If you have never visited this place before, I strongly recommend you free up your next weekend and take your partner, kids, family, in-laws, or friends to enjoy a meal at this vibrant cafe located in the bustling Eaton Mall in Oakleigh.
Vanilla is a double storey cafe with indoor and outdoor seating options. They have a stack of amazing food on offer on their menu. The best selling item is probably their souvlakis which are cooked to perfection every time,
If dinner isn't what you're after, you must try their amazing desserts. There is a lot on offer here, all displayed in the windows. We usually grab a quick treat if we are in the area and take it home for later. They really do know how to make tasty desserts.
This place operates from 7am in the morning, which is perfect for those who need a coffee fix before work or want to grab breakfast out, right up until 1am in the morning every day. The place is also busy with people but you can always find a spot to sit and catch up with friends and it's never too loud unless you sit outside.
As my family live all over Melbourne, Oakleigh is generally a halfway meeting point for us so we always decide to catch up at Vanilla. We are always welcomed with a smile, we are seated quickly and when it comes time to order food the staff are very informative about each dish if we have any queries. One evening we went for a meal and I ordered a small pot of gravy. As they were very busy they forgot to bring it out until fifteen minutes into my dish. At the end when it was time to pay the bill they waved the cost of the gravy, which was nice even though it wasn't expensive. It was great customer service in my opinion.
The staff are always well presented and very friendly too. They know their regular customers, which is great as they have been in business for a long while.