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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Problem in Aitutaki is if you are cooking at your villa that i) grocery stores suck big time ii) they are very expensive (hey 1 cauliflower nzd15) and iii) restaurants inthe island are nothing special. The solution is to give Sonja a visit. The breadfruit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 757jannet
Reviewed November 17, 2018

We've come here for our last few trips to pick up wonderful seasonings and fresh veggies. Tauono was the epitome of the aware islander who appreciated his surroundings and the abundance of natural foods on the island and in the lagoon. Sonja continues this practice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

This lady is amazing! Had the lasagna (breadfruit instead of pasta) and it was very good. Also tried the coconut cake for dessert, great! We were very impressed with this option for dinner. So much so, my wife bought her book from the resort.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Lisa_and_Lewis
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Don’t be scared off by the overgrown garden or small unpolished house - it is one of the best places on Aitutaki for fresh fruit and vegetables. It is run by a wonderful elderly lady Sonja from Austria who have lived on Aitutaki for +22...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank MalenaR681
Reviewed January 23, 2018

After many decades Sonya has called it quits on the cafe but her cookbook is for sale at here or in most Cafes around town. She offers a cooking class using her organic produce, got for the breadfruit lasagne and ice cream banana salsa with...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank andyH8443DQ
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Although Sonja has closed her lunch time business, she has a fresh fruit market going every day. Sonja also runs small cooking classes, I highly recommend the experience. This is a once in a life time experience to get to cook ingredients that are specific...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Odi_oz
Reviewed January 2, 2018

We had heard this place was worth a visit for a fine lunch. We went there and met Sonya who said she was easing out of the lunch business - not able to find enough help these days. However, she teaches cooking (I wish we'd...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank martin672014
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

They grow all sorts of veggies fruits and herbs. Its a great place to check out if your Aitutaki diet is starting to feel a bit bland and repetitive. They also do take away or dine in meals. The bread fruit lasagna is delicious.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Erin C
Reviewed September 18, 2017

We didn't eat there as we arrived too late for the cafe, but we bought provisions - veggies, homemade bread, cake and a yummy starfruit salsa. So tasty and good.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank frankyo
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We luckily found this cafe and market store. Sonya is the owner and is passionate about good food. We bought some of her homemade coconut cake, bread and star fruit salsa as well as some tomatoes, arragula, spinach and bananas. All had heaps of flavour....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank joninbroome
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