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Nambawan Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 554 4826
Mon - Tue 06:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My school group and I had the cafe all to ourselves for dinner. The cafe brought out delicious pizzas very quickly and had a lovely view of the water from our outdoor tables. Reasonably priced too!

Thank sarahj8882016
Sydney, Australia
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160 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This wasnt air conditioned but sitting outside under cover there can be a breeze and the wifi was good. I just asked for the password so cant comment on the food/drinks etc but I would have paid anything for a proper cup of coffee after the cruise ships' terrible offering(of the free selection)

Thank 557jill557
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used as a meeting point for a lot of tours.Right on the water,nice view,just got two cans soft drink there, at $3AU each.Apparently free WiFi,but a password IS reqd, & didn't want to ask for it,after only buying a drink.

Thank Marty W
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here one day after a dive...fish and chips and a beer was great. Came back for dinner later in the trip and watched a movie on their small open area movie screen. Unexpected, but made for a great night! Pizza was delicious too!

Thank Diving B
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OOPS what a shocker-with all the noise of big machines then this was disappointing. In the past it was good for coffee and bite and hope to see that again but looks like it will be a long time with construction there.

Thank Dee D
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in her for lunch after going there for dinner the night before. Was very quiet for dinner but more lively for lunch. Good diverse menu and very affordable, about $15nzd for big breakfast. Kava juices yummy and strong. Smoothies fresh and yum. Trendy atmosphere and music by the water, will be lovely once waterside works ate complete.

Thank Jeany88
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, lovely location. Can be busy but the food was great. Good meeting place for tours. Reasonably priced

Thank Shannon D
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly there is constriction work happening on the doorstep of this place currently. We took a seat and it must have been lunch break, after we ordered a digger started up and we were breathing in the fumes. Cafe seems fine, but currently it's not comfortable due to the construction.

Thank IT-Emperor
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view, very friendly people. Even noticed locals sitting in having their afternoon coffee. Love the Ice Coffee.

Thank Lisa R
New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Relaxed dining. Awesome staff at reasonable prices. Staff take interest in your happiness. Nice views good food and drinks. Wound up spending a leisurely afternoon here.

Thank strawkiri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?