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“Cheap and cheerful”
Review of Nambawan Cafe

Nambawan Cafe
Ranked #10 of 89 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nambawan became our go to spot in Port Vila town. The food and drinks are reliable and not over priced. The service can be a little slow, but that matters less when you are relaxed. We enjoyed breakfast here on quite a few occasions, good eggs and not bad coffee.

  • Visited July 2014
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“good for a snack”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nambawan Cafe is located on the waterfront in the centre of Port Vila. It has a Melanesian stick construction which provides it with plenty of atmosphere, and there is plenty happening around it to make a drop in for a drink, and a bite interesting. Coffe and snacks ok without being fantastic.

Visited February 2014
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Adelaide
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice place to watch sunset”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lovely location to sit and watch people go by. We sat and watched P&O depart Port Vila and saw the sun setting on a beautiful evening.

We enjoyed a couple of good pizzas - fairly good service. I unfortunately had a very bad cocktail but overall the experience was good. Price of food pretty good comparable to other restaurants in Port Vila.

Worth a visit to enjoy a peaceful evening in a beautiful location.

  • Visited July 2014
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Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice place for lunch or drink”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice cafe with pleasant, outdoor, undercover seating. It doesn't look like much externally, but the tables are clean, the service is prompt and friendly and the food was much better than I expected. The butter chicken curry was particularly delicious. It was unfortunately not available when I tried to order it again. Caesar salad was also very good.

There is a decent selection of teas, cocktails and other beverages at ok prices. A nice, relaxing place for lunch.

  • Visited July 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Too full of tourists waiting for boats/the market/bacpacking”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

but OK for a quick fairly commercial/western-style lunch. The tables (being outside) could do with more of a regular clean given the birdlife around!

Visited July 2014
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