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Saltwater Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 20 020
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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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here is tatsty and the service is good. The cafe is also one of the few places open for breakfast and lunch on a Sunday. Most places are closed on Sunday. The prices are mid range but the food is good and the view, at the half point around the island, is spectacular.

Thank Sharon L
Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the cleanest Cafe I've ever seen. Every surface in the kitchen is gleaming (mostly stainless steel) and the dining area and toilet facilities are impeccable. Great food, good value, and the staff go above and beyond the call of duty. I left my handbag there, didn't realise until later when they'd, and they wrote a msge... More 

Thank bakerv
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sue's baked cheesecake had us returning a couple of times for morning tea. Using new season mangoes, or pineapple and passion fruit, the result was light and delicious. Plenty of parking with a sea view just across the road, it was an easy place to stop at on our way around the island. Highly recommended.

Thank mrsBuckls
Ponca City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorite restaurants we tried for lunch. Great food, wonderful view, we really loved it!!

Thank drmike16
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Nice location and nice food. Only open two days over our stay period so only had drinks there, nice efficient friendly staff.

Thank Colinmchristie
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I can not comment on the food as the cafe is hardly ever open and on the day it was and we stopped for lunch we were informed it was closing at 1:00pm so we were turned away.

1 Thank WoollamiaTweety
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Stopped here 3 times during our 10 day stay. Lovely food, great coffee and excellent service. Would certainly go back again.

Thank Marlene R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Food was good and the view was great. This restaurant sits at the half way mark of the island. A great place for a meal or just a snack.

Thank luvhugin
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Big portions on the pancakes and Saltwater Breakfast. the BELT sandwich is also really good. All the bread is super fresh, being that they are also a large scale bakery for the Island. Definitely recommend for anyone staying on the south side of the island.

Thank jimriddle4
North Shore City, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

On other trips to Raro we haven't been able to try this Cafe (due to closure and then the fire etc). We finally got to experience the food/drinks in October 2016. Well worth the wait - deliciously fresh and tasty food. Very friendly staff and gorgeous setting overlooking the lagoon at the 'halfway mark' of the Island. Recommend to all.

Thank bruceandwendy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
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 20 020
"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?