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The Waffle Shack

Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
+682 50 713
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“waffles” (184 reviews)
“ice cream” (31 reviews)
“toasties” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were told to try the waffles are were not disappointed! Not sure if the Shack is open outwith market times though

Thank StirlingGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are wanting a cold sweet hit...look no further. Delicious. The waffles are decent in size with two big scoops of ice cream. Is a meal for one but is also a good size to share between two.

Thank Loren K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pretty hard to find good breakfast places on Raro - this place in the Market area is one of them with good strong coffee.

Thank Rich12456
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Best cheap lunch option we found, enjoyed the toasted sandwiches and waffles. FYI no waffles on Monday

Thank chemikills
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The waffles definitely were presented well, but nothing exceptional. The coffee was terrible but the staff were friendly. Tried it as needed to, but won't be back.

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Love this place and worth a waffle stop. Coffee is not the best but your going there for the waffles anyway

1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Went to the stand at the Saturday market to get coffee and was not disappointed. Good service. Wish I hadn't gone so early - otherwise would have indulged in the waffle and icecream that seemed so popular - but was way to early for me....More

Thank amr100
Reviewed 26 August 2018

stumbled across this place and the coffee was the best I had on the island - waffles looked good too.

Thank Youngs066
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Had the Fruit Waffle with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce... The best. My son was addicted to it. A daily stop worth the time. Ill be back!

Thank Charleen H
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Saturday morning market, very busy and we waited a while, but it was worth it. my waffle was huge and piled high with fresh fruit and ice-cream, so good <3

Thank MistyJewels
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31 July 2017|
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Response from viv_ab | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so, it's a very simple shack kind of operation, with 5 kinds of waffles and that's it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 5
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 50 713
  • E-mail
The Waffle Shack is a unique little cafe that specialises in fresh espresso coffee and authentic Belgian waffles. However we also have fresh croissants, muffins and other surprises on alternating days.
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