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Nambawan Cafe

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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
Yum!

We ate here twice & it was fantastic both times. Super chill feel with a great view of the water. Really enjoyed the fresh juice too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
WantToGoNow23
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Port Vila
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely location by the water and very relaxed friendly staff. Great pizzas and fresh juice drinks. The free Wi-Fi was great so we visited this lovely café often

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Thank I6221OPmargareth
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165 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favourite cafe's to visit for a drink or something to eat. The food is always fresh and delicious, drinks cold and the view amazing.

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1 Thank Susan W
Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

right on water, good wifi, good for hanging out and meeting people - coffee, wraps and coconut very good - staff friendly

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1 Thank Learnfast
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice enough food and a lovely setting right on the water front. However the smell of urine is over powering and off putting.

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Thank Andy C
Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do yourself a favour and have a smoothie at the Nambawan cafe. Great location to look out over the water and relax. Lovely staff as well!

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Thank ozzie4
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today friends and I had breakfast at Nambawan. Two bigfala brekies and the waffles with Nutella and ice cream. All the meals were great as were the chocolate milkshake, iced coffee and lime thickshake. Well priced, friendly service and free wifi. Winning

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Thank allslantylike
Doha, Qatar
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531 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only had a milkshake her, which was great but, the cakes looked good too. Amazing to sit here and watch sunset. Wished the movies were showing. Lovely spot

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Thank jmm73
Albury, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went back many times, Fruit Juices and Smoothies were a highlight but the food was excellent as well. Location was great and as always filled with friendly staff.

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Thank Brendon C
Wollongong, Australia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nambawan is located in the centre of Port Vila, right on the water, a little bit tucked away behind a few other buildings, but certainly not hard to find. Dinner is a delight here. Prices are more than reasonable (we went to happy hour - pizzas for 1000 Vatu) and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend their pizzas... More 

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1 Thank P6681
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We ate here twice & it was fantastic both times. Super chill feel with a great view of the water. Really enjoyed the fresh juice too!

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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, Scenic view

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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