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Nambawan Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free
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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 55 44826
Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast there as it was recommended but it was poor. Service was ok but waitress was not interested. Coffee was weak, children didn't eat the pancakes so they must have been bad and the full breakfast was uninspiring. Highlight was the smoothie. Could be so much better with the setting and local ingredients

Thank SamsinTyrone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here before the zip lining, just for a smoothie. Both me and my boyfriend were really impressed with the smoothie, fresh fruit and very tasty. Service was a bit slow but I found that everywhere in Vanuatu!! Would go again.

Thank Frankie E
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner. Nice setting by the bay. The staff seem nice. The kids shared a large chicken Pizza (1900 VT). They liked it and fair accomplished pizza critics. My wife had the Chicken Cesar salad (1000 VT) and thought it was OK. I had the burger with the lot (800 VT). Not bad. Soft drinks are 260... More 

Thank Stephen M
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a local coffee here and it was very good Service, as with almost everywhere, was great The locals are all really nice...even down the street most will say hello

Thank David A
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely venue in town overlooking the water and excellent, reasonably priced food. We enjoyed an excellent cheeseburger and steak sandwich.

Thank EmerO0206
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This place is located in the heart of Port vila. The waterfront view is fantastic. The food was ok, but drinks are good.

Thank wizganesh
South Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Spent almost a whole day here just enjoying the view and having a few drinks with a bit of free internet. Food is decent although I pulled some of the bacon out of my sandwich as it was a bit undercooked and flabby, coffee quite good and beer cold! But if you are after a relaxing spot to look out... More 

Thank Flight99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Right on waterfront, busy little cafe, lots of seating. Great service, centrally located. Recommend the fruit punch for 420 vatu.

Thank stephanie63
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had a delightful breakfast and coffee here, with the ocean breeze and locals hanging out. A great atmosphere of relaxation and nice outlook.

Thank Liz V
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Right on the seafront, a good place to watch the bay and meet local expats as well as tourists. Right next to the art's & craft market so one can rest while the other one shops!

Thank lucseawalker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cafe, Australian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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?