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Jill's Cafe

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Kumal Highway | across from Post Office, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 25125
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:00 - 13:30
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Minyama
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We had several meals at Jill's over a two week period. Out of six people we never had a bad meal. Pancakes were a standout along with their thick shakes. Handy place to chill out in the middle of town with clean and tidy bathroom facilities. Great customer service with a smile... We seen several large groups dining and it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

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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Thank Little W
Wollongong, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

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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Thank wazza2507
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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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Thank Rob M
Fiji
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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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Thank 1234Tara
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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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Thank AMCH2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Mick C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

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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Thank EWilliams86
Thirroul, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 9
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kumal Highway | across from Post Office, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 25125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?