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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

The most delightful cafe on the rock. The first time we visited Hio Cafe was to sample their world famous fish taco’s…. and they were even better than I expected. Not only is the food amazing, but the atmosphere and service are second to none....Nestled high above Hio Beach, we found ourselves returning many times during our stay on Niue. One evening when we were there for dinner we were entertained by the NZ Navy Band and then by some traditional Niue singing from a group dining there also. A random open mic night, just magic! Hio Cafe should be at the top of your list when you visit Niue. Thank you to Vicky and the team for your fantastic hospitality.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Their smoothie is out of this world, and a proper Niue experience. We had come especially for the fish tacos and it did not disappoint! Highly recommended. Plus you can walk down to the ocean after….an overall spectacular experience.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Warm weather, great hosts, amazing food what more can you ask for ?? We booked for 5 in error and they sat 11 with out any fuss on a busy Sunday, we will be back !!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

This cafe has an incredible view over Hio Bay and out to sea, with delicious tropical fruit smoothies served in a coconut. We enjoyed it so much we went twice

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Our small family relocated to Niue in Early April this year 2023. It's not easy moving from what you know. But dining at Hio Cafe was just what the doctor ordered. You can tell there's customer service training here and it shows! Fantastic vibe and...fantastic staff. The food is fresh and made with love and it made us smile. Our daughter enjoyed and smashed her fish taco. The music and the lunchtime view lends itself to having your soul nourished while you relax. Don't change a thing team!!! Our small family thanks you Monuina Weno Jimbo and BillieMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

Great atmosphere, nice views of the ocean and friendly staff. We had booked as we were a large group (12) so they were expecting us and had a table prepared. The food was great, especially the fish tacos, and came out relatively quickly in the...order that the food had been ordered.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

Hio is further up the coast towards Matapa Chasm and Limu Pools, so a bit further for dinner if you are more south. But worth it!! Lots of ambience, very friendly staff and good food. The fish tacos are fabulous! We had a 2/3 lunches...here and about the same in dinners! Also a good stop for a beer after a swim at the pools. If they are open for lunch, they are usually open to about 3ish. Thanks for your hospitality Victoria! See you next time we are visiting.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

This cafe was recommended to us as "the best casual place" to eat on the Rock. Unfortunately, waiting for over an hour and a half for our single course lunch destroyed that recommendation completely. As for the food, all I can say is that deep...fried seafood and other snacks (ie. crab claws, prawn bites, onion rings, mussels and samosas) seemingly obtained (frozen) from the local supermarket dos not a seafood platter make. My best advice is to avoid this one altogether.....More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

We visited Hio a few time during our recent visit to Niue. The food and service are of very high standard. I particularly recommend the Niuekai board, a taster of local foods. Wood fired pizzas are great also. Thank you Victoria and team!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2023

Such a quaint spot and so well patronised - not surprising with the great food that they serve, staff are very friendly, drinks service very slow, great cocktails! The Fish Taco’s are an absolute must, yum yum. The table next door was super happy with...their pizza’s from the pizza oven. Booking for dinner recommended given the limited days they open. And the sunsets are a fabulous bonus. RecommendedMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2022

Vicky and her team were the most incredible hosts and the food they prepared was unique and delicious! My favourite was the fish tacos and you can buy cocktails there by the jug (Ok, we shared...) Quiz nights on Wednesdays are great fun too

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2022

Very friendly staff/family. The coffee and food were great! The cafe is up in the North of Niue and near some great caves to explore.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022

We loved eating here. The Pina Coladas are delicous, as was all the food. A really lovely spot to spend an evening.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 September 2022

An excellent cafe near lots of great caves and places for snorkelling. The food was really fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022

We planned our snorkelling trip to the Lima pools so that we could eat at Hio afterwards. Great spot with great views. The pizza was fantastic .... thin crisp base and good toppings! We did not book - and were lucky to turn up early...so they managed to find a table for us. They are very busy on sunday nights! Next time we visit Niue we will stop in for brunch as that is meant to wonderful too!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
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