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Le Cafe du Village

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Lanai Hwy | Beside the Grand Hotel, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Port Vila
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dropped in here for a quick coffee. The staff greeted me on arrival, and put me at a table right next to the water. They happily gave me the WiFi password, and a cappuccino. Service was very quick, the location is stunning, the coffee was excellent and priced well for Port Vila standards. Even better, the WiFi was good... More 

Thank Jared W
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered the seafood platter which was good and satisfied our hunger. The service staff were friendly and made for a enjoyable meal

Thank Steve S
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank narelle h
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Tamar Valley, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank PVMarg
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 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

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 January 14, 2017

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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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 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 January 8, 2017

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

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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
$3 - $24
Seafood, Cafe, International, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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?