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“OK but nothing special”

Le Fare du Palm Beach
Ranked #15 of 263 Restaurants in Noumea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Had breakfast here on our first morning in Anse Vata before we discovered the Boulangerie St Anton. The food was just ok. British cafe style rather than French. Very expensive orange juice, ordinary coffee, fatty bacon, croissants nothing special.
Pratronised by cruise passengers a lot as the cruise buses drop off right outside.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

We love going to this little café/restaurant on the main road to/from the CBD at Anse Vata Beach. "Fare" means, basically, a hut in the conical style you see everywhere in New Caledonia, and this one is particularly light-filled, almost always a hive of activity and perfect for people watching. We were bowled over by our simple Crepe with pieces of lemon which we squeezed over the delicacy. It was perfection! And, at Cfp450, reasonably priced. Add two typically-large French cups of coffee with milk on the side (Cfp490 each) and you can see where the value is: in the food. The service is always (for us) friendly, smiling and efficient. The seats are comfortable and the tables perfect for all those postcards you meant to write earlier. Best of all, the bay route one bus takes can then become the return inland so you've seen the best of the bays and beachside French suburbia, a mini tour in its own right.

Date of visit: April 2019
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3  Thank mccorquinn
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

A quick and easy breakfast and lunch option. Great daily juices and crepes are a must. Beautiful location right on the beach.

Date of visit: April 2019
3  Thank aleixoaugusto
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

We went here twice during our week in Anse Vata. We found this cafe to be the best value for money, whilst having lovely quality food and decent portions. If you want to get away from some of the expensive eateries with rich food, this is such a great contrast. Service is genuine and friendly and you get a lovely view of the beach. Recommended!

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank MellyD82
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

The cafe is in a lovely spot and we sat outside and ordered the big breakfast as recommended by the waitress however we should have stuck with ham and cheese given where we were. The bacon was two thin rashers, the fried eggs were over cooked and dry and I ordered the toast which was cheap white bread and cold, husband ordered the bread which was a delicious baguette. The white coffee was made with sterilised milk out of a push button machine and was poor. The pain au chocolat was delicious and the orange juice was fresh but we had to ask for it three times before they delivered it. The service was poor and for AUD60, I expected much more. Tip is to go for classically French breakfast and you'll be happy.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank SarahM7547
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