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“The hype didn't quite match the reality” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chill Cafe

Chill Cafe
Ranked #1 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Latrobe, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The hype didn't quite match the reality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Don't get me wrong ... the food was good, but not fantastic. The view WAS fantastic, much better than good. But the service was quite dysfunctional. Our experience overall did not match the hype detailed in the majority of reviews here on TripAdvisor. A large dog (I suspect owned by a 'regular' local) right in the entrance didn't help, and a previous (also local) contributor had it right when she said that the owner needs to be on site for the staff to show interest, as we had exactly the same experience.

(PS. SkiMum2011 ... the owner if NOT a "born again Christian", he says he is a Catholic ... there is a very big difference ... and the owners personal information included on the menu etc, while not adding to the experience, did not offend me at all)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cairns
2 reviews
“Great Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Best French toast ever! Loads of locals go here, that's how you know it's got to be good. Love this place.

Visited July 2013
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great for brunch, great coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We have been to Chill cafe twice for brunch so far and enjoyed both times. Service, food and coffee is excellent. The kids really enjoyed the funny face pancakes (first a koala complete with apple whiskers, second a tropical bird with fruity beak). I had the scrambled eggs with Tasmanian salmon, very nice. Good value compared with some places we tried.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Visited several cafe at Palm Cove during our stay. Chill was our No1 choice. Fantastic food, great location, awesome owner and very friendly staff. Well done guys, will be back when we come back to Palm Cove.

Visited July 2013
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great fresh juices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had lunch twice at the Chill Cafe. The fresh juices are great and so is the Caesar salad. It would be good if they had another type of salad available as I had it twice as I didn't want a lunch involving bread. Great place, highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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