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Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nice coffee here one of the best on the Island. Good open air dinning and ok place to relax after a busy morning in Avarua. We've been here several times and we have found the service a little hot & cold, sometimes you get the friendly service & sometimes you feel a little unwelcome. Just as well the coffee's ok.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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
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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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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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Address: Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
Cuisine: Bakery

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