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Cafe Salsa

In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 215
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (146 reviews)
“pizza” (90 reviews)
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Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe itself is great with a clean and nice interior. Came for drinks a couple of times. The first time had an iced chocolate, was asked if we wanted ice-cream with it, but it wasn't clear at the time this was an upsell of...More

Thank chemikills
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was of the same high quality and very consistent as when we have been there in the past. The fried potatoes for breakfast along with their flat white helped set you up for the day. We will return again when we next come...More

Thank bob t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood chowder was fantastic! And also having all day lunch is fantastic too. Very central location with the main shopping ‘center’ right next to it.

Thank Navigate752386
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a late lunch on our last day. It was great to see L&P available, though there was no Coke Zero. The food itself was fresh and flavourful.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly efficient service. Nice to sit outdoors and people-watch. Right in the heart of town. Good place to refuel and relax.

Thank Brigid M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here after we were walking past exploring Avarua. The staff were wonderful and the place was decently busy but not packed. Great prices with lovely food, a decent range on the menu and wonderful staff who are polite, attentive and give you...More

Thank Danielle J
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We drove circle around the 32km island and stopped here for lunch. The food is good and the staffs were friendly. The restaurant settings were lovely... only one thing when the guests left...the chicken are starting their feast...that is rarely to see anywhere 😁😀😀

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

A nice al fresco setting for breakfast - try the eggs Benedictine a play in the eggs Benedict - other local variations are on menu

Thank Taina S
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Probably the only coffee shop near the main town. At first looks welcoming and fresh. Found the service average, the food was slow but good and not necessarily reasonably priced.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed August 10, 2018

we ate here twice for lunch. there were six of us. the second time was a rainy Saturday and the cafe was packed so we had to wait for an indoor table. but they sat us at the bar and we ordered our food while...More

Thank MistyJewels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 215
Popular bistro & meeting place. All-day breakfast and lunch. Serving a wide range of fresh and healthy options as well as homemade breads and wood fired pizzas. Open 7.30am - 3pm, Mon-Fri, 7.30am - 2pm on Sat. Downtown Avarua, next to CITC Shopping Centre & Pharmacy. Punanga Nui Market within walking distance.
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