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The Summit Cafe

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Devil's Point Road | Mele Rd, Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 546 9296
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Frankston, Australia
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right next to the zip line so when you finish the zip line you can call in there for a cool drink. The surrounding gardens are beautiful and the view from the top of the summit is breathtaking, they also sell great scented candles I am told. Hurry to visit this place as it is rumoured to cease operations... More 

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Thank Dennis A
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Dennis A, Thank you for your review, and yes we too are glad you got the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views with a cool drink and make some purchases of the sandalwood based The Summit Vanuatu products that are truly Made in Vanuatu, before The Summit Café & Shop moved to their new location to the recently opened... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Catch a B bus and politely say "please take me to the summit cafe". I walked from Mele to the summit - it is not far, but it is very steep. I was looking for the "zipline" (same location, different operators) and had to wait for next zipline tour. While waiting I had a Tusker beer and a pizza, and... More 

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Thank goobaball
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Hi goobaball, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you managed to utilise your time well whilst waiting for the next Vanuatu Jungle Zipline ride by having a pizza and refreshments at The Summit Café. A great place to relax and take in the magnificent views over Mele Bay. Thanks for the tip about catching a local bus to... More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice food and very friendly staff. Well done to the summit for no longer having entrance fee to the garden and for offering good services !

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Thank mammorel
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Deaqr mammorel, Thank you for your review and visit to The Summit Café. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal and refreshments. Yes, the staff in the Café & Gift Shop are very friendly, they enjoy talking to visitors. We hope you took the opportunity to wander through The Summit Gardens during your visit. There hasn't been an admission fee... More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A rather long up hill journey to get to the Summit had us wondering if we were doing the right thing. However once at the top we realised it was well worth it. So many interesting plants in a lovely setting and great views of the bays.

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Thank kevinkerry2017
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Dear kevinkerry2017, Thank you for your review and for making the right choice of visiting The Summit Gardens, Café & Gift Shop. From what you wrote it sounds like you may have walked up the hill to The Summit Gardens? It is a winding road up the hill and a short drive up but as you found well worth the... More 

Arundel, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were keen to visit the gardens and with the Cafe there too , it made sense to sit and relax and have a bite to eat. Service as usual was excellent - Carl attended to our needs more than adequately. The menu was quite good with a nice range and variety. Having a ice cold Tusker and taking in... More 

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Thank Merlin282
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Merlin282, Many thanks for your wonderful review of your visit to The Summit Café & Gift Shop. We are pleased you enjoyed the time you spent at The Summit and taking the opportunity of wandering The Summit Gardens. It certainly is a great way to unwind for a couple of hours or more. We appreciate your feedback on the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Delicious lunch at the cafe overlooking Port Vila and Hideaway Island. Friendly staff and well worth the drive up the hill!

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Thank KMK20132014
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Dear KMK20132014, Thank you for having a meal and refreshments at The Summit Café. We are so happy you enjoyed lunch, the views are magnificent and one can spend some time relaxing up at The Summit. The vast majority of Ni-vans are very happy, friendly people and the staff at The Summit Café & Gift Shop are no exception. They... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went Zip Lining and the office is right next to the Summit Cafe.We had delicious pizzas and a beer. You can sit inside or outside. Somewhere nice to relax.

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Thank f0rby4
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Hi f0rby4, Thank you for coming to The Summit Cafe which is located within The Summit Gardens and adjacent Vanuatu Jungle Zipline (separate businesses). What a great way to come down from your adrenlin rush of zipping through the trees and over the canyon by stopping at The Summit Cafe for a meal and refreshments! The wood fired pizza oven... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Kudos to Kal! Worth his weight in gold to this cafe. He greeted us at the entrance with a friendly smile and gave us a mini tour around the cafe and an explanation of the views. After we ordered Kal sat with us and shared with us a little about the local culture and his life in the village. Very... More 

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Thank narnie05
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Hi narnie05, Many thanks for visiting and reviewing The Summit Cafe which is located within The Summit Gardens. We have passed on your wonderful comments to Karl, he is a treasureand has great interaction with all visitors. The local Ni-Vanuatu people are very friendly, happy people with big smiles and they love to talk to visitors about their culture and... More 

Mooloolaba
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We walked in the garden and then had lunch. The service was good as was the food. Great lime juice. The views as you do the garden walk are very spectacular.

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Thank thomoMooloolaba
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Hi thomoMooloolaba, Thank you for visiting The Summit Gardens and having a meal and refreshments at The Summit Cafe. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and the fresh Tahitian lime juice. The limes are grown in our plantations at The Summit, several tonnes are exported to NZ annually and the pettigrain of Tahitian lime leaves and twigs makes a... More 

Australia
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The cafe is in a new location and has same nice views, small lunch menu but interesting with dishes such as lap lap, pies, wraps and curries in the same building as the shops. The staff were very friendly and the gardens are still better than mine!!

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Thank PeaceAndLight
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Cafe, responded to this review

Hi PeaceAndLight, Thank you for your review and return visit to The Summit Cafe and Gift Shop. As you found, the Cafe and Gift Shop in the new location within The Summit Gardens and the views are just as spectacular from the patio if not more so! We have recently installed a new wood fired pizza oven so you must... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Devil's Point Road | Mele Rd, Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 546 9296
Description
The Summit Cafe is located within the 6ha gardens of The Summit tourist facility on Devil's Point Road, 20 minutes out from Port Vila in Vanuatu. The Cafe features a menu of moderately priced "comfort" food influenced by Melanesian and French cooking traditions, but based upon time honored recipes from around the world, and served on non-traditional eco-friendly serveware. The Cafe features alfresco dining for lunch, morning and afternoon teas 7 days a week, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available. the café will provide light and exquisite cold or chambre food to tingle the taste buds. For all choices, patrons can rest assured that the produce is fresh, local, seasonal and loved. We cater for all classes of dining from quick and tasty takeaways... to fine dining a la carte...to weddings and other functions. You will find only fresh, local ingredients which are in season, lovingly crafted for your enjoyment by our very talented Ni-Vanuatu kitchen staff and served with huge Vanuatu Smiles by their front of house counterparts.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?