Casual Café Dining

You will be spoilt for choice from the great selection of cafes in Rarotonga and Aitutaki.

Some serve the freshest seafood straight from the boat, others specialise in all day breakfasts, great espressos, freshly baked breads and pastries, island-style dishes etc. Cafés of all descriptions and take-away food outlets are sited all around the islands. You are sure to find one that is just right for you.

Here is our selection of some of the best cafes on Rarotonga and Aitutaki with a little description of what’s on offer.

A guide to casual café dining

CAFÉ LOCATION TELEPHONE DESCRIPTION
RAROTONGA
Bite Time Fish Cafe Punanga Nui Market (+682)23577 Straight off their boats; fresh sashimi, ika mata, seafood platters, fish wraps and sandwiches
Café Salsa Downtown Avarua (+682)22215 Great wood-fired pizzas and Pacific cuisine. Open from 7.30am for breakfast and lunch. Licensed
Charlies Café & Beach Hire Titikaveka (+682)28055 Relaxed on the beach café serving burgers, fish & chips etc. plus SUP and kayak hire
Coco Putt Bistro & Bar Aroa (+682)27181 Just off the main road at Aroa. 18 hole mini-golf plus all day menu and bar. Great family fun.
Deli-licious Café Muri Village (+682)20858 All day breakfast menú plus home-style cooking. Check out the custard squares and cheesecake
LBV Bakery & Café Muri Village (+682)28619 Great coffee, gourmet deli foods, fresh baked breads and pastries. Daily plus dinner Tue to Fri
Saltwater Café Turoa (+682)20020 At the half way mark around the island. Breakfast, lunch and Lavazza espresso. Sun to Thu
The Café Uptown Avarua (+682)21283 In the historic Beachcomber building, serving quality espresso plus homemade cakes and food
The Mooring Fish Café Avana Harbour (+682)25553 Popular waterfront café in a container. Serving freshly caught fish sandwiches, salads and tacos.
Tuoro Licensed Café Black Rock (+682)21233 Casual lunch time dining with flavoursome tapas and main dishes plus a superb view of the ocean
Whale & Wildlife Café Atupa (+682)21666 A great family experience plus quality coffee and cakes. On the back road behind Avatiu Harbour
AITUTAKI
Aitutaki Village O’otu (+682)31526 Breakfast and lunch right on the beach and overlooking the lagoon. SUP’s and kayaks for hire.
Koru Café O’otu (+682)31110 7 days from 7am to 3pm. Great food and coffee plus picnic lunches and bbq packs. WiFi.
Rumours Café Amuri (+682)31906 Intimate dining at Aitutaki Escape resort. Breakfast Mon to Sat. Lunch, dinner reservations essential


The Mooring Fish Cafe
Salsa Cafe
Tuoro Cafe
The Cafe
Bite Time Cafe
Koru Cafe, Aitutaki