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Nambawan Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Australian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 55 44826
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mildura, Australia
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of mornings here catching up on news via the internet (a rare thing to access in Vanuatu), over good coffee and glasses of water, with smiles and no hassle from friendly staff. We had breakfast one morning which was good value for expensive Vanuatu, but I wasn't overly impressed with the curried beans, which I think... More 

Thank DeborahMildura
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The first place I head when I'm in Vila. Love the coffee, love the food, love the staff. And I haven't mentioned the view...Sensational! Perfect place to chill out and just gaze out across the turquoise blue waters of the harbour and Iririki Island.

Thank Denise H
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

called in for lunch. We had the local made pie and a steak sandwich and beers. The meal was quite good but the beers was a bit warm, maybe they were busy and the fridge was not coping!. Anyway what we had was good value and it not so easy to find a place with this value in Port Villa.

Thank Denis S
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inexpensive, good sized meals. All day breakfast and lunch. Burgers and pizzas. Fish and chips. All good and reasonably priced. View is obscured at the moment but will be lovely when finished.

Thank galyanak
Melbourne, Australia
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146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relaxing and very casual place with a good view of the bay. At the moment (late 2016) some of the area around it is messy due to construction of a new harbour wall, but generally still easy to get to. Something of a staple in Port Vila, many expats stop for a coffee (they do soy too), and chips,... More 

Thank CilliA
Woodside, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steeped in to the restaurant to get out of the heat. Turned into a meal and plenty of ice cold beer brewed on site. Run by an Aussie it presented great burgers and Pizza as well as other good food. New wheat beer on tap from today so a return visit to try it out. Great setting with attentive staff... More 

Thank Ncorn27
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Nambawan cafe on a couple of occasions as it was right a cross from our accommodation. The food was delicious if you're just after a quick low fuss meal. we tried the special they have on Monday and Tuesday's - pizza for 1200 vatu, which was filling enough for dinner. Prices were much the same as AUD. We... More 

Thank Desma R
Wollongong, Australia
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden down on the harbour foreshore, this place never disappoints. Whether it's for a quiet coffee or a full dinner with friends, this place doesn't disappoint. Portions are generous and food is always fresh and well prepared. Good menu selection with everything from salads and wraps to steaks and burgers. Great under cover dining location with amazing views.

Thank James G
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used this place as our base for meeting points as its in such a great location. We also ate here twice and the food was beautiful. Weds and sat nights the play movies on the outside big screen. Weds adults movies sat kids movies. The view from here over looks Iririki island and is stunning day or night.

Thank Kase8Ensor
Mooloolaba, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

for a lazy coffee or a Tusker (beer) a burger or a bowl of chips. they have movies twice a week in a very casual setting

Thank wilko1949

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cafe, Australian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 55 44826
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?