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The New Place Cafe Rarotonga

Ara Tapu Maire Nui Drive Avarua | Box 50, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
+682 22 279
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (28 reviews)
“sliders” (3 reviews)
“tempura” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
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LOCATION
Ara Tapu Maire Nui Drive Avarua | Box 50, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Used to be Raviz Indian but now a great new spot. Great curries and always busy with locals too whicj always means its good!

Thank LeonKiwi
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting to watch the dynamics behind the scenes of a cafe. One server was pacing around as though he had nothing to do and had to be prompted by the manager to clear plates. We had haloumi salad and Mexican frittata which were both good....More

Thank Bontaks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here twice and both times the food was excellent. Staff very friendly. Not expensive either. Menu isn't extensive though but what they have tastes great.More

Thank Stamrish1
New_Place_Cafe_Raro, Manager at The New Place Cafe Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, love getting feedback that the food was so excellent, reasonably priced and served well by our friendly staff. A little surprised that you didn't think the menu was extensive though, between the curries, vegan specials, salads, panini,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are feeling overheated and need a place to chill, you couldn't do better than relaxing at The New Place. Say hi to Pasha or Sue if you see them - tell them Dave & Sean sent you. Don't go once - there are...More

Thank sbod2017
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Two of our group ordered the omelette and the other two had the corn fritters. The omelettes were swimming in grease and the corn fritters tasted like they hade been precooked and heated up, all in all would not recommend this placeMore

Thank Nino-nine
New_Place_Cafe_Raro, Manager at The New Place Cafe Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia Orana Nino-nine, So sorry you didn't mention this to anyone on the staff at the time so we could take constructive criticism on board and address the matter with our kitchen team. We hope you call again so we can ensure you enjoy a...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Decided to pop in this little cafe for lunch, staff were so welcoming and friendly. I would definitely recommend the tropical fruit smoothie

Thank Caitlyn G
New_Place_Cafe_Raro, Manager at The New Place Cafe Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia Orana Caitlin So glad you had a great lunch with friendly welcoming service and a good tropical fruit smoothie. Will pass your feedback onto the staff and management, including the bar team to let them know their smoothie is a hit.

Reviewed 7 June 2018

Popped into this cafe at lunchtime, several times during May. Pasha is an excellent restaurant manager, and very obliging with her customers. All the staff are great and well trained. Love the fish and chips served at lunchtime. Very generous portions and delicious too.More

Thank Frangipani08
Raroliving, Manager at The New Place Cafe Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Kia orana Frangipani, Thanks for the lovely feedback, and its always wonderful to have repeat customers during their visits. Our beer battered or herb crumbed fish and chips are very popular and its good to know the are consistently good! See you next trip we...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a mixed fusion place with Indian and western foods- they served a good coffee and garlic bread was good for a snackMore

Thank 021TainaS
Raroliving, Manager at The New Place Cafe Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Kia Orana Taina, Glad you enjoyed our coffee with your snack, and noticed our eclectic menu of fresh tropical cuisine drawn from islands all around the world, including Sri Lanka and off Kerala India, as well as the Caribbean. We also take pride in having...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We were hunting for somewhere for Saturday lunch after visiting the market. Much is closed in Raro on Saturday afternoon. The New Place was open but we might wish that it hadn't been. We had a very ordinary lunch. The corn fritters ere tasteless, stodgy...More

Thank DavidBrittain
Raroliving, Manager at The New Place Cafe Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Kia Orana DavidBrittan, We are sorry you didn't enjoy your meal with us. We are always glad to receive constructive criticism at the time of dining as it allows our chefs to address the matter immediately, and gives us a chance to make it right...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Really nice Café near the town center. The breakfast is really solid (portions wise) and has a really good food quality. The concept with different dining levels is also pretty nice and not standard.

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Raroliving, Manager at The New Place Cafe Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your nice comments about our breakfast portions and quality! Wonderful to get feedback like this on our multilevel alfresco atmosphere too. Look forward to your next visit. Meitaki Maata

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara Tapu Maire Nui Drive Avarua | Box 50, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 279
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Description
Breakfast and light meals from 7:30, all morning light savouries and desserts, coffee, tea, smoothies. Lunch 11:30 to 2:30. Also open for light meals and refreshing drinks or afternoon tea through to 5:30 pm. Evening opening to 10:30pm coming soon.
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