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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: 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

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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
Movie nights were great

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
146 helpful votes 146 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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sydney
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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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: Café, 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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