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Koru Cafe

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Located on the way to Ootu beach, Cook Islands
068 2 31 110
07:00 - 15:00
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Coffee, atmosphere,location,service and the food amazingly to die for. Catrina has this place running like a machine. The pineapple cake is to die for and the coffee is spot on. An absolute must on the to do list.

1 Thank lulu1106
Brussels, Belgium
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

We frequented the Koru Café regularly while in Aitutaki on our honeymoon. The coffee is definitely the best on the island. Breakfast was good - ample portions, and with absolutely delicious eggs - but I missed pancakes. We also liked the sandwiches; the relish was delicious. However, sometimes the chicken used for the sandwiches didn't taste very fresh, which was... More 

1 Thank Niris_17
Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

We had a late lunch here with a couple of local beers followed by coffee. The food was fresh and tasted great, the coffee the best we'd had for a while and the service is wonderful. They recommended a lagoon cruise which was perfect for us. A must visit for a decent coffee and NZ quality food.

Thank Mayall
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Lovely cafe serving open from 7am to 3pm daily and the coffee is the best on the island. Great food and service

Thank frangipani201
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

Really great food and for breakfast or lunch or if you are lucky on a Saturday that they have entertainment with "Open Mike" sessions with local entertainer Frank Sabatini, then even better

Thank PoppaHopper
Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

I was going to abstain from coffee during my holiday until I went to Koru Cafe. I just couldn't resist, and it was worth it. I got a take away chicken sandwich and that was delicious. A nice change from the fried food on the island.

Thank noxioust
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed close to Koru and would regularly visit here for a coffee fix! Very good coffee and dessert! I regret not getting a meal here though cause the menu looked good! We had free breakfast at our accomodation so couldn't waste that to get breakfast at Koru. Kara usually makes the coffee and she's very friendly. Next time we... More 

Thank Roy Christopher D
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

We skipped the continental breakfast offered by our hotel to come here every morning and enjoy the delicious coffees, homemade breads and wonderful breakfasts among the classiest art and people on the island. What a find!

Thank Rescue Voices D
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

fab, choice, tops, etc. Actually so good i ate there every morning for 3 days i was on island. Great coffee and people passionate about making the best coffee (even with UHT). Local Free range eggs cooked almost perfectly, streaky bacon, home made breads. And local tomatoes.... they were outstanding, like what we used to have as kids, rich, flavoursome... More 

Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

We had a couple of breakfasts and lunches here. Nothing to complain about at all. Great food and generous servings. Highly recommend it. We were lucky that it was within easy walking distance for us from where we were staying (Samade).

Thank Cloves

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Located on the way to Ootu beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: 068 2 31 110

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