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The Cafe

Taputapuatea, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 21 283
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“carrot cake” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Taputapuatea, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the ambience, the coffee, the cake and snacks.The vinyl records in the corner that you can play DJ is a fun way to pass the time too. A gallery next to the cafe often has some great art on show. Recommended!

Thank Ani O
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Such an awesome cafe; relaxed retro surroundings, the coffee is to die for and the owners and workers are so friendly... a bunch of records for you to choose while you dine, pop one on the turntable yourself, totally encouraged :) Loved it!

Thank jolene6969
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Really liked this place. Great iced coffee and shade out of the sun. The only place we went back to. Nice to flick through the vinyl and chat with the owners who were really friendly. Good vibe and seemed to be a bit of a...More

Thank Mrtynz
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Very tasty strong and hot lattes, nice bean mix . A nice menu selection on offer, cakes looked very tasty. Very pleasant surroundings and comfy area to rest and plan the day. Art shop worth a look good selection of local art work and good...More

Thank Rose B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This place, serves delicious light fare like sandwiches, salads and the like. You leave feeling full and happy and your wallet no worse for the wear. They make really good desserts and great home made juices too. It is a very quiet, casual, tucked away...More

Thank Greenbooks
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We went here a few times having sampled coffee elsewhere theirs was the best. The iced coffee was fantastic and then the Latte's and soy latte's were even better. It was a great place to relax and listen to old vinyl records as they have...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 15 September 2017

For a great place to meet for coffee The Café is the one. It's also the home of the Vinyl Club which plays great old LP's. The items sold for eating are made by an excellent local baker and are outstanding.

Thank GramaGoose
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We have been to Rarotonga multiple times and have always frequented The Café; firstly when they were located near Moana Gems and more recently at The Beachcomber. We always had nothing but good things to say about The Café but sadly this time we were...More

1  Thank GulfHarbourBadgers
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had stumbled upon The Cafe while exploring Avarua by scooter back in 2014. Back then, we had brunch there at least 4 times during our 2 weeks in the CI's. Loved it! Fast forward to 2017.... Although it has changed a bit (added the...More

Thank CocoMos
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Been here a number of times over the past several years. The coffee was good and thought the Fish Salad was excellent, and I am not a fish person. A nice quiet location with gallery and gift shop next door.

Thank GastroGaz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taputapuatea, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 21 283
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