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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

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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
Brilliant service and incredible food

The service here was warm, welcoming and friendly as well as quick and efficient. We were invited to stay and sit as long as we liked after we had eaten. The food was exceptional. An astoundingly fresh piece of tuna, just very lightly seared on a fresh and delicious turkish roll was worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
ohsevenphive
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney
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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The service here was warm, welcoming and friendly as well as quick and efficient. We were invited to stay and sit as long as we liked after we had eaten. The food was exceptional. An astoundingly fresh piece of tuna, just very lightly seared on a fresh and delicious turkish roll was worth the trip to Aitutaki alone. Definitely visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

My heading says it all. I tried a couple of places but kept on coming back here for coffee. Good was also very nice. Highly reccommend this place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Very good attention, very good food, very good coffee, nice souvenirs available at the place. We had lunch here at least 4 times.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We enjoyed a very good lunch at Koru Cafe but found the takeaway deliveries amazing. On Aitutaki if you are not staying in a large resort, many of the hotels do not organise dinner. If you call Koru Cafe 24 hours in advance (this is island time after all!!) they will deliver a great takeaway for you. We enjoyed both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Open from early in the morning, Koru serves great espresso coffee for city slickers who crave their caffeine hit! There's paid wi-fi available too, and it's on the way to O'otu Beach so you can stop and grab a packed lunch if you want to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Koru cafe could easily be a cafe in Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland. Except for the fantastic Aitutaki weather, the hens pecking in the grass and the Aeroguard on every outside table - a little touch very much appreciated by my husband, who gets bitten by every mosquito within a 10-mile radius, wherever he might be. Koru Cafe is situated a... More 

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Byron bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed finding this place after being recommended by the owners father who we met on the flight. He also grows the fruit and produce used so its really fresh. the coffee is as good as you can get on the islands and the service very friendly and professional...

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Sydney, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I spent our honeymoon on Aitutaki and since we are creatures of habits, we were doing some research on good coffee in Aitutaki. We came across Koru cafe and decided to try out their famous guest oriented service. Not only that we found a great coffee, we also discovered their amazing bacon&egg roll! It is noticeable that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Koru is a small cafe that does big food! We went for breakfast which set us up for a morning snorkel. Good food and friendly staff.

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Tammisaari, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

They really are a quality cafe in the middle of nowhere ,paractically. There is only one main road, you cannot miss this place. Hotels nearby, but how can they keep up the quality with this amount of guests? We came at ab. 12 am, I cannot tell how many customers they have daily

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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?