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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)
Open Now
7:00 am - 2:00 pm Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Thank chemikills
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We love the waffles!! You have to get there early to make sure you get some waffles, as they can sell out especially on market day. We found out that the Waffle shack is open during the week which is a bonus. There is a...More

Thank Lindsay C
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Here we are in the weekend market and there is this great little shack and its packed, so got to try it and so glad I did, had to go back and do it again the following weekend! Crunchy delicious waffles and great coffee, Im...More

Thank aliebeau
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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
USD 3 - USD 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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