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The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill

Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 22 796
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (67 reviews)
“cheesecake” (56 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Grill, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a coffee here only but the menu looked great. This is set in a beautiful tropical garden which had an incredible almost spiritual feeling about it. We visited on the last day of our stay and were stunned with the peace and tranquility.

Thank tonkafarm
Reviewed 1 week ago

had lunch .in garden salad was on most dishes all grown there .great taste smooties very good .no hotmeals but great for a vegaterian

Thank oscarthedog2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place by chance and what a lucky chance. The gardens are delightful, such a lovely place to wander through and enjoy the solitude and beauty. We had a fresh fruit smoothie - it was to die for, beautiful and refreshing on such...More

Thank Glenda I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely lunch in a beautiful garden setting in the botanical garden. This was not a budget lunch, but the food was just terrific.

Thank sanchezroberta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We left this place until our last day which was a shame. Beautiful pure food, the curry was sensational, in the most amazing setting. Strolling through the gardens is tranquil but close enough to the ocean to still hear the ocean. The perfect blend. Highly...More

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful grounds. Loved walking through the lush, fragrant tropical gardens. So many gorgeous and huge plants and flowers. Ate a delicous, healthy lunch with all ingredients straight from the garden. Tons of fresh veg and herbs in my warm, open faced sandwich and my...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cafe is set in a lush tropical garden. The setting is tranquil and you can also wander in the garden before or after your meal.

Thank brett s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and what a delight it was, great service, and food. Made to feel special with the welcome from the staff. Didn't visit the garden itself but the walk in from the car park hinted at what was inside. A wonderfully put...More

Thank KirstynRon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met the owner of this fabulous place at a café down the road. She told us about her own place so we thought it sounded worth a short 25 minute stroll from our Muri beach house. We were not disappointed. The gardens are a...More

Thank Trickey-Dickey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sammy seated us in their gazebo and was so attentive. Second visit here so it must be good. First was for a birthday so large groups were catered for. They had a good range of drinks and nothing seemed too much trouble. They had specials...More

Thank Sandy R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 22 796
The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill is on the site of the old Maire Nui Cafe set within the luxurious grounds of the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. Now incorporating a stainless 'outside' Kitchen for night time, The Hidden Spirit offers holiday makers and locals alike a dining experience with a real point of difference on the island of Rarotonga. Specialising in fresh local produce (especially seafood) cooked in a local style but with a subtle influence of the Orient.Open:Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pmSaturday: Midday-4.30pmNights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6.30pm- 11.00pmBooking essential for night time grill.