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Cafe Jireh

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Cafe, New Zealand, Delicatessen
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| Kids in Action Building, Nikao, Cook Islands
+682 24 776
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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New Zealand
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I spotted their "Best Custard Squares in Raro" sign when we were scootering round the island, and being partial to the odd custard square we had to try one. The staff were pleasant as was the café décor. They were close to closing, so not many people were there. They are close to town and opposite the... More 

Thank Ocatty1
Taupo, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food was fine but service was one of the worst I've ever had. Staff were too busy laughing between them selves and gossiping rather than serving me. Was not a welcoming café.

Thank chelray
Warkworth, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a lovely place to go for breakfast, morning tea or lunch with beautiful food. This is the place to get yummy Custard Squares.

Thank Shirley C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

We stopped by here a couple of times, it is opposite the airport and worth popping over if you have time to kill at the airport- just 2 mins walk. Great coffee, lovely cakes. My Wife had the custard square that is so famous.. It was the best she had ever tried..but the only one. but it certainly set the... More 

Thank Moodygeezer
Hamilton, New Zealand
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292 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015

Well the custard squares may be the best on the island but they are just average really. The lemon slice was really good though. Coffee good but the Mocha was more like a hot chocolate. I wouldn't come back - not with the LBV just down the road.

Thank Wayne K
San Diego, California
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015

I stopped in here with my kids for a treat almost as a joke because their slogan was the best award winning coffee (or something like that). I really needed a good cup one day and so we turned in. Foks, it's not an advertisement! This place had they greatest coffee and sweet treats ever! The decor was great and... More 

1 Thank tlyntp
Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

nice surrounds, great time to kill before going over to airport. Had toilets available, nice food and good selection of teas. Next time we will try the custard squares

Thank 626lisa123
Nelson, New Zealand
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296 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have always had good food at this little café across the road for the airport. This time my husband had a custard square which I tried and for the first time ever I must say that I enjoyed a custard square..... so totally agree you do the best in Raro!

Thank owlesey
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This place has great coffee and snacks. The service is exemplary, to the point we left our wallet in the cafe before flying to Aitutaki. Blossom went out of her way to pay and organise for it to be flown over to us and follow up to confirm it had been received. We are so grateful and will be back... More 

Thank Mel_Esprit_Pilates
Ancaster, Canada
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2015

We found this place just average. Coffee drinks and tea were good. My custard square was just ok. It was too sweet and sugary for me. Hubby also did not like his chocolate cake. He said it was too dense and sugary. He feed it to the roosters. I didn't finish my slice. This café is located across the street... More 

Thank Blueses1492

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, New Zealand, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: | Kids in Action Building, Nikao, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 24 776
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?