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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

I had high expectations despite a not very good reputation amongst the locals....but was very disappointed. Crazy prices, produce not great. Better to give your money to local native sellers.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 26, 2020

We stumbled across this place just walking along the beach at lunchtime. We met the owner, Sonja, one of the most interesting people you will meet. She manages a large organic garden in paradise. The café is closed, but she sells her marvelous produce and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 9, 2019

The place has gone downhill terribly since our last visit, maybe due to the owner's poor mental health - According to locals we spoke to. frozen bread? No thanks bad fruit? No thanks. bread fruit lasagna was like slop.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 10, 2019

Organic fruits and vegetables.....fantastic, you will taste the difference. We visited Sonja multiple times, we never got dissappointed. She loves what she is doing, with real passion. Also try the breadfruit lasagne , the homemade bread and the coconut-cake. delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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June 2, 2019|
Response from Franz P |
AITUTAKI ist eine entzückende kleine Insel der "Cook Islands". Wir "umrundeten" die Insel per Auto in ca. 20 Minuten. So lieblich und verträumt diese Insel ist, so "verträumt" sind auch die Straßen. Der Grünwuchs am... More
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