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Top Choice Italian in Pointe-Noire

Il Pepe Nero

Sleek and stylish, with tables scattered across a terrace overlooking a well-kept lawn, this Italian restaurant is one of Pointe-Noire's best and is a favourite for expats who crowd the place at lunch. Dinner is rat…
Top Choice International in Pointe-Noire

Kactus Restaurant

This excellent Pointe-Noire institution in the heart of downtown has a large and high-quality menu. Choices run from excellent salads and pasta dishes to a variety of burgers and thin-crust pizzas. Don't miss the sh…
Vegan in Pointe-Noire

Loving Hut

This very unexpected vegan restaurant in the heart of Pointe-Noire is a welcome break for anyone appreciating animal-free cuisine. The entire set up is quite charming, with outside tables in a small garden lit by fa…
Beach in Pointe-Noire

La Côte Sauvage

Pointe-Noire's best and most popular beaches are located to the south of the city and are known locally as 'the wild coast'. There are lots of stalls serving fresh fish and cold beers, as well as plenty of room to e…
Bakery in Pointe-Noire

L'Orchidée Patisserie

More or less the social nexus of Pointe-Noire, this superpopular bakery and cafe does good coffee, pastries and sandwiches, and makes for a great meeting place, with a large terrace and a climate-controlled interior…
Beach in Pointe-Noire

Pointe Indienne

This lovely stretch of sandy beach 19km north of Pointe-Noire is a great place for a day trip out of the city. It's popular with locals at weekends, and there are several hotels and restaurants here, though during t…
Gorge in Pointe-Noire

Diosso Gorge

Half an hour north of Pointe-Noire, just outside the dusty village of Diosso, is the remarkable scenery of Diosso Gorge, which tears through the otherwise ordinary landscape between the village and the coast in a bl…
Museum in Pointe-Noire

Musée Ma-Loango

Some way north of Pointe-Noire in the village of Diosso is this rather surprisingly located history museum, which covers the history of Congo and its colonisation. It's a small and rather unusual collection, but it'…
Congolese in Pointe-Noire

Restaurant Gaspard

Excellent barbecued fish and Congolese cuisine makes Restaurant Gaspard a must-visit in Pointe-Noire. Arrive here in good time, as it's fiercely popular and the specials often sell out. It's a fair way out of the ci…