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“corner cutting jill” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jill's Cafe

Jill's Cafe
Ranked #7 of 87 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“corner cutting jill”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2011

Went to Jills el cheapo place and had to inform the staff that we were here and ask for a menu as they kept walking past us and ignoring us like we were invisible. ( they clearly dont like there jobs, not friendly at all).
Ordered a chicken strip mexican burrito wrap with chicken strips cheese tomato sour cream lettuce etc, when it came out as soon as i picked it up the whoel thign fell apart it was that sloppy. I opened it up to find that the main ingredient was onion followed by oil and 4 tiny chunks of brown chewy chicken and no tomato and lettuce. It was that bad i couldnt eat it and was to embarrased to say anything because the staff looked like they would chew your head off or crack there face if they smiled.

We soon went to pay and the owner im asuming was jill (American) spoke to us and we informed her and all she did was abuse us and say we were wrong. poorest customer service ever. I think jill is running a very tight budget in vanuatu or just trying to get some coin. If you go here to eat be sure to ask if your burger comes with a bun and prety much ask if every ingredient is on it because wat you get on your table may be something comnpletely differnt which is a shame when the markets are 50 mtrs away with beautiful fresh produce.! VERY DISAPOINTING JILLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited December 2010
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1 Thank wh1tt
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Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food at great prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

We ate several lunches here and they were always very good. The fruit punch and burgers hit the mark everytime.

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank Jonestribe
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Its good...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2010

We called in twice for lunch. The food is good, theres plenty of it. Lots & lots of variety on the menu & the prices are very reasonable for Port Vila. I love the fruit punch.

For Animal lovers, there is a book exchange & a donation box on the premises with proceeds going to local animal rescue-a needed & worthy cause & a good way to get rid of all those small coins that multiply in your purse!

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Thank AnniG
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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2010

Dont get a milk drink - sorry but the milk is YUK!!!
We also got a large fries to share - it would barely feed 1 person, i'd hate to see what a small serve was. But chips are chips & they tasted fine.

Staff were very friendly & smiling.
Good location.

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Thank 13b
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Brisbane
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“MEDIOCRE FOOD”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2010

We popped into Jills for lunch on March 20th 2010. We took other reviewers advise and had a chocolate/mint milk shake between us. It was terrific, but Jill needs to invest in larger straws, it was very hard to drink from such small straws. I tried the cheese chips, or what ever they are called, they weren't great, very soggy, I wouldn't have them again. Hubby had a burger, it would be nice if the buns were toasted, and spread with marg or butter. The bun was very dry. We do admire Jill for her book exchange, to help the animals of Vila. A great idea Jill, you are certainly doing your bit.

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1 Thank Princessbrisbane
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