
E-mail:  


Location: Corners of Routes 44, 169, & 97 
Pomfret Connecticut
Official Launch site of Vanilla Coke!

May 8th, 2002 - Vanilla Day Declared in Pomfret!

Coca Cola launched Vanilla Coke here at "The Bean".


Killer Chili Cookbook 2007


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our sister restaurant:
85 main

putnam, ct
Recipient of the
Nozko Family Business Leadership Award
from the University of Connecticut

HOURS:

* We may close early during colder months
 

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm *
8:00 am - 9:00 pm *†
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

† Entertainment night - serving dessert, beer & wine until the music is over.

The Cafe is open 361 days a year - we close on:
Easter -  4th of July - Thanksgiving  - Christmas Day

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About Vanilla Bean Cafe

Official Launch site of Vanilla Coke!
May 8th, 2002
-
Vanilla Day Declared in Pomfret! Coca Cola launched Vanilla Coke here at "The Bean".

The Vanilla Bean Café opened in 1989 with a seating capacity of 16, today we seat 90 inside and 40 outside! Located in a restored, early 19th century barn in scenic Pomfret, Connecticut, The Vanilla Bean Café is owned and operated by the Jessurun Family, Barry, Brian and Eileen, with occasional appearances by and help from the rest of the family.

Our Philosophy was simple: "Create a place where we would feel comfortable and serve food that we would want to eat. If we wouldn't eat it, we certainly wouldn't serve it."

Homemade soups, sandwiches, and light dinners comprise our basic menu, but daily specials made with creativity, imagination and seasonal ingredients, spice up the menu. Baked goods, such as muffins, bagels, croissants, and cookies, come out of our ovens every morning, not to mention our decadent desserts.

Our goal is to serve you good homemade food in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. As Eileen told a customer, "We provide comfort foods in a comfortable place."

We hope that you enjoy our establishment and will come back and see us again soon!

The Jessurun Family

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Type of Cuisine: American Cafe
Seating: 90 Plus 45 outside patio
Dress: Casual
Ambiance: Warm, Artistic, Friendly
Price Range: Lunch $6 - $12
Dinner $6 - $24
Credit Cards:
Our own in - house debit card works like any other debit card, but we manage the system on which it works. Purchase a card in any amount and use that to purchase food any time you are in for a meal. When you purchase a card for $100.00 or more, we will add 10% to your card balance. For example; if you purchase a Café Cash Card for $250.00, you would receive an additional $25.00 credit, for a total of $275.00; that's about a 10% savings off our regular prices! It is our way of thanking our regular diners ( and those who do not mind paying in advance).
General Information Yes No General Information Yes No
Bar   x Breakfast, Kid's Menu x  
Take Out x   Daily Specials x  
Delivery   x Domestic & Imported Beers x  
Gift Certificates x   Wine List, x  
Scenic x   Fax Menus to Offices   x
Near Antique Shops x   Catering x  
Fireside Dining x   Spacious Seating x  
Outside Dining x   Handicap Access x  
Family Dining x   Reservations   x
Live Music x   Plentiful Parking x  

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Catering: Allow us to cater your next party! The addition of experienced staff (ie., Brett La Fert) enable the Cafe to now expand it's catering operations. Let us cater your next function (indoors or outdoors). We specialize in ready-to-eat meals that can be picked-up at our place or that can be delivered. We can provide everything to make your next function a success - from hors d'oeuvres to desserts, including planning and staffing.

     Whether it is a simple luncheon for 10 or a party for 150, we will be able to provide quality food and service in a simple and informal fashion - something you have come to expect from
The Vanilla Bean Cafe.
 

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Please tell them you saw them on CT Dining and Events Guide!
 

Directions

Location: Corners of Routes 44, 169, & 97 Pomfret Connecticut

From Interstate 395 going South: Take exit #97 and take a right off the ramp. This is route 44 going West. Follow for about five miles through the town of Putnam. You will come to a four way stop sign and a flashing light. This is the intersection of Routes 44, 169 & 97. Go straight and take first driveway on the right

From Interstate 395 going North: Take exit #93 and take a left off of the ramp. This route 101 going West. Follow for about four miles to a traffic light at the intersection of route 169. Take a right and follow route 169 for about 2.5 miles. You will come to a four way stop sign and flashing light. This is the intersection of Routes 44, 169 & 97. Take a left onto route 97 and take the first driveway on the right.

From Interstate 84 going East: Take exit #69 and take a right off of the ramp. This is route 74 going east. Follow for about ten miles. At the stop sign take a left onto route 44 going east. Follow route 44 for about 12 miles at which point route 44 will make a hard left and route 101 will continue straight. Stay on route 44 for about another 2.5 miles. You will come to a four way stop sign and flashing light. This is the intersection of routes 44, 169 & 97. Take a left onto route 97 and take the first driveway on the right

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