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The Cafe

Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
+682 21 283
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (12 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Just across the road from Raro Records in Avarua and a few hundred yards to your right on the Clockwise Bus Route towards Muri, you'll find The Cafe. You will also find therein a Dansette Record Player (manual tone arm), a selection of era related...More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Id visited raro 5 times n finally thought id investigate this place, Wow, didnt expect what i discovered, Retro record and turn table corner, play ya own tunes from there vast range of lps while ya ther, great range of magazines, the building itself is...More

Thank Melanie J
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here recently and tried their coffee and also had a muffin. Can't give them anymore than three stars as we both felt their coffee was burnt and although the muffin was tasty the coffee was what we came for. Sat...More

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Had a quick lunch here, croissants and coffee. Was pleasantly surprised, ham and cheese croissant was served hot and it was really good. Coffee was excellent. Will return on our next visit when we have more time to try something more adventurous from the menu.

Thank Rosie G
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Service at the cafe was friendly, the food was really good....was unusual to get our goodies separate when we paid at the same time. It was a quiet day, the guy bringing the food to the table seemed he was in a rush, it felt...More

2  Thank Mayana D
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This eclectic cafe is based on the vinyl revival and comes complete with portable record player playing appropriate 60's - 70's music. The coffee, the cakes the atmosphere is great! Bring cash though as they don't accept cards.

Thank Robert F
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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 PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 21 283
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