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Saltwater Cafe

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh fish burger

We stopped here on a rainy afternoon for a quick lunch. They are excellent see through pull down shelter for such days which stops the rain and most of the wind from getting to you while you dine, leaving you with a good view of the lagoon. This cafe is at the halfway point from Avarua on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Gilbert, Arizona
1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a handful of meals here since it was within walking distance of our villa. The ability to order either breakfast or lunch at any time was nice. They were closed on Friday and Saturday and don't open until 9am, which was a wait for us to have breakfast. The food was good and you can see the ocean... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a rainy afternoon for a quick lunch. They are excellent see through pull down shelter for such days which stops the rain and most of the wind from getting to you while you dine, leaving you with a good view of the lagoon. This cafe is at the halfway point from Avarua on the south side... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Saltwater Cafe is located on the south side of the island and has a stunning view from the wide and spacious deck. We were lucky to be served by Shane who was very friendly and helpful. He made us a great fruit smoothie but it was a bit late for food. They serve Lavazza coffee which is reliably good, so... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We go to Saltwater every year. We missed them last year when they were being rebuilt after the fire. Great service and a great range of food which is consistently good. Glad to see them up and running again. We are particularly partial to the Mexican options on the menu. Happy to do children's portions for menu options

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This became our regular coffee stop on the island. We only had cabinet food, but it was tasty and fresh and the kitchen meals did look great. Beautiful views of the reef. The place itself is in a big shed so not much atmosphere but that is easily sacrificed for the good coffee.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been here twice now and the coffee was really good both times. Yummy ginger crunch too :) We'll be back.

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been here twice so far and the coffee is thus far consistently good. The ginger crunch is very nice (ask for it without the cream from a can however). We also shared a Cheese, Pineapple, and Tomato Toasted Sandwich. It was nicely presented and was tasty, however the bread is kind of plain. We'll be back here soon... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Its lovely to see this restaurant up and going again, I had a lovely lunch of fresh fish and my son was very impressed with his mexican meal. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the fruit juice was awesome. We went back a couple times in the days following, the Saltwater Cafe was so popular, all seats were taken... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We ate at the Saltwater Cafe several times while in Raro. The food was good and the views of the ocean were awesome.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great to see this business back up and running again. Always a pleasure to stop here for a meal and a chat. Food is always tasty and well cooked. Staff and owner very friendly...thanks and good luck with the rd works.

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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 5 - 19
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Coffee Shop, Asian, Thai

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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 - 19
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Coffee Shop, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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