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Nambawan Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Café
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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 55 44826
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Nambawan is a relaxing water side cafe - built using local materials...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great place to people watch

Simple , delicious drinks and food , especially lunch time wraps, on the Waterfront .lots goibg on around but plenty of space to sit back .good attentive service . Free wifi.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Simple , delicious drinks and food , especially lunch time wraps, on the Waterfront .lots goibg on around but plenty of space to sit back .good attentive service . Free wifi.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It's hot but right on the harbour and centrally-located, tucked into a bunch of other fast-serve places (and dive-shops, etc) in a tented bazaar-like cluster in downtown Port Vila.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Found this cafe and returned several times. Great location, lovely few and delicious, simple food & smoothies.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Try Nambawan beer as an alternative to tusker you will not be disappointed then head upstairs to the Mex for some fine Mexican food

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We ate or drank here every day after our morning diving with Big Blue. The coffee was great, the burgers were fresh and tasty. Great outlook over the water too !

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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped at Nambawan Cafe a few times for a cold drink while we were shopping. The service is quick and they have a good food menu. They also have free movies a few times a week which is fun. It's in a great position and has a great view. Right next to the market. All together a great little... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We found this cafe fabulous! Great selection of drinks including delicious fruit/veg juices and good variety of food items available. Can highly recommend the Mediteranean wrap. Prices extremely reasonable, location good overlooking Port Villa harbour and across to Irririki Isand to the left. Open air movies at 18.30hours a few nights a week. Worth locating, just past market.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The view was the only nice thing about this cafe. Service was fairly poor, we ended up leaving after ordering or drinks as could not get the attention of the waitresses. The fresh coconut has sweet but would have been even better cold.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great beachside cafe. Casual and funky vibe with great juices and pizzas. They also do open air movies under the stars, perfect for a balmy evening with a beer in hand. Central location right next to the markets.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Pizza was OK but a little over-cooked. Butter chicken was good, but I've had better elsewhere. I went there a few times but there are better and nicer places to eat along the Port Vila main strip.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 55 44826

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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