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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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“pizza” (91 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 1 week ago

Went here several times for coffee and lunch. While service, is on island time, we had no pressing needs, so all fine. The coffees were pretty good and the food was tasty and good value. We had salads and they were very tasty. Water had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DesaraeW3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a late lunch (by Cook Island time) at 2pm. We were greeted warmly. The service was excellent and the food was great. Wine/Beer options available along with great coffee and standard juice/soft drink. Large style cafe in the heart of Avarua.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OpalGirl04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is a local and slowly growing on the tourist and the word of mouth moves through.. I loved the taste and service with a No hurry up service. Just a great chilling and sipping the coffee atmosphere. 🌟👍✌️

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank X9477ZRkarenm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch there as often as possible. Friends joined us in raro after we had been there for a week and thy go there just for the fried potato. Lovely inside our outside dinning. Friendly staff. Can see why people love this place

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped here for a coffee before flying to Aitutaki and glad we did. Great coffee, very clean rest rooms, indoor outdoor seating with nice decor and vegetation. We didn't have time for food but it looked nice. Will be back in 4 days to try.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ggraeme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had coffee only which 'she' said was great Interesting menu - wish I had take a pic to post. Banana and peanut butter something, potato mash with corned beef (canned) and fried eggs... With good-ole 20/20 hindsight, we found that this place did not have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bryan115
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Came here a few times while we were on Raro! Definitely one of the best breakfast and lunch spots. Loved the morning riser (or something similar?) which was essentially porridge served in a coconut - with free refills! The menu was varied and impressive. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Claire D
Reviewed October 26, 2018

After wandering the 'souvenir' shops for a while, a break was certainly needed. Cafe Salsa looked good so we had a small lunch there. Two Ika Mata's and two cold beers in pleasant surroundings and with good service made it a very worthwhile stop.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank traveller2australia
Reviewed October 22, 2018

These ladies really know their stuff. They cranked out my vanilla-laced coffees to perfection. My sidekick's preference for Americanos-with extra water, which usually confuses the odd waitress, was no problem for this crew. We returned each day for their coffees. We also dined there for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank webw0rx
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

After a tough day of shopping and walking around the city. This was a great place to eat and rest up for the afternoon of fun

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bob_from_the_bay
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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