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All 81 Rarotonga Restaurants

Saltwater Cafe

Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 20020
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Ranked #12 of 81 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Asian, Coffee Shop, Mexican, Thai
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Cannes, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Saltwater Café was destroyed by a fire about a year ago and we have all been waiting and waiting for it to come back to life. And finally, it has happened this week. The new place (in the old spot) looks soooo lovely and sparkly and new, and it is raised about a 1metre from the old site so the... More 

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auckland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Like most spots in Raro this is casual, friendly and on the water. Only had a beer as restaurant wasn't open -

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Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wow, just reading the café was destroyed by fire in November last year. I hope that everyone is ok ! I truly wish them all the best and hopefully they choose to rebuild as it is a sad loss. We were in Rarotonga staying just down the road. We were looking for somewhere to grab a coffee and came across... More 

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Alexandra, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Would love to write a fantastic review, but unfortunately this property and the bakery next door we lost in a fire. Hope you will rebuild and we can support you next year

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nz
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160 reviews 160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Bad news. The whole building which comprised the Turoa Bakery and Saltwater Café was totally destroyed by fire on 2 November. The Bakery, which owns the building, intends to rebuild but I don't know whether it will include the Saltwater Café. A disaster for Rarotonga and a great pity for those visitors who enjoyed visiting the café for breakfast and... More 

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Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We've passed this cafe many times on our trips to Rarotonga & finally stopped for lunch on the last day of our latest trip .... how we wish we'd stopped sooner!.... Will be top of our list for our future visits. Wonderful menu, full of variety - something for everyone & mmmmm the food - quality, authentic, full of flavour... More 

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Lake Forest, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Excellent service and food but not open on Friday and Saturday. Nice view of the ocean. You can get sandwiches or octopus. They make delicious thai influenced dishes.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We found this cafe one day while scootering towards the western side of the island. We called in for lunch and the selection on the menu was fantastic for such a small cafe. One thing that really impressed me was their speedy service. These ladies know how to make a place tick, and once again eating outside on the shaded... More 

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Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great coffee, great views and excellent food. Well worth dropping into the saltwater as you cruise around the island.

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WHAKATANE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This lovely little cafe is a great place for brunch and over the years has seen changes in ownership without the food or service suffering. The latest Australian owners are friendly and continue that hard-working, yet laid-back ethic that has always seen us return to the Saltwater Cafe whenever we visit Rarotonga. Thai and Mexican dishes are the specialty, and... More 

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Additional Information about Saltwater Cafe

Address: Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 20020
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
Cuisine: Asian, Coffee Shop, Mexican, Thai

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