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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” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
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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
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went here to briefly relax and have a good coffee. The snacks and menu items also looked very inviting. The coffee is great quality and the cafe is spacious with a nice atmosphere. Also there is a small private art gallery to one side...More

Thank thirtyfour
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Very busy and obviously popular cafe in the middle of town. Staff working hard and very busy. We were told about a wait for food due to being so busy, which was fine. The guy here sings at places about the island also - hard...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Didn't discover this cafe until our last day in Rarotonga. What a shame - great coffee, tasty food, friendly staff and ability to play some old vinyl. Can be a bit difficult to find but well worth seeking it out.

Thank iamwarren
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I had a great lunch experience there. Loved the marlin bagel and the homemade cake. Coffee was very good. Hard to find though, you need to walk through an art gallery.

Thank veronika D
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We went for lunch today and the food is superb. i am going back again and again this next two weeks just to have the excellent smoked marlin and bagel . The photos in all the advertising do not do it justice - this is...More

Thank theraros
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The venue is a collision of art, music, coffee house and pearl jewellery. The old building nicely restored forms the perfect backdrop to relax and take a load off. Like all things in the Cooks Islands it offers a nice place to unwind and enjoy...More

Thank Marcus P
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

The Cafe is a beautiful open-air restaurant that serves light lunches: think wonderful salads, sandwiches on marvelous bread and fresh fruit smoothies.

Thank CrossgarDown
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Located close to the Staircase and Avarua CIIC in the Beachcomber, this is a great place for a good coffee and - according to our taste - really good chocolate cake. Pricewise everything is at the level to be expected in Raro, no bad surprises...More

Thank Jochen K
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Stopped by The Cafe for a coffee and to just hang out and relax a bit. The coffee is good...real good actually but the thing that I loved was the energy of the place. They have couches and it's open air and on top of...More

Thank Mississippi R
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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