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LBV - Le Bon Vivant Rarotonga Avarua

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Avarua Town | Up town, Cook Islands
00682 27619
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 35
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  • 11
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So delicious

This was the first meal we had on the island. It was amazing. Had the gnocchi with prawns and it was great. Service was good too

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Shaleen S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This was the first meal we had on the island. It was amazing. Had the gnocchi with prawns and it was great. Service was good too

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Keele, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Honestly the nicest food on the island! We all ordered different dishes and everyone was incredibly satisfied! The quinoa was exceptional

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is lovely for coffee and morning tea. We went nearly every morning for our "doughnut fix". Freshest and lightest we have ever had. They are addictive so don't start if you don't want to continue! Lovely staff.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great cafe - with wonderful smoothies and bakery. Live music one afternoon was awesome. It was Oktoberfest so the entertainment and beer tasting was an additional treat.

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Thank SPACESids
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Having not enjoyed Trader Jack's service, we decided to try LBV. It has a better selection of food than its Muri Beach counterpart and nicer coffee too. Location and outlook less pleasant. My husband ordered a chicken curry pie but got a mince and cheese one which was tasty. I had a vegetarian quiche which was delicious.

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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Oh man, they food at this bakery cafe is out of this world! I loved the vegetable brioche and the spinach quiche. I loved it so much that on the day we were leaving I ran to the cafe with minutes to spare, to grab one more brioche, but they were all gone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

LBV is a great place at any time of the day. Great range of salads, sandwiches and especially the pastry. OMG, try the chocolate-banana Danish!! It's to die for!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great cafe on the main road around the island. One of the most modern looking signs - you can't miss it! Had a big breakfast here which was yum, kept me going for the day! Great coffee, and french pastries - May have indulged in a donut which was amazing!

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a great bakery that we again enjoyed visiting, during a recent business trip. Last year I had dinner there with my wife. We were unsure of what to expect from what I thought was just a bakery … It was amazing and blew me away! Similar prices to the rest of the island, but the food was divine.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were at LBV during their Bastille Day celebrations. My wife & I enjoyed very nice coffee and donuts. Our sons had eclairs. There was petanque setup and a great setting for a few family games. Live music in the background and it was perfect. We've love to visit Rarotonga again and would certainly sample the LBV coffee and food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avarua Town | Up town, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: 00682 27619

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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