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The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 22 796
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (70 reviews)
“cheesecake” (62 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Grill, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch here. I was adventurous for me and tried the chicken curry. Absolutely delicious. We had to try the cheesecake at the owners suggestion, it did not disappoint at all. A lovely spot for lunch, very peaceful and...More

Thank Love2create
Reviewed 5 days ago

This cafe is in Maire Nui gardens, which are beautiful gardens to wander through. We had a delicious lunch, in the lovely garden setting, as well as making some purchases from their gift shop.

Thank frankyo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lovely garden setting makes this a worthwhile place to visit. Give yourselves plenty of time to wander around before or after you have eaten (or both). We shared the cheese cake between two of us which was indeed more than enough for two. The...More

Thank diob255114
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was beautifully presented. Totally fresh. Cheesecake a dream to eat. Service superb. Surroundings a joy to eat in with beautiful gardens.

Thank 763anne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garden is lovely making it a great place for family. However the sandwich was very basic and the "traditional tahitian lime quencher" turned out to be Sprite !!! Really??? Couldn't feel more ripped off.

Thank Mila L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting, the gardens and walk is very good and unspoilt. A busy little place the day we visited.

Thank lshastings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

and try the lemon meringue cheesecake! Lovely service in a beautiful organic garden, I would go back again

Thank julznz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today. Second visit during our holiday. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Had the famous lemon meringue cheesecake and gorgeous coffee the first time and a wander around the gardens which were beautiful. The second visit was for lunch and...More

Thank N2629RCkarend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Hidden Spirit Cafe for a late lunch of lemon meringue pie. It's served with beautiful fresh fruit, including coconut marshmallow, and vanilla icecream. It really is as good as people say! The service was excellent and the surrounds are of course amazing.

Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Just loved this little place. As this was not on the beach, overlooking water, I tended to ignore the signage alerting passers by to the existence of the Hidden Spirit Cafe. But a good review in a recent Cuisine Magazine, suggested it was worth a...More

Thank Geoff M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 22 796
  • E-mail
The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill is on the site of the old Maire Nui Cafe set within the luxurious grounds of the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. Now incorporating a stainless 'outside' Kitchen for night time, The Hidden Spirit offers holiday makers and locals alike a dining experience with a real point of difference on the island of Rarotonga. Specialising in fresh local produce (especially seafood) cooked in a local style but with a subtle influence of the Orient.Open:Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pmSaturday: Midday-4.30pmNights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6.30pm- 11.00pmBooking essential for night time grill.
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