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Nambawan Cafe

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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Smoothies and juices!!

We thought this was a great find as we ate here twice, as it's right by the Helicopter booking office and our friends went up for a scenic flight. The men liked the 'big fella breakfasts and the women prefered the museli and eggs on toast and smoothies. The coffee's were very good as well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
SandyB027
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We thought this was a great find as we ate here twice, as it's right by the Helicopter booking office and our friends went up for a scenic flight. The men liked the 'big fella breakfasts and the women prefered the museli and eggs on toast and smoothies. The coffee's were very good as well!

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Brisbane
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast here a couple of times, good food and the juices and smoothies are awesome, nice view over the port of Vila.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped off at Nambawan cafe while exploring around Port Vila one day. Ordered the kava cocktail which was delicious! Can't remembered what we ordered but I remember it being my favourite place to eat in Port Vila.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Tried Numbawan on a few occasions and its ok. Great view of the harbour, free WIFI. The food is ok nothing special - good place to check your email and grab a cold drink. Popular with tourists craving a pizza

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great all the time but movie nights are fabulous. Food pretty limited but fresh and tasty. Friendly and efficient

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We liked the water views as it's right on the water edge; a very busy place for locals and tourists and a place to find someone to talk to if you're alone. Their food is not always fresh as we found out, otherwise a good place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Every morning for two weeks I'd have bacon and eggs with a mug of tea. The bacon and eggs were always perfect and after the first day when I said I wanted a "kiwi" cuppa tea (mug not a ponsy cup n saucer etc) I always got a mug. Sounds silly but that they remember me and what I like... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We loved coming here to relax with a lime juice. They have some great deals on pizzas (which are generously sized and delicious). Hopefully the weekly movies will start again soon- they're just trying to fix the roof after the cyclone.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a small cafe that does a range of food, and has probably the best coffee on the island - but don't expect too much. The tables are simple but the views across the lagoon are lovely. More a snack/coffee spot

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I can say that a few times I have been happy to sit here for a few hours and just watch the world go by.

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Additional Information about Nambawan Cafe

Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 55 44826
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Pizza, Cafe

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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: Pizza, Cafe

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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