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French, Bar, Cafe, European
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed 19 October 2019

I took a nice walk up from the harbour in search for a beer. This led me to “The Best Cafe” situated up the hill near the “Hotel Le Paris”. The cafe had plenty of seating both on ground and level one. I ordered a...glass of the local beer. They come in two sizes with 220ml being the smaller and cheaper one. The 220ml of the local beer “Number One” costs 730 francs which was $10.95AUD at my current exchange rates. Feeling refreshed and broke after the one transaction of Number One. Very expensive place is Noumea.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

Nice setting near cathedral and FOL Hill but only average food. Had terrace seating plus indoor seating. Very slow service. Expensive.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Had a very enjoyable meal here - good food, friendly staff. One tip - if you visit the loos, the water to the handbasin is operated by a foot pedal underneath....different! :-)

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Next to Hotel Le Paris, I was looking for a light meal after arriving late from airport. The salad was wonderful, service excellent and quick. It is, like most things in Noumea, quite expensive, but the food and service excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We were looking for a quick lunch after visiting the City Museum. Best Cafe is a 5 minute walk. Service was relaxed. The burgers were well cooked and tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

2 options for breakfast on a saturday at 8:30? 1,300cfp for two coffees? In saying that, the cappuccino was nice.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived late and somewhat frazzled. Excellent, warm reception from waitress, who spoke good franglais (she'd lived in Sydney and Canberra). Excellent food, good service, fairly priced, most enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

We just stopped by for a snack to get out of the rain and were warmly welcomed and served quickly. Fresh croissants and perfect coffee but the hot chocolate could do with more stirring and heat in preparation. We’re a bit bothered by a smoker...close to our table but able to switch to a smoke free zone no trouble.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Morgane P, Responsable commercial at The Best Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Bonjour Theresa D, We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at The Best Cafe. We are thrilled you enjoyed the welcoming and the service. Thank you for your time, we hope to see you again for your...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Arrived here as could walk from Marina. Was in Noumea after Sailing from Sydney. Simple bar and breakfast looks out on the street. Not open Sunday.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Morgane P, Responsable commercial at The Best Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Bonjour Rumbakerry, Thank you for your time, we hope to see you again..

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

During our family holiday we decided to go next door to where we were staying and have dinner. So very glad we did. Tiffany out waitress and Henry the manager were just wonderful. Amazing food, superb service and just the most wonderful ambience. It was...so good we are going back before we depart for home. If your staying at a hotel in town don’t worry about heading out for dinner because this little hidden gem has everything you need, amazing food , great service and special staff that we will keep in touch with. Love this place.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Morgane P, Responsable commercial at The Best Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Bonjour, We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at Le Best Café We are thrilled you enjoyed the food and the service. We are proud to have reach your expectations. Thank you for your time, we hope...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

It’s two years since I was last in Noumena and I still could remember the coffee that I had at The Best Cafe. So we made this our first stop and coffee was just as I remembered. After two days at sea it was great...to access a very good wifi free of charge while having our coffee. Staff are great place is very clean and easy to get to from where shuttle bus from port drops you off.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Morgane P, Responsable commercial at The Best Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Bonjour Blc45reb, We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at The Best Café. We are thrilled you enjoyed spending time with us. Thank you for your time, we hope to see you again for your next stop...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

We were lucky enough to stop by this cafe when we were walking through Noumea. We don't speak French, and were not sure what to order. Our server was very patient with us and suggested a Moroccan dish that we had never heard of. The...food was the best that we'd had in weeks! Our dessert of Profiteroles was unbelievably good. We would visit Noumea again just to go to this cafe!!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Morgane P, Responsable commercial at The Best Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Bonjour Jjockusch, We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at The Best Café. It is with a great pleasure that we have shared your review with the all team, and we are proud to have reach your...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Good lunch food and drinks for a break from french food ... burgers etc available. Free wifi. Offers a bistro area and bar snacks.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Great ambiance, very reasonably priced food for Noumea. Lots of choices. The prawn salad is great and the chicken tandoori burger is a tasty interesting variety. Friendly service - young vibe.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Just a day port call in Noumea, we got off a cruise ship for a look around. We passed the cafe we attended the last time we had visited and decoded to try The Best Cafe (Le Best Cafe) as it was nice and inviting...from the road and looked clean and fresh. We found a table ourselves, sat down and were soon attended to by a very friendly wait person. My French is not very good and her English was not great but better than my French. Ordered a nice 500ml glass of draft beer called No1, made in Noumea and a pot of English Breakfast tea with separate milk. We also wished to catch up on emails etc and requested password for their free wi-fi. The young lady waitress wrote it down for us. Drinks arrived and nice pot of tea and quality china, a little biscuit on the saucer, separate milk in jug and a frosty cold beer. Wi-fi was very good, stable and fast connection. Used the rest rooms which were upstairs, very clean and fresh as well. Noticed some lovely pastries and croissants being served to other tables, nice aromas from the coffee and breads and pastries filled the cafe. Nice atmosphere here, friendly staff ad our table had a view of the comings and goings of the street as people went about their daily business. You pay the cashier when ready. Bill was (Central Pacific Franks) F1,450 and I handed over F2,000 and motioned for the change to go in their tip jar, cashier was very appreciated and thanked me. I in return said it was a pleasure in French, got a great big smile so my French was either quite good or the opposite very bad.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Morgane P, Responsable commercial at The Best Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Bonjour Edward F, We would like to thank you for your very nice review. It is with a great pleasure that we have shared your review with the all team, and we are proud to have reach your expectations. Thank you for your time, we...More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5