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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 55 44826
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Ranked #18 of 74 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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.
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Melbourne
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Handy and central location, waterfront, quick service and extensive menu. I had the vege wrap and it was delicious! Coffee is terrific too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you are craving a freshly squeezed juice and a yummy salad this is the place to go. The service is quick and clean. We have also watched a movie at sundown/night here and tried the pizzas which were yum.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Friendly, attentive staff, great food and beverages, and well priced. A very nice location to watch the sunset.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

You can't go past this place for good value, tasty, fresh food and excellent coffee. I actually reckon the food has got better since I was last here 18 mths ago. Located on the water overlooking the bay, it is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Highly recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great pizzas, coffee and great view. Movie night is a must with a Tusker beer. Great for families. This is situated next to the markets.

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Bondi Junction
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We ate at this cafe frequently as my 2 teenagers were learning to SCUBA dive at Big Blue Scuba diving right next door. There is a good variety of food at good prices. The service is fairly quick by island time standards. And there are free movies on Wednesday nights! Cash only.

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a meeting place for many tour pick ups. It has good coffee, decent food and provides a good opportunity to try a drink of Kava 'kava koolaid'. there is lots of seating so easy to sit around for a while and watch the tourists or be a base while you explore the markets next door.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Good pizzas by the harbourfront, great fresh juices, smoothies etc. Good wifi connection. And the weekly outdoor cinema night is a bonus.

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Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great location on the beach front and in the middle of town. Has lovely food which is at good value. Must visit to eat when travelling around Port Vila.

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice place to sit by the sea wall and watch the world go by. Close to the best dive shop and other activities kiosks (for bookings) as well as being beside a market and very close to the Main Street of Port Villa. Great pizza, yummy juices, cold beer - it's an ideal spot for a sit down and a... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, Café

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