Top ChoiceAfrican in Libreville


This lovely colonial-style veranda restaurant in the heart of the Quartier Louis is very attractive. You'll find tempting dishes such as beef ndolé (a Cameroonian dish with peanuts, spices and ndolé bitter...

French in Libreville

Le Voilier

A very smart restaurant, Le Voilier is kitted out like a ship, with wood panelling and brass instruments, and has a small terrace in the front. The food is excellent and there's a good wine list.

African in Libreville

Jacky Cochon

It's beside a prison, the decor is Rasta chic and your food is fixed by a charmer of a long-dredded musician who's been rearing pigs for years. Pork heaven: try the various delicious pork main courses, and don't...

European in Libreville

Le Bateau Ivre

The Bateau isn't drunken at all, in fact it's rather refined, with a huge glass window giving views over the open sea, a smart menu of sophisticated European gastronomy and a great wine list. This is the place...

Italian in Libreville

La Dolce Vita

Ocean views, a great bar, and fabulous seafood, pastas and pizzas make this local institution within the bustling passenger port a Libreville favourite. Good specials, friendly staff and huge portions keep people...

Live Music in Libreville

Lokua Restaurant & Bar

It's all about the whisky and roots music at this impeccably dressed bar. There's a live band several times a week with a Louis Armstrong–esque lead singer. A limited bar menu has club sandwiches from CFA6000,...

Seafood in Libreville

La Voile Rouge

The most popular of several beachside restaurants along Au Bord de Mer, La Voile Rouge is busiest for Sunday lunch. There are tables inside and on the beach, a cocktail bar, and a menu featuring lots of fish as...

Club in Libreville

MB Club Privé

Dress up to get in the door here: there's a hugely popular black-and-purple bar, a disco and often live music. The entrance price depends on who's playing, and drinks aren't cheap, as you would expect.

Cafe in Libreville

Le Pelisson

This large place buzzes every day of the week when people drop in for the extensive breakfast menu or lunch (plat du jour CFA8000). In operation since 1928, it's a Libreville institution.

Soccer in Libreville

Omnisport Stadium

Home ground of Libreville's FC 105, the city's popular army and police football club, this state-of-the-art stadium houses 40,000 people. Tickets to matches can be bought on-site.

Club in Libreville

New Cotton Club

An old Libreville favourite, the Cotton Club attracts a slightly older clientele. It has a great buzz, especially on weekends. There's karaoke on Thursdays.

Cafe in Libreville

Palmier Doré

A popular coffee shop and bakery, this place has a lovely terrace just right for settling into an armchair and reading the newspaper over breakfast.

Arts Center in Libreville

French Institute

This cultural centre offers a wide range of events, films, concerts and shows. There's also a restaurant and wi-fi.

Seafood in Libreville

Chez Marie Qui Fait Chaud

Take a taxi to this Libreville institution (all cab drivers know the place). It isn't particularly atmospheric but Marie herself is a character. Her welcome is warm, and you'll eat very well indeed – choose...

Bar in Libreville

Le Cactus

A great little bar across the road from the seafront, Le Cactus has a variety of beers and good cocktails. There's food, too – it's called tapas in Gabon, but is really a snack like beef kebabs (CFA3000) or...

Shopping Centre in Libreville


The M'bolo complex is Libreville's biggest shopping centre, with lots of small shops and one large Casino supermarket selling food and just about anything else you might need. Next door, M'bolo Disco sells local...

Church in Libreville

Eglise de St-Michel de Nkembo

Highly decorated with carved pillars, bright murals and a big statue of St George killing the dragon, this church can hold up to 3000 people. The sculptor of the pillars is renowned artist Zéphirin Lendogno of...

Sports Bar in Libreville

Garden Caffé

This is a popular place with a garden, a bar and a huge sports screen. There are bar snacks to soak up the beer (for example sausages at CFA2000) and a dish of the day (CFA12,000). Bring plenty of mosquito...

Cafe in Libreville

La Parisienne

This is a pleasant place for breakfast, serving coffee, croissants and cakes. It's large inside, and has a few tables and bar stools outside, too. The pains au raisins (raisin Danish) are superb!