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The Best Cafe

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Cafe, French, Bar, European, Pub
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45 Rue de Sebastopol, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
+687 25.10.10
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Coffee here twice on our visit and it was good,nice friendly Staff who spoke English. Whilst we did not eat here saw New Zealanders and Australians off Cruise ships ordering from the Menu and they were all happy. A good place to stop by for a cool beer.

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Thank rosemaryc438
Morgane P, Responsable commercial at The Best Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Rosemaryc438, We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at Le Best Café. It is with great pleasure that we have shared your review with the all team, and we are proud to have reach your expectations. Thank for your time, we hope to see you again for your next trip in... More 

Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff too. Near the hotel de Paris and the top end of coconut park. We came for the internet but enjoyed the coffee. Food and drinks look good too

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Thank Alan057
Auckland, New Zealand
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149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Being right next door to the Best Western Hotel, this café has the opportunity to provide a showcase of food and drink to visitors to New Caledonia. However, to be honest the place is not good. The hamburgers were collapsed soggy layers of sludge and the drinks were expensive. The chips were good though. I thought smoking was illegal inside... More 

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Thank Bryan B
Orlando, Florida
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This little gem over here is located on the street right behind the Bernheim national library and 12 minutes walk from the cruise ship terminal if you cut across through Coconut square. I decided to try some of the local desserts over here. The staff were all very friendly and it is one of those rare places in Noumea where... More 

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Thank flashgordon2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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765 reviews
547 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Tucked away next to a Best Western Hotel, Marie-Luce has climbed to the top of the culinary scene in Noumea and offers New Caledonian specialities to a diverse clientele, foreigners as well as locals. She excels in the preparation of many different cuisines such as Montmartroise salad from France, T-bone steak from Australia, chicken brochette from Greece, lamb tajine from... More 

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Thank gabykouchacji
Geelong, Australia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We called into Noumea while on board the P&O liner Jewel Princess. While out exploring, and there wasn't too much to see, we came across The Best cafe which advertised free Wifi. We ordered 2 ham and cheese toasted sandwiches and 2 cokes. at a staggering $43 AUS. The Wifi was very very weak. Even checking emails was so slow.... More 

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1 Thank SundownersOldie
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We visited The Best Cafe most days during our stay in Noumea. The service here is excellent and they truly have the Best Hamburgs in Noumea. The Cafe is clean and tidy, the service is fast and friendly and the staff are very helpful to those of us struggling with our French! If you come to Noumea, you must come... More 

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2 Thank CallKat2015
Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

...while your buddies gets a tattoo around the corner! Friendly service and a nice open terrace overlooking Rue de Sevastopol. It might not be the most beautiful sight in Noumea, but central and handy when you have to wait for friends and don't want to go too far away.

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Thank ScubaPixel
Adelaide
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127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We visited this cafe purely for the free wifi. The staff were very pleasant and happily gave us the password even though we only purchased drinks.

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Thank Kellyansapansa
Perth, Australia
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991 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Eating out in Noumea is an expensive option especially with Aussie dollars We found this café a little more affordable than many. has reasonable menu, food & service

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Thank Darrel J

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, French, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Rue de Sebastopol, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Caledonia  >  Grand Terre  >  Noumea
  • Phone Number: +687 25.10.10

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?