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Jill's Cafe

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Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Liz

We ate at Jills Cafe several times as the kids loved it. Liz the manager (who was there all the times we went) was such a friendly and lovely person. The staff loved chatting with the kids. American type foods and has a lovely view of the beach out the back. We had fast service each time. Lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
AMCH2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Maybe if you are a real mexican foodie then you might rate this higher, for us it was convenient, cheap and central in Port Villa.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast, plenty to eat and a good variety, centrally located in the middle of Port Vila, the locals eat there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have travelled to Texas and have experience Tex-mex and Jills would rank among some of the top places. Great Mexican Menu as well as traditional American. Great harbour views. Located in the centre of town.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Friendly service, yummy food. Jill's also has clean bathrooms which is something hard to find in downtown Port Vila. A great place for a coffee and a chat. Blueberry pancakes are really, really good if you're hungry.

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Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

quality food at a reasonable price, great natural lime juices, competent smiling staff, clean place, great desserts, a place to meet someone if you're alone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We ate at Jills Cafe several times as the kids loved it. Liz the manager (who was there all the times we went) was such a friendly and lovely person. The staff loved chatting with the kids. American type foods and has a lovely view of the beach out the back. We had fast service each time. Lovely ice cream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I worked in Vanuatu 10 years ago, Jill's was the place back then and it still is! Great American style meals, large and packed with flavour. It's in town, lots of space and backs onto the kids playground, you can sit and finish your meal and watch the kids at the same time. You MUST have the hot chocolates usage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Try the milkshakes - the best I have ever had! Blueberry pancakes are amazing and the staff are wonderful and so friendly, just like everyone else in Vanuatu. Jill's cafe seems to be the place to go so don't miss out.

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Thirroul, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Burgers were great. Kids loved cheese toasted sandwiches. Salads looked great coming out of the kitchen. Staff all very finely. Service quick and they do take away and you can pay in Aussie dollars! Love it. Definitely go back there for lunch next year when we return to Vanuatu

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Good portions, quick service and generally 'burger cafe' type food. Coffee is okay and service is very friendly In the centre of Port Vila and not far from the seaway. Nachos are 'home made'.

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Address: Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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