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Koru Cafe

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Located on the way to Ootu beach, Cook Islands
068 2 31 110
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Dessert

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  • 369
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Awesome Lunch Spot!

After spending a morning at the beach, Koru Cafe is a great place to go for lunch. The octagon-shaped building had about 8 tables inside and a handful more outside on the veranda that ringed the entire building. Service was stellar! The two girls serving were both very friendly, outgoing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Keith-B-Robinson
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
Top Contributor
418 reviews 418 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

After spending a morning at the beach, Koru Cafe is a great place to go for lunch. The octagon-shaped building had about 8 tables inside and a handful more outside on the veranda that ringed the entire building. Service was stellar! The two girls serving were both very friendly, outgoing and attentive! Food was Fantastic! We shared a HUGE fish... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing little cafe on the east side of the lagoon. Not on the water, but it doesn't need to be with the food it serves. Fab ice coffees too, for those pretty hot days :)

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This place has great coffees served by very friendly and always smiling staff. You will find many locals drinking their coffee here or having their lunch. The lunch menu is extensive but a bit pricey, we didn't go for that. Once every two week there is a jazz musician playing on Saturday, definately recommend to check that out and sing... More 

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Auckland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Koru Cafe was open for breakfast and lunch. We had lunch there one day while we were staying at Samade on the Beach and the food was lovely.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We called in on our bicycles as we'd heard about the café and wanted some decent coffee and there was also WiFi. The WiFi works ok, but is expensive, as it is everywhere on the island. The coffee was excellent and the banana loaf good. Service was great, but at $30 for two coffees, smoothie and banana loaf (plus $5... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love the iced coffee there! It hasice-cream on the coffee rather than cream, very nice! There was also live performance in the house that day.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Feels like this is a little piece of 'home' when we visit Aitutaki. Nowhere else on the island serves Batista coffee like Koru does. We especially loved the coconut cheesecake the WiFi and the BBQ packs you preorder and cook at home. This is our 5th visit to the island and Koru Cafe always delivers perfection. A big thanks from... More 

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cottage grove, oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped by for a bite of something sweet and shared a delicious slice of coconut cheese cake. Very friendly and good service, would recommend.

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Venezia, Italia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This small little place is an excellent option for a quick lunch, the food is excellent with fresh fish and interesting experiments of local healty hamburger. prices are average compared with the one of the island, and the informal setting is great after the beach, recommended with honors

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Zurich, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We used to take the bicycle and drive to Koru, because we enjoyed it so much, the Coffee’s and Smoothies and also the food, everything was great. The staff are amazing and we missed the café when it was closed we loved it so much  If you stay in Aitutaki, the Koru is a must!

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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 2 - 17
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?