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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (29 reviews)
“sliders” (3 reviews)
“tempura” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Ara Tapu Maire Nui Drive Avarua | Box 50, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I think this place is relying too much on its relationship with the Tamarind. Had a very average breakfast here with my husband. The waiter did not say a word as she took our order. I had a smoothie which was mostly water. The food...More

Thank bluegal
Raroliving, Manager at The New Place Cafe Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Kia Orana bluegal We appreciate your feedback on your experience. We are investigating why on this morning it was not up to our usual friendly quality standard. We do not use water in our smoothies, only Nu (coconut juice) and fresh fruit, in this case...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018

There isn't much choice for lunch in Avarua, Capital town of Rarotonga/Cook islands. Situated right on the main road and central town. It is open, has bar and food not too bad. If you can have the octopus curry - try it! It is beautiful...

Thank JustABV
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I plus our good friends from San Diego, CA, visited Rarotonga via a Cruise Ship port call. We walked the main Street and saw The New Place Restaurant with an inviting Menu sign outside. The owner Pasha invited us in and since...More

Thank TampaBayJeff
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We had quick stop at this place. Food and drinks were sooooo good we stayed longer than planned :) simply GREAT

Thank Ms B
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

First cafe we went to whilst in Rarotonga. Didn’t disappoint, service was great. Lots of yummy choices and reasonably priced. I got a healthy smoothie it was yummy. Meals were huge so good value to money.

Thank PriscillaS1413
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Top marks go to the New Place for us! We visited the restaurant twice for lunch and both times the food was exceptional. The menu differs from I think everywhere we ate on the island in that it has a more healthy selection! If we...More

Thank surfgypsy74
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Restaurant: “The New Place” Friends informed us that in Avarua on the Main Street is a New Restaurant; called: The New Place,” try it they suggested, so we did. In the evening they wanted to know: “how we liked it?” I said to our friends:...More

Thank soccerfan777
Reviewed 25 December 2017

We love all the interesting items on the menu with daily changing specials as well as catering to wide range of people including vegetarians and vegans. The Thai red tofu curry and vegetarian tempura are my personal favourites. They also make great kombucha.

Thank cookieabroad
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Owned by the same people who have Tamarind House, this is more of a cafe style place but still with excellent service and an interesting menu

Thank potblak
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We’d really been looking forward to visiting for breakfast and had called in during the week to check that they opened at 7.30 (we’re early risers) and whether we needed to book on a Saturday morning (no we didn’t). We arrived early and it was...More

2  Thank nzlilibet
Raroliving, Manager at The New Place Cafe Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Kia Orana nzlilibet, We apologise on behalf of the staff member who gave you a poor fleeting impression of the New Place. We are glad however, you didn't actually have a meal, as we have been able to address the individual's approach to customers with...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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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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