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Jivoli Cafe Bar on the Esplanade - CLOSED

35 Bucasia Esp, Mackay, Queensland 4750, Australia
+61 7 4954 7787
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good15%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Sep 2, 2015
“Way overpriced dinner. Embarrassing.”
Aug 1, 2015
“So sad it is closed and hope it reopens.”
Restaurant Hours
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Bar, British, Australian, Cafe, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
35 Bucasia Esp, Mackay, Queensland 4750, Australia
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

$20 for pie and chips. Homemade - yeah right. Could've enjoyed it more from the supermarket freezer. And $20 for nachos. Again, overpriced and could do better at home. Wait staff are hopeless and inattentive - had to lasoo them to try and order a...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. It was a favourite of ours and we are devastated it has shut down! Good old English styled home cooked food. Great coffee. Awesome location.

Thank Liger74
Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere at a very laid back cafe. I had the vegetarian breakfast which was really good. Might try the big breakfast next time. Each component of the breakfast was perfectly cooked, my only complaint would be the type of bread used, it tasted like...More

Thank andy22901
Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has potential but I was highly disappointed on two occasions. My recent visit to Jivoli I ordered a quiche salad and chip $15 and a milkshake $6 and I thought " bit pricey but might be a good serving" I first got my...More

Thank Tahliabanister
Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food is simple but tasty and the service is very friendly and helpful. Sitting outdoors enjoying a wine as the sun goes down is just fabulous

Thank Moya H
Reviewed February 10, 2015

In a nice spot opposite Bucasia Beach. I found the food quite ordinary though nice & fresh, wouldn't hurry back.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Needs a big freshen up. Food and service both average. Has great potential as the location is great. Could be packed out if a little inspiration is added.

Thank EggChen
Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We come here quite regularly as we believe in supporting our local businesses. However over time this place has deteriorated. This morning we ordered nachos and got perhaps a third of a packet of Doritos with salsa, sour cream and guacamole and got charged $17...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed November 28, 2014

Had a great Dinner last night, been here for lunch which was excellent, but a first at night very good meal at reasonable prices. Probably the BEST chips anywhere in Mackay, I had grilled mackerel, perfect sizes, the wife had prawn salad which said was...More

Thank Kiwipeter1
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great spot to sit relax and enjoy good company. Staff are always friendly, this is a family favourite.

Thank hcm373
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$9 - $23
Bar, British, Australian, Cafe, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Bucasia Esp, Mackay, Queensland 4750, Australia (Formerly Jivoli Cafe Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mackay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4954 7787
  • E-mail
Set in a cosy 1950's style building overlooking the beachfront, the family owned and operated Jivoli on the Esplanade brings a whiff of nostalgia to Bucasia. Nothing short on personality, Jivoli's owner and staff are always preened in 50's housewife fashion, complete with ruby red lips and a warm welcome. Time honored recipes are what Jivoli's menu is all about; expect to spot favorites on the menu such as shepherd's pie with Yorkshire pudding, or warm up with jacket potatoes indulgently layered with a choice of fillings like chicken mayo, chilli or Marie Rose sauce. Complete with homemade cakes and fresh coffee, Jivoli is wholesome, hearty dining. Cafe by day and bar by night, Jivoli also has a licensed bar and impressive wine list.ENTER AS STRANGERS, LEAVE AS FRIENDS.Jivoli has something for everyone! Come join us on Bucasia Esplanade, the best place to eat, drink, chill and party in Mackay! Licensed Bar. Home cooked Food. Divine Coffee & Cake. Friendly Service! Whether you start your day with morning tea, finish the day with a few cheeky beers after work, or join us somewhere in between... We look forward to meeting you!
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