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Saltwater Cafe

Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 20 020
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (94 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 387 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice eggs but just sliced white bread. Coffee was quite good. A good location for folks staying on the south side of Rarotonga. Had a lovely chat with the current owners.

Thank frankyo
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely spot, good service, yummy food. I had the fish and chips which was marlin. Well cooked and plenty of it. My partner had the Thai rice which looked tasty.

Thank KiwiPeachy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Saltwater Cafe twice while staying at Sea Change for several days. It was close and easily accessible; only a short walk down the road. Lovely service and, like most of the restaurants on the island, had a beautiful view of the lagoon....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple seating and decor adds to the charm. The view over the ocean was amazing and we could quite easily have sat there all day! Great food and, I thought, the best latte on the island. Closes Friday and Saturday though so bear that in...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for money, nice steak Sammie.best I had on island nice chips as well,everyone enjoyed their meals.

Thank trishcarter2016
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Beautiful food and we loved the decor and retro vibe of this restaurant. The menu is broad and our meals were cooked perfectly and beautifully presented. The service was excellent.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Some of the friendliest & best service we encountered on the island. Loved the mango dacquiri special & my Thai beef salad was authentic & delicious. Partner loved his burger too. Great view overlooking the lagoon from the deck. Thanks for the great chats.. a...More

Thank Cath V
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A lovely café beside the road with views of the lagoon. We had lunch here twice and both times the meal was excellent. The staff were friendly and the Australian owner was happy to chat about life in the Cook Islands. A good range of...More

Thank Bill318
Reviewed 16 July 2017

A lovely spot to enjoy brekky or lunch with a view to the ocean. I really enjoyed my omlette and the service was quick and friendly. This is a place I would go back to.

Thank KittyKatch
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Is there anywhere in Rarotonga you can get a decent coffee? Breakfast was good,although a bit pricey. Not open Friday or Saturday.

Thank Quiettrips
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 20 020
  • E-mail
"Where meals and memories are made..." Saltwater Café is a casual beachside café located on the south side of the island. Guests can relax and enjoy their breakfast, lunch, Lavazza coffee, delicious dessert, icy cold beer or favourite drink while gazing out into the beautiful lagoon.
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