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Michele's Cafe

Punanga Nui Market, Maire Nui Road, Avarua | Shop 60, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
+682 28 889
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Japanese, Polynesian
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Punanga Nui Market, Maire Nui Road, Avarua | Shop 60, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time I have eaten here whilst in Raro. All I can say is “OMG!” I love the raw fish and for $20, I thought it was great value. I also had a Nuun drink presented in a coconut which was very...More

Thank TriBrowns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local recommended this place to us. Although it doesn't look like much he food was fantastic. The offer an amazing seafood platter with sashimi, ika mata and other fish options. Absolutely delicious and incredibly priced!

Thank Gemgemmakay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff. The coffee, cakes and main meals are excellent. The cafe is near the night markets and other small shops that you can mooch around in during the day. Great atmospher at this location.

Thank HolidayACT
RPTE, Owner at Michele's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for fresh fish lunch.

Reviewed 16 March 2018

We were recommended this place by local fishing charters. It was the best raw fish we had on our entire stay, also had the marlin cooked with blue vein sauce and it was delish! Hidden gem - worth the visit

1  Thank April-c-is-me
RPTE, Owner at Michele's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for your review. Our little café loves preparing fresh food with lotsa love!

Reviewed 23 February 2018

great food at reasonable value. serving size was huge and loved the fresh fish. it was busy, close to saturday morning market

Thank Saimah K
RPTE, Owner at Michele's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for dining with us.

Reviewed 16 February 2018

We asked a clerk in a store nearby what was the best restaurant. She pointed to Michele's. It's a walk-up order place. I saw a sashimi plate and decided to be bold. It was excellent. My wife had a grilled fish. Both were excellent. We...More

1  Thank Raymond M
RPTE, Owner at Michele's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for dining with us for the freshest fish in town!

Reviewed 5 February 2018

I really love the fisherman's platter here - $25 for two people - healthy selection and super fresh taste.

Thank Ani O
RPTE, Owner at Michele's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for dining with us for the freshest fish in town!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

One of the small huts at one end of Punanga Nui market in Avarua houses Michele’s Café. We went there for lunch one day and shared a Michy’s Platter. It was probably the best lunch we had on this trip to Raro. The Tuna Sashimi...More

1  Thank nzlilibet
RPTE, Owner at Michele's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for stopping to sample one of Michele's fresh fish meals.

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This dish is delicious, $15 and so fresh and tasty. I throughly recommend, Michelle's Cafe in the Punanga Nui Market, if you love fresh fish try Michelle's you won't be disappointed

1  Thank Sandraleelovering
RPTE, Owner at Michele's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

We are so pleased you popped in to try Micheles' amazing fish meals. See you again, soon.

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Simple but delicious, have to come back tomorrow. Raw fish salad and rice, no need for other food. Supporting the local eateries.

Thank Gilbert W
RPTE, Owner at Michele's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Kia Orana. Thank you for dining at Micheles Café for the freshest fish salads. Kia Manuia.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Seafood, Japanese, Polynesian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punanga Nui Market, Maire Nui Road, Avarua | Shop 60, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 28 889
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Description
Micheles Cafe specialises in freshest tuna prepared in many ways: sashimi, carpaccio, sushi, ika mata, ceviche, pan-fried, grilled, tataki, tempura and more. Fresh salads to accompany. Grilled steaks with bluevein cheese sauce. Open Mon to Sat from 8am to 3pm; Wed 8am to 9pm. Take out orders welcome on 28889.
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