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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%
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Ara Tapu Maire Nui Drive Avarua | Box 50, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Although we were recommended this cafe, it wasn't my cup of tea. The menu looked good (we were there at a time when there was a limited light menu) and the food we had was tasty. However, it was a fairly cosmopolitan menu and I'd...More

Thank frankyo
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to drop in for a coffee on market day. Although there was plenty of staff on and very few customers it took ages to get a couple of coffee. Was thinking if walking out at one stage. The coffees were luke warm when we...More

Thank MalcolmB1300
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We discovered this Cafe early on in our stay and came at least once a week to have a curry. Attentive friendly staff added to the experience. They were not open for evening dining on Monday nights which wasn't a problem. When in Raro again...More

Thank bob t
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We recently spent a month in Raro and visited the New Place 3 times,each time trying a different cuisine,food very tasty,well presented and a reasonable price,good restaurant in the middle of Avarua near the markets Well worth a visit

Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Decided that hotel food not for me tonight. Drove past during the day and it looked inviting so here I am. Dinner time, ordered the local Ika Mata which is the Cook Island take on the Fijian kocoda. Raw fish marinated in lime juice, Drained...More

1  Thank McTravel73
Reviewed 27 August 2017

maybe try palace takeaways further down, this doesn't quite know what it want to be, the food was ok, the service was ok, the bathrooms weren't ok, wouldn't;y go back

1  Thank julznz
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This new café was okay but not outstanding. The coffee was expensive and not that great. There was a variety of food available that looked okay. There are a lot of other places that were much better than this cafe / restaurant

Thank GulfHarbourBadgers
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Excellent service from very helpful and friendly staff. We told staff we were on a time limit and they went out of their way to give us speedy service. Coffee was very good - loved those corn fritters.

Thank 440Trish
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great friendly service. We visited several times for lunch. Several times we had awesome meals, once they were average. Coffee - some of the best on the island.

Thank WaihiBeachSue
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with my family and we enjoyed it, the fish and chips was delicious nothing like fresh fish from the island, the service was average but it was the closes cafe to pop in to have lunch , the food was delicious

Thank 842nessat
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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, Families with children, Kids
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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