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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 24 min
8:00 am - 9:30 pm Hours
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal here. My husband and I were in Vanuatu 30years after our honeymoon here. After a full day of touring it was lovely to just sit by the water to eat my favourite meal of coconut crab. Service was good without being...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dhl1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited Le Cafe du Village a number of times over the years, and have enjoyed some nice meals there, so we decided to visit for lunch again. The cafe has a good location, with views across to Iririki, and is the starting point for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SujoyP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful night out for dinner, great service and wonderful staff with great smiles. The food some of the best that we had.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We visit Port Vila twice a year and always visit "le café" at least once. The service is usually fantastic and the food/wine has been to a great standard. Basicly not a lot changed since our last review in 2014 so no point in posting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tony F
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Cafe du Village is located well nearby Iriricki Island ferry. Meals were nice for lunch and staff helpful. Reasonable price for alcohol. Lovely location beside waterfront. Seating inside and out with wifi available.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NKR59
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We have visited several times before, some years ago, when this place was great. Very disappointing now and would not recommend at all. Amazing waterfront location but very expensive for mediocre food. Lots of potatoes and chips served with tough meat / chicken. Wait staff...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ProfVUW
Simon T, Public Relations Manager at Le Cafe du Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear ProfVUW We were very disappointed to read your comment for as you are only too aware our manager took your feedback very seriously. However he was unsure how to address your initial complaints regarding the name of the restaurant and the fact it does...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The view is great and so was the food. We went here twice for dinner and had delicious meals both times. Great martinis and helpful staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Steak was tough. No green vegetables. Poorly presented. Didn’t get the usual bread roll. No water brought to the table. Staff confused over bill and made the whole process very stressful. Very disappointing as this is our usual go to place when in Vanuatu.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Deanna75
Simon T, Public Relations Manager at Le Cafe du Village, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Deanna75. I read your review with dissapointment although cannot find any reviews from your previous visits. We apologise if you thought the steak was tough, did you tell the waiter when they asked how your meal was? Apologise if you were not served bread....More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Has stunning views of the waterfront, the restaurant offers a wide range of choices on its menu. The staff are very helpful and friendly and provide very professional service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank martinaboboko
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Delicious lunch had by us all. Tables right on the harbour front, so great position, very relaxing. Good food, great staaff

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mjw29j
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15 January 2017|
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Response from ecomanvila | 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 658simont | 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 658simont | 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
USD 3 - USD 22
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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