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Saltwater Cafe

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Mexican, Cafe, Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 20020
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 95
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great variety, great food.

Went on a scooter cruise with my partner, stopped by this and were AMAZED. We'd mostly been confined to very short menus but this place felt like it had it all. Very windy day out but I'm sure the view is great on any other day. The food was very good too! Loved it and we tried to come back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Morgan M
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Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went on a scooter cruise with my partner, stopped by this and were AMAZED. We'd mostly been confined to very short menus but this place felt like it had it all. Very windy day out but I'm sure the view is great on any other day. The food was very good too! Loved it and we tried to come back... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

stopped in here on our way round the island. Had the fish burger and it was awesome. Was so filling and fresh. Wait staff were great too. Great meals at great prices

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Crowthorne
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139 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to stop off on your trip round the island, we went a couple of times to eat here and it was just the job. Burgers were great.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited this place twice. Well run and had great coffee and friands. Eggs Benedict was wonderful, as was the coffee. Pleasant staff and service.

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Henderson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Stopped here on our way around the island. Great meals and nicely Chilled handles for our beers. I had the Thai salad which was delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good, variable selection for Breakfast and lunch and great views of the sea. Helpful staff. We bought extra bacon to feed the very gentle dog who came to say hello :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Coffee okay, but not fantastic. Would have liked a bit more option for nobbles to have with it. Lady owner friendly, but didn't seem terribly interested in serving us. Like most places they seem to scale back by 3pm

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We have been here 3 times over the last couple of months. Each time the coffee is good. Other places on the island it is hit and miss but here you will get good coffee. We shared a slice of Ginger Crunch once and that was fantastic, and great value. We have also shared a toasted sandwich and that was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went to Saltwater Cafe when it was the old version - about 6 years ago. Full of character in those days...now sadly, the building burnt down and the bakery which is the main occupant built a sterile functional building - so not so nice for the cafe experience at the front. Lovely owners from Australia - very friendly and... More 

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South Auckland New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food was nice and the café clean and inviting but the services was really outstanding. My friend asked about the Hollandise and they brought a little dish for her to try before continuing with the order. Also gave us great advice about where to snorkel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 20020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Cafe, Seafood, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?