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LBV - Le Bon Vivant Taputapuatea, Avarua

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Avarua Town Up Town, Avarua 1001, Cook Islands
+682 27 619
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Good for coffee. Went to Muri Beach cafe. Fresh donuts. Nice breads. Casual setting. Right on the main road. Has wide outdoor grass area

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Thank GVtraveller2014
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The food was AMAZING! Great staff to boot. Good choice of drinks. Prawn gnocchi was my favourite. Fed 4 adults with drinks for $116 NZD. Excellent value for money

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Thank Bernice B
waiwera
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44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Tim and his team at LBV went out of their way to provide a great evening for 20 or so adults and 6 toddlers to attend our sons 40th birthday bash. Terrific food and cool service. Surroundings not the greatest, close to the road, and as outside glad it didnt rain as interior would be tight for our group. Recommendede

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Thank Paul B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Probably caters to workers in town. One staff working when we popped in. She did a good job. Very limited choice of food compared to Muri, but still a good option for coffee stop.

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Thank HAPDAZ
North Shore City, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a bottle of rosé' & platter on Bastille day with live music. Amazing! A refreshing new option in Rarotonga, the cabinet provides awesome French delights.

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Thank Joy T
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

What more can I say??? Yum yum yum! Best coffee on the island and chocolate brownies to die for, wish we had come back before we left to get danishes! They looked amazing!

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Thank Kristy K
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast!! Great service great food. Will definitely go back when next in Rarotonga. The donut with chocolate custard was beaut

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Thank Fiona H
Nelson, New Zealand
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stumbled across this cafe whilst biking around the island and absolutely loved it. Great bakery food. Ham and Cheese baguettes were delicious and fantastic coffee. Prices comparable to what you would pay in NZ ($9 baguette and $4.5 flat white). There were donuts and other bakery food and the staff were always very friendly. This cafe became our daily... More 

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Thank nomadicnevs
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

This was the first meal we had on the island. It was amazing. Had the gnocchi with prawns and it was great. Service was good too

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Thank Shaleen S
Keele, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Honestly the nicest food on the island! We all ordered different dishes and everyone was incredibly satisfied! The quinoa was exceptional

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Thank cholloway92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, European, French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Town Up Town, Avarua 1001, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 27 619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?