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Nambawan Cafe

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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 554 4826
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Mon - Tue 06:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take some time out. The water taxi from the wharf stops there and it is in a central location. The food and coffee are fine but the biggest bonus in my view is that there is free Wi-Fi. I happened to share a table with the owner as he worked in the casual atmosphere... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here twice with the family while in Port Vila for 10 days which in itself says alot. The food is well priced and you are right next to the ocean with a nice breeze. The second time we went they forgot part of our order and offered no recompense. Our 13 year old son waited 1 hour for a... More 

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Thank susiecampgirl
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location good cheap pizza Monday night. The extra large bar manager 😏😃😀always there to welcome you. Try local beer . If you are an Aussie this is the place to watch NRL and good old kiwi rugby mad nation., Watch all black get beaten by Aussies this year here. Just kidding . Wishful thinking , I heard someone said... More 

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Thank Alex D
Adelaide, Australia
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416 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had read the reviews here on TA and had popped in here for a beer a couple of times during our stay. This morning we were looking for a nice breakfast to start the day so decided to give Nambawan a try, despite it indifferent location. It was our first choice to be honest, but it was very disappointing.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had an afternoon snack at this place just last week. It was recommended by a friend to try as she would normally have her salad lunch here. It has a nice view of the Fatumaru Bay and have fresh fruits juices, fresh coconu, pizza and salad among others. However, we were disappointed with the service e.g. the staff that... More 

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Thank Lulu Z
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We stopped here for lunch. Ordered Pizza and Tusker. Food was good - beer always good. nice place for casual lunch and sitting watching the world go by

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Thank Conscot63
Queanbeyan, Australia
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had lunch at Nambawan on a Sunday, when most shops were closed in Port Vila. We split a pizza and each tried a fruit drink. All were tasty and good value for money. Service was prompt and the views across the harbour are unbeatable.

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Thank Nicole R
Gold Coast, Australia
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had fabulous Pizza's and coffee. I could others sat at the Cafe who were having lunch saying how good their food was also. It is a short walk into town and shopping, also less than 100m to an ATM. View is wonderful, not so great if it is torrential rain as very open but otherwise a great little cafe.

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Thank Dragonmum66
Berridale, Australia
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty simple lunch here while watching the boats go by. Freewifi, reasonable prices and prompt, friendly service make this a great lunch place.

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Thank Paul K
Frankston, Australia
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Relaxing location right on the water, refreshing drinks and a variety of meals from pizza to fish and chips and breakfast available.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 554 4826
Description
Nambawan is a relaxing water side cafe - built using local materials alongside the Arts and Craft Market. It has cafe fair, with a juice bar using only fresh ingredients (no concentrates or canned juices) and only imported fruits when not in season.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?