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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, European, 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

We had the seafood chowder as recommended by another Tripadvisor review. Very nice and served in a large bread roll so very filling. Took the reviewer's advice and ordered two starters to share as our mains as the chowder really fills you up. Unfortunately, the...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing customer service & awesome food! The Vanuatu Prawns were the best I’d ever had! A must visit!

Thank Damon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could see the Cafe from our Fare at Iririki resort. Thought we should investigate, so we did. Popped in for a cheeky shandy and reviewed the menu. Choices were interesting and tempting. Went back for dinner and glad we did. Chowder was fabulous but...More

Thank funkycolin69
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe/restaurant on the water is the perfect place to unwind and relax while watching the sun go down. Simon and his staff were incredibly friendly and attentive. The fresh seafood platter was everything we were hoping for and more, washed down with a great...More

Thank Joanna N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would be hard-pressed to find a better-placed or more atmospherically congenial restaurant, looking past a couple of fishing boats, across the still waters of Vila Bay, in the direction of the island of Iririki. We had arrived early, before sunset. We have known le...More

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

Dear TheOldiesBrisbane Thank you so much for your eloquent review. It was a joy to read and brought a smile to the faces of all the staff. We are very happy that you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our cruise to the South Pacific Islands we stopped at Port Villa, Vanuatu. We were exploring the local markets and after a while got a bit peckish. We looked around for somewhere to eat and we came across this hidden treasure across the street....More

Thank DimitriosJanet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Open air restaurant, friendly local staff, clean setting on the water. Meals were average, fish had an unusual smell. Very expensive at Aussie rates. Was given a bill in Vatu with an Aussie exchange rate of .73. Daily rate was actually . 89. Charged $50...More

Thank Martin B
Simon T, Manager at Le Cafe du Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Martin B Thank you for your comments. I am not sure what the staff did to give you the impression they were "still expecting a tip" as tipping is not customary in Vanuatu so I would have been interested to learn which staff member...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite restaurant in the whole of Port Vila! The food is just scrumptious, and of course shows a huge French influence. But it still has a local twist, and the staff there are a big part of that with their welcoming ways.

Thank Laura_wraton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit was happy hour one afternoon near 5pm, great mojitos and a sunset to view. Food was good. My second visit was lunch time a couple days later when I had the fish salad, it was terrific. Looks great served in a coconut...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the architecture, the atmosphere, the view and menu this place says "relax". I casually walked in and sat at a nice spot on the veranda facing the habour. The service was equally relaxed so I ordered a beer. The special on the board was...More

Thank Kevin H
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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.
25 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$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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