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Saltwater Cafe

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Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 20 020
09:00 - 14:30
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Grand Bend, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at this little gem for lunch shortly after I arrived on Rarotonga. Service was quick and friendly and food was delishious.!

Thank Robert E
Chilliwack, Canada
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Owners, Steve and Sue are most gracious and table hop chatting with the customers to ensure all their meal needs are being looked after. We stopped in for coffee and wound up having lunch a couple of times. Plenty to eat and freshly made on the spot.

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The food here is tatsty and the service is good. The cafe is also one of the few places open for breakfast and lunch on a Sunday. Most places are closed on Sunday. The prices are mid range but the food is good and the view, at the half point around the island, is spectacular.

Thank Sharon L
Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This has to be the cleanest Cafe I've ever seen. Every surface in the kitchen is gleaming (mostly stainless steel) and the dining area and toilet facilities are impeccable. Great food, good value, and the staff go above and beyond the call of duty. I left my handbag there, didn't realise until later when they'd, and they wrote a msge... More 

Thank bakerv
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Sue's baked cheesecake had us returning a couple of times for morning tea. Using new season mangoes, or pineapple and passion fruit, the result was light and delicious. Plenty of parking with a sea view just across the road, it was an easy place to stop at on our way around the island. Highly recommended.

Thank mrsBuckls
Ponca City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

One of our favorite restaurants we tried for lunch. Great food, wonderful view, we really loved it!!

Thank drmike16
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Nice location and nice food. Only open two days over our stay period so only had drinks there, nice efficient friendly staff.

Thank Colinmchristie
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I can not comment on the food as the cafe is hardly ever open and on the day it was and we stopped for lunch we were informed it was closing at 1:00pm so we were turned away.

1 Thank WoollamiaTweety
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Stopped here 3 times during our 10 day stay. Lovely food, great coffee and excellent service. Would certainly go back again.

Thank Marlene R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food was good and the view was great. This restaurant sits at the half way mark of the island. A great place for a meal or just a snack.

Thank luvhugin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 20 020
"Where meals and memories are made..." Saltwater Café is a casual beachside café located on the south side of the island. Guests can relax and enjoy their breakfast, lunch, Lavazza coffee, delicious dessert, icy cold beer or favourite drink while gazing out into the beautiful lagoon.

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