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Taputapuatea, Avarua PO Box 2181, Cook Islands
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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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
Such a nice quite setting

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
owlesey
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 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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Oztraylya
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151 reviews 151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Restaurant Details

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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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  • Cuisine: Bakeries

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