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Reefside Rarotonga

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Punanga nui Markets | Caravan Opposite Bond Store, Avarua, Cook Islands
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 06:30 - 12:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Looking for espresso coffee and happened to come across Reefside. After making us great coffees and fruit smoothies, we ended up chatting with the manager and her very friendly and welcoming team (including Denise!) learning about life in the Cook Islands. It was a fantastic way to start our stay in Rarotonga with the bonus of good coffee.

Thank robertN8791LX
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

A regular customer, fan of the double-double cappuccino, but also loving their seasonal fruit smoothies and ice coffee. Great service and love the K-Pop music at the Cooks Corner Café!

Thank Mii M
Cooks Beach, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Was a regular for the 2 weeks I was in Raro. My morning pleasure before work. Constant stream of scooters calling in so everyone knows its good.

Thank Chris G
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

We had coffee here a few times and couldn't make up our minds as to which of the two vans had the better coffee. There is another Reefside at Cook's Corner bus stop.

1 Thank sydneysiderworldtour
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

I'm picky about my cappuccinos and this place always delivered. I became a "regular" during my 2 week stay and not ashamed to say that Starbucks back home ain't got nothin' on Reefside. Thanks for the quality caffeination guys.

Thank Sharon C
Sydney Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Loved this coffee and I am fussy they are in the main town and have a hut on the side of the road as you drive in to town . If you go to the markets on Saturday go here for coffee you won't be disappointed. It's where the locals get their coffee. The protein balls are great too!

1 Thank MicheleR18
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

The iced coffees and mochas these guys do have to be some of the best on the globe, not just in Rarotonga. Friendly great staff and absolutely delicious coffees - don't miss this little caravan at the end of the market area in town - we went back several times and it was very popular.

2 Thank Jill F
Arorangi, Cook Islands
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

The only this I look forward to about going to work in the morning, is stopping at Reefside to get my usual coffee to kick start my day! I have lived on this island for years and never been much of a coffee person coz no one on this island makes a good coffee until of course, I tried Reefside!... More 

Thank Shona B
Brisbane, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

My cousins and I love Reefside. The best place to grab a coffee to start the day and also the best place to grab a smoothie for lunch. Love the service and love the coffee.

Thank Rangimarie A
Nikao, Rarotonga
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

I've been here 3 months now and haven't found a better place to get my daily intake of coffee - often more than once!! Great smoothies and milkshakes too!!

Thank Tony F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punanga nui Markets | Caravan Opposite Bond Store, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?