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Chatterbox Cafe

Lagoon side, Bikenibeu village | Upper Tarawa, closer to airport, Republic of Kiribati
+686 28369
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“yogurt” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Lagoon side, Bikenibeu village | Upper Tarawa, closer to airport, Republic of Kiribati
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Reviewed yesterday

The Chatterbox Cafe is an oasis in this hot and humid island. It is part of Tobaroai a mainly travel company. We happened to be traveling in a group of 11 with this company and ended up here. Chatterbox is only part of the place....More

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The air conditioning and coffee was a little piece of home. So if that is what you need, this is the polace for you. If you are after something local, there are some books on Kiribati and local crafts. But there are better local crafts...More

Thank Stuart l
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Very friendly staff who remember your name - even after a couple of months away. The coffee is very good and the toasted sandwiches are yummy.

Thank Carol Y
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Fantastic brownies and a nice quiet space for working. They've created a really nice ambience and have some quality handicrafts for sale.

Thank MaritaCM
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a pelasant place, with AC and Inernet - I am not sure if it is free or paid. This was the only place in the country I could find coffee that was not instant. Also, they serve soups and sandwiches.

Thank MashaZ
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Typical cafe but has other businesses attached (can purchase handicrafts, and also seek tourism advice). One of only a handful of cafes in the country that offer coffee and things like yogurt and air conditioning, so will often be over run with expats. Not much...More

Thank BellaBernard
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to fix my coffee craving, nice coffee and milkshakes. Nice clean premises attached to a shop selling traditional type souvenirs. You won’t find a nice coffee anywhere else in Tarawa.

Thank familyof6nz
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

I had lunch here once and was pleasantly surprised. Nice view, air conditioned, good food and drinks

Thank Cruiser730966
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Air conditioned cafe overlooking the lagoon where expats, tourists etc head when in need of a coffee fix. While pricey - having a toasted ham and cheese sandwich is a real treat here in Tarawa. Also sells a range of locally made gifts including jewellery,...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Very helpful staff, very quick, very willing. They even got me dinner from the Chinese down the road. Very modern and comfortable with air con. Lovely passion fruit yogurt.

Thank Sue R
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lagoon side, Bikenibeu village | Upper Tarawa, closer to airport, Republic of Kiribati
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Republic of Kiribati  >  Gilbert Islands  >  Tarawa Atoll
  • Phone Number: +686 28369
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