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The Waffle Shack

Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
+682 50 713
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“waffles” (160 reviews)
“ice cream” (27 reviews)
“great coffee” (23 reviews)
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Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday

YUM! If you want to taste something out of this world all while enjoying the Punanga Nui Maret - EAT HERE! The waffles taste great and the toppings turn them into a Work of Art. Fresh fruit, cream, syrup and everything else you may ever...More

Thank Teatuanui
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful treat at the Waffle Shack - waffles with ice cream and chocolate sauce. We also enjoyed the hot chocolate and iced coffee. We loved it so much they we came back another day for the same thing. It's always very busy and...More

Thank Jewlzcee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we come to Rarotonga we have to have the waffles at the waffles shack, they are always amazing!!!

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great waffles and the iced coffees are to die for!! Only thing that's not so nice each time we visit is the over flowing rubbish bins...

Thank Kim S
WaffleShack, Owner at The Waffle Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi valued customer, sorry about the bin situation. We try to keep up with them, and empty them when needed, but sometimes we just get to busy making waffles and coffee. Especially on Saturdays during the market.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cheap and yummy waffles which go down a treat. We were gutted to find it closed for gospel bank holiday when we had been dreaming about waffles and ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These guys have a humble looking set up in the market location that serves anything but humble tasting waffles PLUS, they know how to make a coffee. One of the few places in town that knows what a piccolo latte is.. yes a bit fancy...More

Thank bluebull79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice breakfast and coffee here. You have to drive into the Saturday market to find it, plenty of parking. I had the waffles with fruit and ice cream for $9.50 and they were delicious. The coffees were great! Nice stop, lots of locals...More

Thank Foreverliz10
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

You get a lot for what you pay for here. The waffles are excellent with very speedy service. A great brunch option!

Thank HI1P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

You can nearly miss this little shack as its behind a wall in the market area. We went on the bus and then did some shopping on a day the market was closed.

Thank Blackfamily82
Reviewed 15 October 2017

After walking around the markets in the hot sun, which in themselves are a great way to spend Saturday morning, nothing beats an icy iced coffee and a crispy waffle with ice cream, cream and chocolate topping. Very busy, so listen carefully for your name...More

Thank Murray S
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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

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  • 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
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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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