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Cafe, Seafood, Polynesian, Fusion, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, helpful staff and delicious food! We especially enjoyed the milkshakes. So good!!! Vegetarian options available.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to eat It rightly deserves the ' best fish tacos in the world' title.. But there's lots of other choices. I had the poached fish on our second visit and it was equally delicious. Great service, lovely atmosphere. Go eat...there.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Karin Wilson, Owner at Avatea Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2023

your my favorite review lol thanking you so very much for your kind review love it

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch due to all the good reviews and since there's not a lot to choose from. The service was really slow and not very friendly. However, the food was excellent. We had the fish tacos and chicken wrap. Would visit again for...the food.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last night in Aitutaki we decided to go for dinner here. The atmosphere was lovely, the staff were lovely and THEY made the BEST COFFEE on the Island. I'm picky and it's as good as home. Food was incredible. Thank you for making my...night!!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a sign on our travels and we heard it was good, well good is an understatement my wife got caramel latte and it was done to perfection the best she has tasted on either rarotonga and aitutaki and the food was soon tasty...and delicious we will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch, enjoyed it so much we booked a dinner the following night. Scrumptious and fresh, the meals were delicious. The team were also really cool, helpful and keen. Will definitely go back next visit to Aitutaki.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for lunch once after reading reviews and went back two more times. Twice for lunch and once for breakfast. The Big Breakfast is superb and I loved the cooked banana which is not noted on the menu but a fantastic addition. The Green...Curry is to die for and the Fish Taco’s, well I’m with everyone else - World Class. Just Yum. The Loaded Fries are insane and whilst ordered as an accompaniment to lunch, it was close to a meal. Nothing disappointed here. Don’t be in a hurry when you get there, enjoy the atmosphere as the meals are definitely worth the wait.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

I think this cafe is the best on the island - considering it is quite challenging to get food in the Cooks, the owners really are sourcing some of the best ingredients. We visited three times for lunch and had pizza, burger, tacos, curry, marlin...bruschetta and prawn bruschetta (not all in one go obviously)! The cafe was recommended by the hosts of our accommodation and we were able to scooter to it, as it was quite far from where we were staying. I would 100% recommend it.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

Was recommended this cafe by our driver but we had also seen it on happy cow (app for vegetarians) was surprised by the big portions everything was delicious and we liked all the local fruits and vegetables on the plate. A highlight was also Michael...thier cat! Also saw chickens and a pig.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Lots of good reviews didn’t materialise for us when dinner here. Service was appalling. Food was less than average. Live music was nice and the twinkle lights gave it a nice feel…otherwise, I couldn’t recommend it.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024 via mobile

We honestly can't fault it, it was flavourful, fresh and well-presented. Coffee good, smoothie good, burger good, pancakes good, bacon eggs and hash good! And the new craft summer ale was good! If we went back we would visit here daily without a doubt! Uncle...Michael is the cat he is good too!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Absolutely aaaaamazing food, vibe and service. We got recommended from a local lady and were stoked to find this gem of a place. A nice breeze blowing in under the sandy trees. I had the green curry and it was great. Fresh seafood, delicious fresh...herbs and veges and a huge portion. The iced chocolate drinks were so good and also huge in size, so great value for money! Would recommend hiring a scooter to come here. Much better than the food at our resort!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

The Avatea Café felt like a bit fancier fare for a non-hotel offering in Aitutaki but not to the point of being overly pretentious. I had the Supreme Pizza which was loaded with many fresh and tasty ingredients (and we had to take half home...as it was massive), and my wife had chicken wings as a meal with fries and salad. We also shared a fruit smoothie which was among the better ones we’ve had over our trip. Admittedly, the menu is a bit on the pricey side but the value proposition is great with the flavors and attention to detail. Really love the vibe with live music when we visited as well. As one of the most well-reviewed places in Aitutaki, we can see why Avatea Café is quite popular – it is up to the hype and is thus recommended. Please indicate if you found this review to be helpful as it would be greatly appreciated!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

This was probably some of the best food I had at Aitutaki, and very decently priced! The portions are huge, and you can take your food to go if you need, including drinks. There's a small shop at the cafe as well, selling pareus, shirts,...jewellery and prints. I wish we could have eaten here for every meal!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

We actually went back for dinner as well and we reckon this place will give the top places in the entire Cooks a run for their money. Top quality food and service. The fusion style works a real treat. Cocktails were the best we had...on the Island. Highly recommended and we'll be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Avatea Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5