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Saltwater Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 20 020
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09:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 14:30
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Marlene R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank luvhugin
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank jimriddle4
North Shore City, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank bruceandwendy
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great value family friendly the best fish and chips on the Island Staff fantastic very friendly to all worked tirelessly to ensure meals came out fast in there little boxes eat in or take away.

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Thank lockvale
Waynesboro, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place was recommended to us as it was close to our accommodations so we went here for breakfast the first morning of our vacation. We found the food to be mediocre at best and well overpriced. Out of all of the restaurants in Rarotonga, this is one that I would skip.

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2 Thank allisonmaupin
Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Super busy - waited an hour for food - however they did warn us. Great location with a new view. Food was pretty good, some meals better than others... Pad Thai was nice. Service was good!

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1 Thank bnabroad
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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162 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food may be good here, lots of people recommended it, but it is only open for lunch and not especially big on seafood, if the menu is any indication.

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2 Thank Karen F
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We sat down at 11.30am for lunchand were handed menus almost immediately. Having chosen what we wanted, we had to wait 15 minutes before being asked for our order. (2 canned cold drinks and a seafood share plate.) The drinks took a further ten minutes to arrive,, and the food finally turned up FIFTY minutes into out visit. The food... More 

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2 Thank potblak
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We enjoyed the view and a pleasant and tasty lunch provided by a kind and friendly server. Ice cold beer mugs on a hot day were a real bonus for us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:30
Monday
09:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 14:30
Thursday
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 20 020
Description
"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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?