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3-30-2011 – Hello gang. Looks like VIP Dinners and other food stuffs do not work anymore. That’s just how to cookie crumbles. Goal items still work, though you will ALMOST ALWAYS see the “something wrong in the kitchen message.” Hope you got goodies while it lasted. ~The Facegamer

Click on each of the covered dish pictures for VIP Dinner x 200 apiece! I’d like to think of this as an “easter egg” of sorts, but it might become broken at any time so.. knock yourselves out while you can! It might or might not be reusable everyday. I’m really not sure about that, but it’s a possiblility. Bookmark this page, come back tomorrow and let me know either way using the comment section below. Thanks!


  1. Select the picture of the ingredient that you want. A new window/tab will open. (It may take a minute or two to fully load – that’s a problem in Cafe World and not something I can control)
  2. NEW: Paste your friend’s Facebook ID after “from=0” and press enter.
  3. Close that window, and select another picture.
  4. If you’re not getting all the ingredients, refresh THIS BLOG PAGE and try again. Doing so gets new timestamps, making it much likelier you’ll get what you need the second time around.
  5. Share this page with your friends!

Troubleshooting (and other things that you need to know)

  • This is hard to explain so please bear with me. Everyone has a certain amount of “free-floating” gifts that they can accept a day. These free-floating gifts don’t have to come from anyone in particular. Zynga uses them as padding to honor a gift that would have otherwise been rejected by the system. Everyone has between 12-24 of them a day.. the exact number is hard to determine and is dependent on a lot of variables. Let’s just say 12 for simplicity sake.
  • Overloads such as these take advantage of the free-floating gifts system. Rather than use your free-floating gifts for whatever dumb or cheap thing your friends sent you, you can use them for something valuable and effective, such as VIP Dinners. I would much rather have 200 servings of a 99coin meal (VIP Dinner) than whatever the 3coin meal of the day happens to be. If I had to choose.
  • You still get gifts from friends after you use up your free-floaters. But some of them that were glitchy won’t be honored anymore. It’s really not a big loss.

So with that in mind, here’s what you can do to make sure you get as MANY of these dinners as you can.

  1. Come to The Facegamer to collect Overloads BEFORE you accept your normal gifts for the day.
    Why? Accepting gifts can use up some of your free-floating gift quota. Remember that you get about twelve TOTAL, not each. So any combination should be fine as long as it’s 12 or less. 6 VIP and 6 Energy is ok, but you’re probably not going to get 12 VIP and 12 Energy.
  2. Don’t use notes found on Facebook that have Super Sliders, Lobster Dinners, etc.
    Why? They also are designed to purposely use up your free-floating gift quota. You have to make a decision. Do you want Super Sliders (4 coins each), Lemon Butter Lobster (9 coin each) or VIP Dinner/Salad(99 coin each). You can only pick so many a day. Ok, you can use them if you want but it crimps your ability to use stuff here.
  3. Clearing your cache does occasionally help you collect these gifts, but not all the time. You can find very good and detailed instructions at Zynga support site, here: How to Clear your Cache
  4. Sometimes refreshing THIS page might help you too. A friend helped develop a way to keep the timestamps fresh so I wouldn’t have to manually update them every day like I used to. But we’re still tweaking the code on the site. I’m not very good at coding.
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ATTENTION 2-28-2011 ~ GOOD NEWS. You can still claim freebies by adding a friend’s Facebook ID to the link where it says “from=0”. Change the 0 to the Facebook ID of one of your friends. For a better explanation, please visit Making the Links Work Again.   ~The Facegamer.

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  5,005 Responses to “Cafe World- VIP Dinner Overload”

  1. avatar

    Why cant you make this site work like the one for Farm Town where you have them set up to click on it…. is much easier the old way. ….I do not do much on the computer and I tried the video 3 times… and this will not work for me . I understand the other way was a lot easier to use…. This new way is a lot of trouble when your not so computer savvy……. your video was very good…. Do not get me wrong….. I just think this is harder to get it to work and get the goodies… . I love how the Farmers Market it is set up …..better …Just a suggestion. Sincerely and Thank for all you do for Us on these here games ….Sharol Rich

  2. Every morning (before I go to cafe world and except anything) I come on here to collect my VIP Dinner overload, but today for some reason it’s not letting me collect anymore…It still lets me collect the help stuff for the goals but that’s it…PLZ HELP I NEED MY OVERLOAD!!

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    Hi! This worked yesterday, but not anymore. I have tried with the links today, and replaced the gifter with a friends id, but I only get “something went wrong in the kitchen” :(. Too bad. Yesterday I managed to change the gift ID to Lox Bagel (1868), and therefore could get some in the gift box without having to cook them for the stove goal. Is it perhaps something wrong with the time id:s?

  4. Do they not work while your doing a catering job? They have not work last 2 night while i was doing that baseball order.

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    it dosent work no more…

  6. Hey, I’m super thankful for the great work you put in to all of these… I’ve been having trouble with the VIP dinners for the past few days, despite clearing cache, using different browsers and even using different computers… I was wondering if anyone else have been getting the same problem…

  7. Where are you suppose to put your friends facebook # and name when trying to get the VIP gifts???

  8. Is this ever going to work again for me? It worked great for about 2 weeks, and hasnt worked for me now for a couple of months. Is there anything I can do?

  9. I cant get any vip dinners all week! I tried refreshing and still no luck. I can still collect all items i need for my goals. Super sadd 🙁

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