Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Having had a baby means that my travel is closer to home these days. The thought of a long haul flight with my 8 month old freaks me out, and he is a dream child. My family have land in Vanuatu and we recently returned from a weeks vacation. A new cafe restaurant and bar has opened up in Narpo Point, a short drive from Port Vila, Efate. Literally off a dirt road, Ripples is low key and relaxed. With the Pacific Ocean lapping a few metres away it is the perfect place for lunch or dinner, lunch which becomes dinner or even a sunset cocktail or five. Owners Damien and Sally are from Mullumbimby and have built the place themselves. The fare is amazing. The menu is basic with a Pan Asian/comfort food vibe, and changes monthly. The Balinese pork is out of this world, as are the prawn and tuna skewers. Try a Caprioska or the house Ooh La La (once called Secret Women's Business until Sally shared the recipe). In house pooch India Rose will settle at your feet for any leftovers. 
Open Thursday-Sunday from 12noon. Join them on Facebook.