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Cafe Jireh

Cafe, New Zealand, Delicatessen
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Nikao | Opposite Airport, Cook Islands
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lured into Cafe Jireh by the sign which said 'best custard squares on the island', however we were very disappointed with these. The pastry was soggy and the custard was just very ordinary. I would not bother to go back there again. The staff was friendly and the service was good, but we were very disappointed with the... More 

Thank alimay47
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Rarotonga recently for a week and a half, with everyday coming here for brunch. I made my way slowly through their menu and every meal was as good as the last! The staff are warm and welcoming, and their food is delicious hence why I kept coming back! A highlight was the island pancakes for sure and... More 

Thank PaigeGra
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kids and lunches - the breakfasts, smoothies, fries and delicious baking is all sublime. Best scrambled eggs on the island. Some of the best coffee on the island too.

Thank Loulo00
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240 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cakes were good and the drinks OK but tbh only returned as we needed something one day and it was there and open.

Thank olthomas44
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi all, just wanted to say how much we loved Craig's place, we came in for coffee everyday, sometimes more than once. After sampling coffee at a number of other cafe's on the island, we both rated Cafe Jireh the best coffee place on the island. We both love coffee and my partner Jules has been a barista for over... More 

Thank Peter U
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little disappointed at not being able to get what I was hoping for but that's not the end of the world and I tried something new and enjoyed it. The only minus was a lot of traffic noise due to having the airport opposite

Thank Jim K
Level Contributor
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

big quantities but average food. I did not enjoyed as much as last year. the custard squares are still yummy.

Thank Action C
Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Decided to try Cafe Jireh for brunch as it was one of the places we hadn't tried on the island, and we were disappointed. The staff that served us did not seem happy in their work, and couldn't even crack a smile when taking our order or delivering our food. The coffee was very average, and both my partner had... More 

Thank AddCoffee
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Stopped in for lunch and was most impressed. Not only the best lasagne on the island but some of the best I've ever had! The coffee was also great and the staff were friendly. Fast service and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Lisa C
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Wow what a lovely lunch, freshly made and so delicious, ika mata and French bread. Serving size really generous and all for $10, if you are on the island and want to try an island speciality dish, then try this one, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Sandraleelovering

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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
Cafe, New Zealand, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nikao | Opposite Airport, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: 68224776
Cafe Jireh is a top cafe on the Island serving hearty breakfasts, top espresso, delicious cakes and pastries, all made with love by our Chef and Baker. Lunch meals served with freshly prepared salads to die for. Smoothie Selection and cold drinks.

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