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The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, ,
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+61 410 609 463
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (72 reviews)
“cheesecake” (62 reviews)
“tropical salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Grill, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Island sandwich, which looks basically like the paw paw salad but is on bread. It was satisfying, the real star was the Iced Coffee Cooky Style. The iced coffee had coconut milk in it, as well as a bit of powdered cocoa. If...More

Thank lauralagassa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a gem and has delicious different foods to taste and we went for the salads on offer when we were there! I had a Coconut pawpaw chicken tropical salad and my husband a Pawpaw chicken lettuce salad. Both were full of fresh...More

Thank PennyPie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome lunch in awesome surroundings. Wonderful afternoon. I had the paw paw salad - hubby the smoked marlin. Both were beautiful.

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Only dropped in here in an afternoon to have a look. Wondered around and got the cheesecake and (plunger) coffee. Both were very good. Presented beautifully too. The gardens were also lovely so ended up being a lovely afternoon stop for us. It did make...More

Thank Shane H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Loved wandering through the gardens here. I thought the plants just on the roadside were good but this was even better. Congratulations to the owner for the extraordinary job she has done. The cheesecake really is something else - delicious!

Thank ArtyKiwi
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We stopped by to enjoy the gardens and Cafe (which was closed ,best Cheesecake in Raro I,m told ) but we wandered around and the different plants ,flowers , reclining coconut tree , fan palms just lovely. I took some lovely photos of some of...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Lovely peaceful spot , great salads , sheltered from the wind. If you want a break from the sea and sand it is a good place to visit.

Thank kiwimacs
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Have been here before at a different time of year so nice to see all of the flowers blooming - makes it a better experience. Would suggest that requesting a "donation" at the end would be better than before you enter though. Cafe was ok,...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

we stumbled on these beautiful tropical gardens with the café . donation of $5.00 entry and delight in the tropical plants and rows of large leafy growth with orchards all different types and hanging plants as well meander and enjoy. you will need insect repellent...More

Thank 33cilla
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nice to wander in the gardens and finish with a cup of coffee and a something small to eat. Only a place you would visit once though.

Thank Kej5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 24
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +61 410 609 463
  • E-mail
The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill is on the site of the old Maire Nui Cafe set within the luxurious grounds of the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. Now incorporating a stainless 'outside' Kitchen for night time, The Hidden Spirit offers holiday makers and locals alike a dining experience with a real point of difference on the island of Rarotonga. Specialising in fresh local produce (especially seafood) cooked in a local style but with a subtle influence of the Orient.Open:Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pmSaturday: Midday-4.30pmNights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6.30pm- 11.00pmBooking essential for night time grill.
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