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LBV - Le Bon Vivant Taputapuatea, Avarua

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Avarua Town Up Town, Avarua 1001, Cook Islands
+682 27 619
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Was out first encounter on the island and a great start! Eggs were poached perfectly! The girls serving were friendly and helpful. The sweet treats in the counter display looked high class.

Thank kieram84
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Pastries amazing, coffee is the best on the island, not cheap but worth it. We kept going back for the coffee.

Thank Q5958IBchriss
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Good for coffee. Went to Muri Beach cafe. Fresh donuts. Nice breads. Casual setting. Right on the main road. Has wide outdoor grass area

Thank GVtraveller2014
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The food was AMAZING! Great staff to boot. Good choice of drinks. Prawn gnocchi was my favourite. Fed 4 adults with drinks for $116 NZD. Excellent value for money

Thank Bernice B
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44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Tim and his team at LBV went out of their way to provide a great evening for 20 or so adults and 6 toddlers to attend our sons 40th birthday bash. Terrific food and cool service. Surroundings not the greatest, close to the road, and as outside glad it didnt rain as interior would be tight for our group. Recommendede

Thank Paul B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Probably caters to workers in town. One staff working when we popped in. She did a good job. Very limited choice of food compared to Muri, but still a good option for coffee stop.

North Shore City, New Zealand
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a bottle of rosé' & platter on Bastille day with live music. Amazing! A refreshing new option in Rarotonga, the cabinet provides awesome French delights.

Thank Joy T
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

What more can I say??? Yum yum yum! Best coffee on the island and chocolate brownies to die for, wish we had come back before we left to get danishes! They looked amazing!

Thank Kristy K
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast!! Great service great food. Will definitely go back when next in Rarotonga. The donut with chocolate custard was beaut

Thank Fiona H
Nelson, New Zealand
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185 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We stumbled across this cafe whilst biking around the island and absolutely loved it. Great bakery food. Ham and Cheese baguettes were delicious and fantastic coffee. Prices comparable to what you would pay in NZ ($9 baguette and $4.5 flat white). There were donuts and other bakery food and the staff were always very friendly. This cafe became our daily... More 

Thank nomadicnevs

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Town Up Town, Avarua 1001, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 27 619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?