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Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Coffee

Finally got here when it was open! But after checking in on Facebook I see it's hours are listed there. It is a bit further down the road than you might think, but worth persisting. The coffee was great and had a nice bit of caramel slice which I shared with the wife. Had the choice of cream or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Auckland
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Finally got here when it was open! But after checking in on Facebook I see it's hours are listed there. It is a bit further down the road than you might think, but worth persisting. The coffee was great and had a nice bit of caramel slice which I shared with the wife. Had the choice of cream or yogurt... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This small cafe is alongside the Art gallery and should not be missed. The home made cake were the best we have eaten, excellent coffee and great location in a historic building. Check the opening times before going. There are quite a few other places around this cafe but I would recommend this other them personally. Really friendly staff too... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place makes great coffee and very nice cakes. It is at the back of the pearl shop and has a lovely outlook to the sea and is a very peaceful place to sit and enjoy. It also has a varied lunch menu that even though I have not tried any of it looked very nice.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Love the ambiance of this well run cafe. Had a great lunch and delicious coffee. Also located at the back of a enticing art gallery and clothing shop! Your husband can relax while you shop or vice versa:)

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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  • Address: Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua

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