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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best restaurant in noumea. Make sure you make a booking because this place is always packed! The waitress we had spoke very good English and helped us with any concerns we had. The food was amazing! We got a half bottle of wine and I got the special which was slow cooked lamb shoulder with couscous and... More 

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place will make you grow new connection between your taste sytems neurones :) give try and discover new flavour :) booking is mandatory

Thank Drokk F
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but very busy. Ensure you make a reservation and get there on time! The menu is small with only 4-6 main options but they're all marvelous. Brush up on your French too as the menu's jabs written on a cute little chalk board by not in English. Staff were friendly but when it's busy they might take some time... More 

Thank Natalie N
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch and had tuna with lobster salad and a chocolate mousse with a biscuit base for dessert. The salad had so many interesting flavours and the mousse was divine.

Thank wayne b
New Zealand
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far the best meal I had in New Caledonia. I was a little shocked by how stuck in the past the French territory is. The cuisine is largely old-style French – heavy on the butter and cream, not a lot of innovation. Not so my lunch at Au P'tit Cafe. The dish – a kind of squid... More 

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Eden, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a couple of key understandings which will help your enjoyment of the good food at this place. 1. You not being able to understand French is your problem, not theirs. They have a very successful franchise. They can fill the place for the four days a week they are open with locals. They do not need the business... More 

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South Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Menu is very limited but food was great. Firstly menu is on a small board , not printed & changes every week. Didn't seem to bother anyone as the place was full. We shared a cold veal salad to start , then duck for me & Tasmanian Salmon for my partner. All recommended. Desert is where they excel !! Specialty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We spent a week in Noumea and visited several restaurants. None were bad, but Au P'tit Café was by far the best. They have a limited menu for each week. But what they do, they do really well. Both our mains were excellent, and the dessert was the best I have had anywhere for years. The service was very good... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We booked for lunch and arrived on time at 11.30. Menu is on a blackboard in French but was translated for us. Our meals came out quite quickly. My husband had beautiful venison and I had the lamb which was average. Desserts were nice. We were on holiday and wanting a leisurely lunch, but I could see our table was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This was the best food we had in Noumea in five evenings. As the choice is from four weekly main courses and four weekly desserts, you may wish to check their website on the Tuesday morning from 10.30 am for that week's menu before booking. I chose the local fish, Picot, which was a whole white fleshed fish cooked perfectly.... More 

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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