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LBV - Le Bon Vivant Taputapuatea, Avarua

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Avarua Town Up Town, Avarua 1001, Cook Islands
00682 27619
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good for coffee. Went to Muri Beach cafe. Fresh donuts. Nice breads. Casual setting. Right on the main road. Has wide outdoor grass area

Thank GVtraveller2014
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was AMAZING! Great staff to boot. Good choice of drinks. Prawn gnocchi was my favourite. Fed 4 adults with drinks for $116 NZD. Excellent value for money

Thank Bernice B
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42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tim and his team at LBV went out of their way to provide a great evening for 20 or so adults and 6 toddlers to attend our sons 40th birthday bash. Terrific food and cool service. Surroundings not the greatest, close to the road, and as outside glad it didnt rain as interior would be tight for our group. Recommendede

Thank Paul B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Probably caters to workers in town. One staff working when we popped in. She did a good job. Very limited choice of food compared to Muri, but still a good option for coffee stop.

North Shore City, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a bottle of rosé' & platter on Bastille day with live music. Amazing! A refreshing new option in Rarotonga, the cabinet provides awesome French delights.

Thank Joy T
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

What more can I say??? Yum yum yum! Best coffee on the island and chocolate brownies to die for, wish we had come back before we left to get danishes! They looked amazing!

Thank Kristy K
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast!! Great service great food. Will definitely go back when next in Rarotonga. The donut with chocolate custard was beaut

Thank Fiona H
Nelson, New Zealand
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151 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We stumbled across this cafe whilst biking around the island and absolutely loved it. Great bakery food. Ham and Cheese baguettes were delicious and fantastic coffee. Prices comparable to what you would pay in NZ ($9 baguette and $4.5 flat white). There were donuts and other bakery food and the staff were always very friendly. This cafe became our daily... More 

Thank nomadicnevs
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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

Thank Shaleen S
Keele, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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

Thank cholloway92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, European, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Town Up Town, Avarua 1001, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: 00682 27619

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?