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Nambawan Cafe

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Pizza, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop
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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 55 44826
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good value

Great spot on the waterfront to grab a beer and snack. The pizza is popular as was the Mediterranean wrap in our group of people. I met people that have frequented there after the first stop, that's good news. I only went there once due to a hectic schedule. people

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Nadine S
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Cooktown
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  • Families with children
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Cooktown
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great spot on the waterfront to grab a beer and snack. The pizza is popular as was the Mediterranean wrap in our group of people. I met people that have frequented there after the first stop, that's good news. I only went there once due to a hectic schedule. people

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Darwin, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I visited Vanuatu in February and visited this cafe twice. Both times we had great service and the food and drinks were well priced and delicious. I'd recommend this cafe to anyone in Port Vila.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Ask any local to take you to the number one cafe and this is the cafe you get. Lovely food, very friendly staff and free wifi for customers. Relax in or out of the sun. You can eat and drink local foods or stick to your normal beverage and a beautiful pizza. I've been a lot and sampled both. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Amazing place. Best café in Port Vila!!! Outdoor film screenings, good coffee, friendly place and amazing view! We loved it!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went several times for movies nights and for lunch/ dinners also. Always good service, decent food, and the movies were the highlight- 3 nights a week, waterfront movies in an idyllic setting. Seating is all outdoor under cover so might be ok with drizzle but wouldn't recommend in stormy weather.

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Brisbane
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This awesome little cafe is right on the sea wall. offers movies on certain nights of the week. Friendly staff, great relaxed atmosphere and fantastic pizzas! We ate here alot during our time in Vanuatu

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Canberra, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I've visited here many times in the past few years. I'd have to say it's my favourite spot in Port Vila. I have a few different Nambawan experiences in my mind. The first one is going there for breakfast, ordering my Tanna coffee, some homemade french toast and kicking back whilst i read the Vanuatu Post newspaper. The second is... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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

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

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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, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?