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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
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Tue 06:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good selection of food and fresh juices. Big fans provide a nice breeze creating a nice place to chill with friends.

Thank Glenelgirl
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely people and nice outlook but the coffee is poor. There was also a guy hanging around with a lizard and if you had a photo he would demand $$.....same tactic ruins Rome.

Thank brigham1436
Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I regularly drop in here for a coffee (latte). I have purchased a coffee card, so works out about 250 VUV per cup. The smoothies are great! Bursting with flavour and good sizes. The view is great, and the staff are very friendly. We turned up for brunch one day and were a little disappointed, as took 40 mins for... More 

Thank sandradhjj
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

came to town on a water taxi and decided to have some lunch before hitting the streets, great fruit drinks and fresh lime juice the menu is good and the staff are friendly

Thank alanarobertsflygirl
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here most days to unwind at the end of the day, great fruit drinks and even better pizza. Eat in or take away,

Thank R L
Portsmouth UK
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The location is great and when the seafront has been renovated it will have a fabulous outlook. The breakfast was great as was the fruit punch. Nice to see locals and ex pats eating there. Well done Ivan and keep up the hard work.

Thank PacificDiana
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We only went there for drinks, but the staff were very friendly, and the menu good, with less expensive food. They are renovating along the sea front and it will be really nice when the work is finished, and a nice place to sit and look at the sea and Irririki resort, and have something to eat.

Thank Norah L
Newcastle, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?