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Saltwater Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, New Zealand
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Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 20020
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This cafe has a wide variety of food. We had excellent excellent Thai and Polynesian meals as well as large helpings of fish and chips. Very friendly staff

Thank Kathy Z
Christchurch, New Zealand
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure what I expected here but only had a coffee as the choice was a big brekky or a small selection of cakes. Okay place to stop didn't go back though.

Timaru, New Zealand
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here, enjoyed the food fresh and tasty solid cafe fare, one of the staff noticed a tire on our rental was flat and promptly called the rental company to get it sorted. Most places wouldn't care. Recommend this cafe to anyone looking for good food on the south side of the island. Great views too

Thank cozza22
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Fish Burgers with Island Fries - service a bit slow but the food is beautifully cooked and very fresh

Thank Cheryl Burton
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here at least once every time we visit but it's getting bland. The food is good, not large meals, but it feels like youre sitting on the concrete verandah of a big tin shed - Which is exactly what it is. The place could be easily done up to create a nicer atmosphere, especially with that amazing lagoon... More 

Thank Rustyjamtin
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240 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only managed to eat here once as they close Friday/Saturday but truly enjoyed what we had. Menu is more varied that most nearby cafes and the food was excellent. Would have liked to have gone back

Thank olthomas44
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place, staff are nice and location is half way around the Island. Food is great and love the coffee. I was disappointed the cafe was closed on Friday, was hoping to have my last brekky and coffee there before I left.

Thank Soft1962
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a lovely lunch here, BLT and it was huge, struggled to finish it. Friendly staff, quick service, would go again.

Thank Carol B
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a great spot to get a light lunch which isn't too expensive. Run by Kiwis who left home a few years ago and now provide simple food from burgers to all day breakfasts.

Thank Rwd181
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our breakfast there with a nice cup of coffee. The view was not bad. It's right beside the road, so very convenient. It's also at the half way of the island :) I loved my pancakes with fresh banana and papaya! Omelet was a bit over cooked. But the chicken sausages were great. Not much service, but that's... More 

Thank TofuTheBunny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 20020
"Where meals and memories are made..." Saltwater Café is a casual beachside café located on the south side of the island. Guests can relax and enjoy their breakfast, lunch, Lavazza coffee, delicious dessert, icy cold beer or favourite drink while gazing out into the beautiful lagoon.

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