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Nambawan Cafe

) #11 of 69 Restaurants in Port Vila $ , Cafe,
Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 554 4826
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
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11 - 20 of 568 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to come here from the staff at our resort. We went at lunch time and the service was really slow. The food wasn't crash hot either - there was processed ham (reminded me of spam) in my sons ham and cheese roll....More

Thank 536catherine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great local beers, amazing food and good service! Was a great place to relax and just watch the bustle of Port Vila

Thank Millie_eilliM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ventured in off the street one weekday after walking through town. It looked like a great spot for a bite to eat and a drink. Great views overlooking the bay, boats and Iririki island. Sitting outdoors, undercover with feet in shallow sand was a...More

Thank Redback_Venom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice cafe on the waterfront. B/fast was good as well as the jiuces and smoothes my children ordered. Coffee a little weak so ask for an extra shot. Staff reasonable friendly.

Thank Kylie S
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Menu looked good, but almost nothing left on the lunch menu at 12:30. The smoothie, however, was good.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Oily pizza to the point where the crust was soaked My juice was okay just a little sour They had sold out of a few things such as bread The service was a little slow but not unbearably so

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Stopped in for a coffee after a helicopter flight and ended up having lunch, waitresses were very helpful, menu had a good range for a cafe. The food was fresh and tasty.

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 24 June 2017

had a quick bite to eat after getting a water taxi to town, the food is good but the views are much better.

Thank stevepomontour
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I loved how this cafe over looked the harbour. The food was really nice and free wifi is always a winner. The staff were lovely.

Thank Lissie E
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a casual, open air café right on the harbour and is a hangout for locals and (unfortunately!) all the cruise ship tourists, as the water taxis bring them directly to the wharf there. Coffee is some of the best on the island when...More

Thank Steph G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
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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