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Nambawan Cafe

) #10 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
Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location on the water. We accessed the jet boat rides from here. Well known by all. A man with live geckos all over him is likely to approach you and get money out of you for photos with his geckos.

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the food and drink here a little overpriced, some cheese a slice of ham and 2 slices of bread the equivalent of £3+

Thank Eileen E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice port front cafe, reasonable prices by PV standards. Good place for a drink and a snack. Friendly and casual.

Thank RockDr23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes good. Sometimes not. Don't go on Sundays. Not the normal staff and they don't understand english very well. I ordered 4 sandwiches and none were made right. One had to be sent back more than once. Other times I have gone the service was...More

Thank Chi O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a morning tea break here on Independence Day, one of the few businesses open on Sunday. It was quite busy, and the staff were flat out. We enjoyed the coffee and snacks we had, and the price was reasonable

Thank jondoughty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a walk through the new waterfront area, and had a juice, smoothie and a coffee. All were excellent.

Thank Lindsay_Heming
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe is on the seafront in the heart of Port Vila with a lovely view. It has free wifi if you buy food and drink. It's under an outdoor thatched roof so you can have respite from the sun. Food was nice. We went...More

Thank wendy22102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a cup of tea and a bowl of chips. It was not overly busy but we waited 10mins for the tea and 30mins for the chips which were barely warm and not worth the wait

Thank Les R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nambawan is an ok café with good food and coffee best thing is it is open on a Sunday. Port Vila is like a ghost town on sundays but this place is open and has Wifi.

Thank thetechnologist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for juices, quick beer or a light bite to eat. Right on the water. Simple little cafe, but great!

Thank LauraWarden
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
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
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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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