We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Nambawan Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 554 4826
Mon - Tue 06:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

563 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 545: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can tell a good place if the locals eat there, and this is one good example. Food can be a bit slow coming out, it when it arrives it is great. I I usually have the smoked marlin eggs benedict for breakfast or lunch it is so good. The iced coffees have scoops of ice cream and are a... More 

Thank Patria H
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gem of a cafe right on the bustling waterfront was amazing. You simply must try the Raspberry Sensation, a dreamy, creamy and refreshing drink. The cafe has fast free wifi and has stunning views across Port Vila and was reasonably priced and the staff are so helpful and welcoming.

Thank Marc P
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited several times while on our family holiday in March. Awesome pizzas! The kids loved it and so did we. Really nice outdoor but undercover eating area. Will be even better when the seawall/waterfront construction is finished. Highly recommended!

Thank Emma H
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cafe by water front. Food not bad but had run out of bacon. My husband had big breakfast and they gave him extra sausage.

Thank Billinghay
Rosewood, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, good prices. Relaxing place to sit and watch the world go by. Food delivered quickly, not a great range of non-alcoholic drinks.

Thank flyona67
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanting a good feed in a great spot? This cafe is a regular on our trips. Always get a good snack type meal at a reasonable price overlooking the bay. Very relaxing and comfortable.

Thank Nerida W
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to take some time out. The water taxi from the wharf stops there and it is in a central location. The food and coffee are fine but the biggest bonus in my view is that there is free Wi-Fi. I happened to share a table with the owner as he worked in the casual atmosphere... More 

Thank paug178
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice with the family while in Port Vila for 10 days which in itself says alot. The food is well priced and you are right next to the ocean with a nice breeze. The second time we went they forgot part of our order and offered no recompense. Our 13 year old son waited 1 hour for a... More 

Thank susiecampgirl
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great location good cheap pizza Monday night. The extra large bar manager 😏😃😀always there to welcome you. Try local beer . If you are an Aussie this is the place to watch NRL and good old kiwi rugby mad nation., Watch all black get beaten by Aussies this year here. Just kidding . Wishful thinking , I heard someone said... More 

Thank Alex D
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
425 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had read the reviews here on TA and had popped in here for a beer a couple of times during our stay. This morning we were looking for a nice breakfast to start the day so decided to give Nambawan a try, despite it indifferent location. It was our first choice to be honest, but it was very disappointing.... More 

Thank pakabay

Travellers who viewed Nambawan Cafe also viewed


Been to Nambawan Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 554 4826
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nambawan Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?