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The Cafe

Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
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Ranked #11 of 22 Restaurants in Avarua
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2014
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24 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Vista, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As we travel, we are always searching out good coffee - no exception here. Landing in Rarotonga, you get in early and by the afternoon you are definitely searching - what to do?? We were lucky, we met someone (soon to be a friend) who asked if we liked coffee - are you kidding me? She took us to the... More

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were looking for a late breakfast and found this gem. Just 200 metres clockwise from Trader Jack's in the Art Gallery complex. Hidden away, so look carefully. Good ambiance, lovely toastie and great espresso coffees.

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Being somewhat of a self confessed coffee lover, i'm always on the search for a great coffee and love to try the local beans wherever I am in the world. I tried a different cafe everyday in Rarotonga and sadly only found The Cafe on the last day ... It was without a doubt the best coffee I had tried... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

As we got in late and didn't have a bike or vehicle we wandered along the road for a coffee, and decided to have a late breakfast...we had been here on our last visit and remembered it was wonderful food and great service. We wern't disappointed.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This little cafe is behind the Beachcomber Pearl Market. We saw the road side sign and ventured in. Being someone who does a lot of baking I am usually very disappointed when I opt for cake with a coffee. I had a delicious moist ...obviously home made slice of carrot cake. It was fairly quiet when we were there so... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The counter service was fast enough....the food was ample enough....the sandwich was tasty enough....there was just enough view of the ocean. All together nice enough but there are better places to spend your money.

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Canberra, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I heard great things about this place, but it was only average. The food and drinks were nice enough, but a long time coming. There was almost no sea view, and the chairs are uncomfortable.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We went for lunch. We all had lovely smoked Marlin dishes. They were excellent even if a little expensive. My companions had coffee as well. Good caffeine shot, but appeared to have been made with UHT milk rather than fresh milk (fresh is available). That undermined the coffee.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The service here was totally unacceptable. On our last day in Rarotonga, our family of 7 booked this cafe for 1pm. We ordered and after waiting for 45 minutes for our coffees and other cold drinks (lemon lime and bitters from a bottle) one of our group went up politely to ask how much longer it would be and pointed... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

If you are up for a big bold cup of caffine - this is the place, not for the faint of heart. Try a slice of carrot or chocolate cake it's the best. Away from the main shopping area, but well worth checking it out.

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