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Saltwater Cafe

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Mexican, Coffee Shop, Asian, Thai
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Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 20020
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 130
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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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 food and hospitality

This cafe is half way round Rarotonga and worth a stop. I had pancakes with banana and maple syrup and side of grated fresh coconut, star fruit, paw paw, and passion fruit for brunch served with a flat white coffee. Delicious! Previously the owner had directed me to a great location for a swim in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Bteam12
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This cafe is half way round Rarotonga and worth a stop. I had pancakes with banana and maple syrup and side of grated fresh coconut, star fruit, paw paw, and passion fruit for brunch served with a flat white coffee. Delicious! Previously the owner had directed me to a great location for a swim in the lagoon. Thanks.

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New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this cafe so much we visited twice. It is a new building on the old site as fire destroyed the original. Great thought has gone into the decoration of this cafe and I loved the pretty blue chairs and white tables. they were so clean and fresh looking. The salt and peppers were 2 dolphins hugging - 1... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this restaurant at lunchtime one day - what a great location right across the road from the beach with a lovely view (loved the sign advising us it was exactly half-way round the island from town). Yummy food.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

It took us six days to be able to get here at a time it was open, but it was worth the wait! $4 beer special and a Mango Daiquiri that my partner rates as one of the best she has had (and she calls herself a connoisseur!). Wedges were well done and the sweet chilli mayo was good too.... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Loved this little spot down from where we were staying, we frequented it often! They did a great breakfast and lunch...Mojitos were a fav as well...The staff were friendly and kind and the view is stunning! Everyone was so nice there, my husband went there while I was getting ready for our wedding ceremony and they were really friendly and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Matt n I went to this cafe and he had fishburger I had steak burger and also ordered a second iced coffee drink we have enjoyed it and highly recommend a stop over for lunch the waitress (don't know her name) but she was brilliant and brighten our day with a friendly smile.... all these staff were fantastic IF YOU... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Stayed n Raro in February for 2 weeks......tried to go there 3 times and was closed each time. Sign was posted as open but it was closed. Loved the old Salt Water and wanted to try the new one.

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Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We went there for our lunch before our last day of holidaying in the Cook Islands.... I had fish burger n chips and the missus had steak burger we both enjoyed every bite of it even finished of the dripping sauces onto the plate from the burger with chips... We loved the waitress who served us with a bright smile... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The most amazing breakfast ever plus delicious long black coffee! We tried to go back but forgot it closes on Friday Saturday's. Don't miss a meal here. Plus Awesome service

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I stopped at this café whilst driving round the island as it was opposite a beach and it had really pretty views. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the coffee was great. The food looked good however I was not hungry so I missed out on tasting the food. On my next visit in November I will definitely... More 

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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 6 - 21
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Coffee Shop, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?