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Cafe Salsa

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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Contemporary
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In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 215
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate out at a few restaurants and cafes during our recent stay in Rarotonga and Cafe Salsa was our favourite lunch destination. Friendly staff, great food, fantastic coffee and some nice healthy options. Highly recommended.

Thank AFBud
Geelong, Australia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped to have a coffee a couple of times at the Café during our recent holiday in Rarotonga. Great that you can sit inside or outside and the coffee was good also.

Thank McKenzo
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our girls there especially to try the coconut pancakes as they were recommended to us and Yes we can confirm they are delicious!!! The service was friendly and quick, nice surrounds and was clean. Coffee was good too.

Thank Rachel v
Levin, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this café on three of my visits and never been disappointed food is nice they make wonderful milkshakes when you first walk in to the café you are greeted and shown to a table, just very nice service and best of all a smile.

Thank maggymay185
Feilding, New Zealand
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of four had lunch (including some alcohol!). Kids loved their pizza, yummy seafood options. Great find in town. Fun service too.

Thank Gaz75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for breakfast- the food and drinks were great and can't fault the service at all either. Everything came out really quick and the service was very prompt also. Would recommend to anyone!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this on our first day in Rarotonga and made a point of going back whenever we were in town. The homemade bread is delicious and everything I saw come out of the kitchen looked great. Good portion sizes too, highly recommend

Thank Nicola N
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here for lunch and had the most amazing cook island twist on eggs benny! Fococcia bun with local spinach, smoked marlin, eggs, salsa and hollandaise was amazing! Definitely one of our favorite meals in the Cook Islands. Great staff service and friendliness, food didn't take long either.

Thank Iris N
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Cafe Salsa last week while in Rarotonga to have breakfast. The main issue we had was the friendliness of the staff. We always find the Cook Islands a happy friendly place but the staff on this day looked very bored as though they were just doing what they had to do. The food was fine . no... More 

Thank nissChristchurch
Auckland, New Zealand
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for coffee and a cooked breakfast . Fried eggs and bacon. Served up very quickly and tasty. Very good coffee. Its very convenient if in town . You can dine inside or outside . Friendly staff and prices are good. A great selection of all sorts on the menu. You would find something to suit everyone. Nice.

Thank thirtyfour

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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
$6 - $22
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Polynesian, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In Avarua Near Tourist Info | Next to CITC shopping centre, Main Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 215

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