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The Waffle Shack

Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
+682 50 713
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  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“waffles” (190 reviews)
“ice cream” (32 reviews)
“toasties” (3 reviews)
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waffles in themselves tasted nothing, but the ice cream on top and the coffee was really good. Although as the place is called the waffle shack you should think that waffles were their specialty. A bit disappointing.More

Thank Helene W
WaffleShack, Owner at The Waffle Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, sorry to hear you were disappointed with our Waffles. not sure if you have had much experience with Waffles, but generally they are more about the texture, most of the taste comes from the toppings, in this regard we offer 4 flavours of home...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Nutella and cream and chocolate and ice cream waffles. Sooooo delicious. We finally caught this place before we went home. My favorite place on the island for something sweet

Thank Marlea R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find, the location is probably not the prettiest on the island, there are no views but they sure make up for it with fabulous coffee and super tasty, crispy waffles. Seating is shaded with a huge umbrella.

Thank Odette R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered 3 different type of waffles, and the best one was the plain one with syrup. The one with the fruit, got soggy very quickly and didn't taste so good, next time we'd not order that one. The coffee was good

Thank Philange
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time for us visiting The Waffle Shack on Raro and would come back every time. Great coffee, delicious waffles!

Thank dkjeans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Waffle Shack is a permanent kiosk set up on the inner edge of the Saturday Market area. It has a selection of delicious waffles and other goodies. it is reasonably priced, with efficient and friendly service. It delivers as promised.

Thank Litenin23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A family member insisted I visit The Waffle Shack and badgered me until I went. Thank god they did because the waffles with maple syrup and cream were amazing! 10/10 would recommend.

Thank mdvne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming back to the waffle shack for coffee for years. The business changed hands last year, but the coffee is still great. Good to see they've kept up the high standard.

Thank dave F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To start your morning or just for the a morning tea treat yourself with the tasty and great coffee and waffle.

Thank Peggy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Reasonable coffee. But waffle was terrible. Pretty sure some ingredients were missing. Tasteless. Wont be back.

Thank whykickam00cow
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31 July 2017|
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Response from WaffleShack | Property representative |
Our coffee is gluten free, and organic. We also have soy milk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$5
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 50 713
  • E-mail
The Waffle Shack is a unique little cafe that specialises in fresh espresso coffee and authentic Belgian waffles. However we also have fresh croissants, muffins and other surprises on alternating days.
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