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Au P'tit Cafe

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French, European, Contemporary, Gastropub
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8 Av des Freres Carcopino, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
+687 28.21.89
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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415 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

came for dinner, party of 8. Service prompt and friendly, and all meals came out together. Our waitress spoke reasonable English and was happy to translate the French menu on the blackboards. Offered a choice of 6 mains and 4 desserts (no starters). Mains were 2,500-2,800F each, desserts 1,100F. The food was fresh and flavoursome, portion sizes very generous. Not... More 

Thank Skin197
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171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, I'm going to join the throngs of people singing the praises of Au P'tit Cafe, just to set the tone - I'd read about this place in my research into Noumea, and given its restricted opening hours, and popularity I made a booking well ahead of time via email and received confirmation back. Unfortunately upon arrival there appeared to... More 

Thank CBMelbourne
Greymouth, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Au petit cafe was among the best dining experiences of our trip. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting Noumea. The food is incredibly fresh and well presented. The staff are professional, efficient and friendly. It is off of the tourist strip so you will need to book a taxi. It is very popular, so it would pay to book... More 

Thank Philippa M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for a meal to celebrate our anniversary. The ambience was great and the food absolutely delicious. Waiting staff friendly and professional. At 10,000 new Caledonian francs including a bottle of wine and dessert it was not cheap but this was a special occasion and definitely worth it - up there with some of the... More 

Thank pearsefamily
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of all our dining experiences during our week's stay in Noumea Au P'tit Cafe was the best. The menu was interesting, food fresh, service good and price comparable to restaurants in Melbourne.

Thank BerylAustralia
Noumea, New Caledonia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Au p'tit Cafe is an excellent restaurant. The food is magnificently prepared according to the fresh products of season. The presentation of the meal are beautiful. Excellent place to eat!

Thank 742sandra
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you book in to secure a table - restaurant opens at 7pm. You will be shown a blackboard with 4 main and 4 dessert options. The menu changes every day with the exception of their signature cheesecake which was exquisite. There's only one person who speaks any English but we could translate most of the ingredients. Everything was... More 

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Blue Mountains
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94 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Staff were friendly and did speak English (unlike some previous TA comments). Outdoor seating was lovely on a warm night. Weekly menu of 4 choices including 4 desserts, different to usual fare at home. Lamb was really nice, fish a bit rubbery - bread was wonderful! Compared to other Noumea restaurants this was definitely more affordable. Limited operating days, so... More 

1 Thank HafodBlueMountains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

After reading of this cafe in TripAdvisor we wanted to try it. We were not disappointed. Staff were excellent, food was fantastic. Great night.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

It's small, it's busy, it's hard to get a table. Every time, a new menu: it's small, like 3-4 mains but man, is it hard to choose. The tuna tartare was exquisite and beautifully presented, the salade fresh and absolutely wonderful. And to finish off: the classic Passionfruit cheesecake. Friendly staff, efficient service, this is a perfect place for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European, Contemporary, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Av des Freres Carcopino, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Caledonia  >  Grand Terre  >  Noumea
  • Phone Number: +687 28.21.89
The Restaurant Au P'tit Cafe , located in Noumea, New Caledonia , is pleased to introduce you to the Caledonian Cuisine and Gastronomy . Our facility is open from Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 to 13:30 and from 19h to 21:30 . Au p'tit cafe, you can eat every week a selection of four dishes , made ​​with the utmost care by our Chef David Cano and his team. The principle is to combine the Caledonians products, so they can tell you all their flavors , using cooking techniques from Around the World . All , respecting the environment, because all our products are used in season. Each week is a new challenge for us to be on top of your expectations , and you are always surprised by our kitchen.

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