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Le Cafe du Village

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Lanai Hwy | Beside the Grand Hotel, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
08:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here on our first night. Ordered the seafood platter which was expensive even by Australian standards and only just ok. The Lobster was overcooked, the prawns were crumbed and a bit 'floury'. I would not recommend this dish. Its a lovely setting with really friendly staff and good service. Other dishes on the menu may have been better but... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here with a couple of friends for a low key 50th birthday dinner and it was wonderful. The staff went out of their way to decorate our table and sing happy birthday and the food was delicious and the wine choices were good. Simple, tasty, casual elegance overlooking the lagoon. Really cute little place for a upscale meal.

Thank altervision
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely little restaurant with great food. and a million dollar view. Really good for lunch or dinner.

Thank Jeanne S
Waikanae, New Zealand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived on a Thursday evening. The specials board listed coconut crab, lobster and seafood platter. We were seated and given menus. We were told the specials as above. We asked what fish was on for fish & chips. Poulet was the answer, great we like poulet. Oh and there's a special pan-sized poulet too. How's it cooked? Fried. What... More 

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Simon T, Owner at Le Cafe du Village, responded to this review

Dear PVMarg I was sorry to read of your dissapointment last night. It is correct that last night we we unable to prepare a green salad due to there being an unexplainable shortage of lettuce in port vila over the last few days. We did however have other salad available apart from green salad and i am sorry that that... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely cafe and bar on the water. Ni-vanuatu staff are friendly and attentive. Good service and good coffee.

Thank bensonkaylene
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the start point for Parasailing and the Glass Bottom Boat, you get to sit on the water edge, with great staff who made you feel super welcome. The food was delicious! Went back a few times when was in town.

Thank Kelly I
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found nothing above average with this restaurant. The food was a little on the pricey side but nothing memorable about the taste. I had the steak and kidney pie and found it just average.

Thank Joe D
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has basic food but expensive prices. Also lots of mosquitos there. Very slow at getting your food out.

1 Thank SOPRANOSydney
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So convenient to our island stay, this cute little cafe sits on the water in an unassuming locale of Port Villa. Beautiful French/European ambience transports you beyond Vanuatu. Warm, authentic service and very good food. Loved our mains of fish and couscous but the sautéed vegetables as a side were just sensational. Great spot to just and while away some... More 

Thank Sarah S
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past Le Cafe du Village a number of times noticing the specials board before going in. I was sort of confused about entering a cafe through a walkway between a hairdresser & a Thai massage place but wow, what a great place when we finally entered. A little hidden treasure on the water facing Iririki island & the gorgeous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Seafood, Cafe, International, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lanai Hwy | Beside the Grand Hotel, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: 67827789
The Mediterranean design, waterfront location and superb cuisine have earned Cafe du Village iconic status in Vanuatu. Just a few steps down a leafy passegway next to the Grand Hotel you will enter into a small coutyard of serenity with split level coral based terraces, vivid white ballustrates, high ceilings, and white louvre shutters. Our local staff are carefully selected for their friendliness and hospitality from the top resort hotels and international cruise lines. We offer a diverse choice of dishes to suit most palates, from our freshly caught fish and lobster (when available), our excellent local beef, to our popular sausage and mash and steak and kidney pie, but make sure you a leave a little space for one of our amazing desserts. With a perfect location, beautiful views over the harbour, breath taking sunsets and fabulous hospitality there is no better place in Port Vila to relax, enjoy and while away the day.

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