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Le Cafe du Village

Lanai Hwy | Beside the Grand Hotel, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 27789
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lanai Hwy | Beside the Grand Hotel, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Best restaurant in Port Vila
"Ten out of ten for service, food and hospitality."
David S
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2. Fabulous Dinner
"The food was amazing including lobster fresh from the sea beside us"
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3. Best restaurant in Port Vila
"Amazing customer service & awesome food!"
Damon M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food (and coffee) was amazing. Lots of variety and the seafood was especially good. Nice central location right on the water so you enjoy a picturesque view also. Staff are very friendly and provide great service. Tip for guests staying at Iririki: the punt...More

Thank Andrew K
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 June 2018

On our recent holiday In Vanuatu my wife and I were keen to eat lots of seafood. We did just that and our best dining experience was at Le Cafe du Village on the waterfront in the middle of Port Vila Town. The food was...More

Thank snrcribby
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had dinner twice now. Thought after few years it would have improved, boy I was wrong. The staff are not attentive to customers especially local customers. The staff are not hospitable. It takes almost an hour for food to be bought and the food quality...More

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Simon T, Public Relations Manager at Le Cafe du Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Anon I was very sorry to read of your disappointment. All of our guest are very important to us but in a small community such as Port Vila it is very disappointing to read of displeasure from a local. Please make contact with us...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were very disappointed by this restaurant as we had heard glowing reviews. My daughter's chorizo and prawn pasta had no chorizo, no sauce, and was swimming in water because the pasta hadn't been drained properly. The salt and pepper calamari was good but my...More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanderd along the front and thought good reviews we will eat here for lunch .Lovely location and only 3 couples we orderd 2 drinks ,immediately we dont have that beer sir . Fine i will have another on the list ,2 minuits later sorry...More

Thank happy1949
Simon T, Public Relations Manager at Le Cafe du Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear happy 1949. I was sorry to read of your dissatisfaction with your lunch. We do unfortunately run out of things, not just us, the whole island and unfortunately it is not possible to reprint the menu/lists every time something is out of stock. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying next door at the Grand Hotel and Casino (not impressed, see separate review). While this is restaurant has a predominantly seafood menu in the evenings, having spent 5 days at Trees and Fishes Resort (very happy, see separate review) where I had...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In for a late night feed and didn’t disappoint. Lovely food at reasonable prices served promptly and as ordered.

Thank ColinRosewarne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is right in town. Close to everything but still relaxing. The food is enjoyable and staff really helpful. They also run a sunset Cruise from there that you have to book with nibbles and a few drinks.

Thank rachael j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat there on many occasion Was always well treated from the staff to the owner Food was always tasty and excellent the wine selection was superb with a reasonable price! Job well done from all. Now back in Canada I really miss the Cafe du...More

Thank dragonvol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch prior to leaving for the airport on our last day in Vanuatu. The menu and wine list were extensive, and the outdoor, waterfront seating provided a pleasurable atmosphere. The staff were genuinely attentive and when we mentioned our timeframe for...More

Thank Lindyblu
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15 January 2017|
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Response from Vanuatu_Ecotours | Reviewed this property |
please don t ask for coconut crab !!! there is an endangered species....thank for your understanding.
26 October 2016|
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Response from Simon T | Property representative |
Hello Damoske, We have afew dishes, Our Morrocan spiced carrot filo rolls with mint yoghurt is very popular and we also have a vegetable and chickpea tagine served with couscous and a very nice Penne pasta with goats... More
9 August 2016|
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Response from Simon T | Property representative |
Hi Ratacake, normally we are closed on Mondays but we make an excpetion and open when there is a cruise ship visiting. Would you like to make a resrvation? Kimd regards Simon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 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: +678 27789
  • E-mail
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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