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The Cafe

Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
+682 21 283
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday

Been here a number of times over the past several years. The coffee was good and thought the Fish Salad was excellent, and I am not a fish person. A nice quiet location with gallery and gift shop next door.

Thank GastroGaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just across the road from Raro Records in Avarua and a few hundred yards to your right on the Clockwise Bus Route towards Muri, you'll find The Cafe. You will also find therein a Dansette Record Player (manual tone arm), a selection of era related...More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Id visited raro 5 times n finally thought id investigate this place, Wow, didnt expect what i discovered, Retro record and turn table corner, play ya own tunes from there vast range of lps while ya ther, great range of magazines, the building itself is...More

Thank Melanie J
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here recently and tried their coffee and also had a muffin. Can't give them anymore than three stars as we both felt their coffee was burnt and although the muffin was tasty the coffee was what we came for. Sat...More

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Had a quick lunch here, croissants and coffee. Was pleasantly surprised, ham and cheese croissant was served hot and it was really good. Coffee was excellent. Will return on our next visit when we have more time to try something more adventurous from the menu.

Thank Rosie G
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Service at the cafe was friendly, the food was really good....was unusual to get our goodies separate when we paid at the same time. It was a quiet day, the guy bringing the food to the table seemed he was in a rush, it felt...More

2  Thank Mayana D
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This eclectic cafe is based on the vinyl revival and comes complete with portable record player playing appropriate 60's - 70's music. The coffee, the cakes the atmosphere is great! Bring cash though as they don't accept cards.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Nestled behind a clothing store and jewelry/art store you'll find this great spot for a coffee and a treat. Scrumptious gluten free cake, iced coffee (made with locally roasted espresso) and a tea added up to nzd$14. Wifi is free (rare in the Cook Islands)...More

Thank DarrenHumphrey
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Enjoyed a delicious brunch with great coffee in a little courtyard. Scrambled eggs soft and creamy just as I like. Lots of homemade cakes and muffins too. Adjoining pearl shop was fantastic and they made earring to order within 24hrs, impressive service and extremely happy...More

Thank familyfuninsun
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Cafe at Raratonga is a beautiful spacious cafe with a really cool vibe. There is a record player and a huge selection of vinyl for you to put on your favourite album. The food is tasty and the coffee really good. The staff and...More

Thank mrandmrsbeas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 21 283
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