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Koru Cafe

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Sandwiches, International, Delicatessen
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Located on the way to Ootu beach, Cook Islands
068 2 31 110
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent cafe

We stopped in to this cafe as other hotel guests were praising the cakes. We had a lovely lunch and really enjoyed the relaxed ambience. Highly recommended if you want to get away from the huge lunch meals at your hotel and have something more like you would at home

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
AngieM301
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped in to this cafe as other hotel guests were praising the cakes. We had a lovely lunch and really enjoyed the relaxed ambience. Highly recommended if you want to get away from the huge lunch meals at your hotel and have something more like you would at home

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were staying in a luxury hotel where food was expensive and quite limited, it was a joy to hire a car and visit Koru cafe and order their legendary club sandwich - we were in heaven. Lots of lovely arty things to look at too, great service, scrummy ,menu - highly recommended.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was o.k. but it said it was home made bread well those buns didn't seem like it and if they were they were not made on the day. o.k. but I wasn't impressed. Although others were.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We rode our bicycles to Koru Cafe from Amuri Beach, in the rain, so we were well and truly ready for a coffee and some nice food! We got both. Not the cheapest place on the island but they have built a good reputation and can afford to charge a premium. Just a simple place with no frills. Enjoy!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Had 3 great visits to Koru Cafe, food was fresh & well presented. Lovely to eat outside and they provided free insect repellant too.

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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Pleasant nice spot. Had coffee and a sweet. All was satisfactory. I would go back here and try a meal next time.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Staying at the Aitutaki Lagoon and Spa this cafe was a short barge ride to the mainland and we ate here twice - lunch one day then breakfast the next (to escape the terrible hotel breakfast). Very generous portions of food and fresh and tasty. Loved this place and would recommend you stop by. Great staff, friendly and helpful and... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This cafe was recommended by the information centre. We only stopped in once but we had excellent service and a lovely piece of fruit cake. The coffee was the best we found in the Cook Islands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great place for good coffee and great food. Very friendly and welcoming staff! Lots of info available for attractions and planning trips. Highly recommend.

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Claremont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Koru Café was a great place for our family to go for breakfast and lunch--fantastic food, superior coffee, and a great location. We recommend the flat-white and the summer spaghetti.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Located on the way to Ootu beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: 068 2 31 110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, International, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?