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Nambawan Cafe

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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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Berridale, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty simple lunch here while watching the boats go by. Freewifi, reasonable prices and prompt, friendly service make this a great lunch place.

Thank Paul K
Frankston, Australia
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing location right on the water, refreshing drinks and a variety of meals from pizza to fish and chips and breakfast available.

Thank Dennis A
Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to have something to eat and drink, right on the waterfront at Vila. It's a bit tricky to find as there's construction going on in the area but persist it's worth it !

Thank Lapun
Lodz, Poland
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332 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The only place in center that serves famous local coffee - tanna that grow on volcanic mountain of Vaniatu. Vibe of the place is very Aussie - free water to drink, good cappuccino and nice service . Good internet connection . Sea view is extra plus. Don't miss coffee ! They also have long list of extra events they organize... More 

Thank very-sunny
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food was good and the beer was cold. Good service and clean, I might also add. After being off the grid for a couple of weeks, the Nambawan Cafe was surely a treat. I hope to return sometime.

Thank Gallitorojo
Hervey Bay, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A pleasant place to have a coffee or snack. They do meals but I have only tried the burgers and pizzas. Nice waterfront location although the work going on at present takes a bit away. Still it will be good in the longer term. Definitely would go again.

Thank Mark_i_kam_long_Qld
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Right on the water, cold beer, great food that is well priced and amazing staff. Ticks all the right boxes!

Thank pams951
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 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 6 January 2017

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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
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?