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.

Nambawan Cafe

, Cafe,
Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
+678 554 4826
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (133 reviews)
“smoothie” (20 reviews)
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate 25246, Vanuatu
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (664)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 636 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sat down to have a sunset cocktail and regretted it. Margarita was all sweet and sour juice and if there was any tequila in it, it was imitation. My partner had a special something that came in a coconut shell and tasted like sour coconut...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place attracts local and tourists and offers all day coffee and drinks. Seating is right by the sea and one has great views of the Vila Bay......i was here for coffee

Thank Krishnan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute waterfront location with views of the harbour. Food very nice, not expensive. Service good. Surprisingly cool compared to the main street a short distance away.

Thank lynden_d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee and location by waterfront- nicely unpretentious and good coffee and food - between the two authentic (Vanuatu made) handicraft markets

Thank Roselyn K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is popular due to its location right on the foreshore but the food is very average and the staff really need to be more attentive (its consistently difficult to get anyone's attention) and they look dour and unhappy, like they are doing you...More

Thank Lisjane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are very friendly unfortunately their food is average at best. I had the big breakfast... which was dry and had the smallest amount of bacon on the plate. My husband had the steak sandwich which was even worse... a bit of BBQ...More

Thank Richele T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the movie shown on the big screen at Nambawan Cafe whilst dining on pizza and beers. Just a gorgeous setting on the newly revamped waterfront. Great selection of food, good service and value for money.

Thank Wylie18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good coffee, juices and snacks with delightful outlook. It is adjacent to the food and handicraft market and subject to a lovely sea breeze.

Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not a huge selection of items on the menu, but what they do have, is tasty. I'm a big fan of the burgers and the breakfast burrito! This place is a must try. If you have kids, try go on a Saturday evening for a...More

Thank Casey E
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Nambawan Cafe is located on the harbour front, albeit the harbour front is under reconstruction following cyclone Pam. Service is good, coffee is very good, and our has a good cake selection.

Thank MadMark_0_0_0
Nearby HotelsSee all 49 hotels in Efate
Coral Motel & Apartments
158 reviews
.09 km away
Grand Hotel And Casino
558 reviews
.59 km away
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
421 reviews
.62 km away
Chantilly's on the Bay
203 reviews
.63 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Reefers Restaurant & Rum Bar
200 reviews
.84 km away
Kesorn's Exotic Thai Restaurant
177 reviews
.82 km away
The Blue Marlin Club
55 reviews
1.19 km away
Le Cafe du Village
535 reviews
.63 km away
Nearby Attractions
Iririki Island
151 reviews
.67 km away
Port Vila Markets
435 reviews
.44 km away
The Vanuatu Cultural Centre
185 reviews
1.02 km away
Port Vila Handicraft Market
7 reviews
.04 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nambawan Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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: +678 554 4826
  • E-mail
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.
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