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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
- Aug 28, 2014
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English first
Ashburton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a few lunches here on our stay. It is just so relaxing and quiet, the food you have to wait for but it well worth the wait just chill and relax.

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Vista, California
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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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Oztraylya
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142 reviews 142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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
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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
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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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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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144 reviews 144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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