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The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, Cafe,
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+61 410 609 463
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (72 reviews)
“cheesecake” (62 reviews)
“tropical salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Polynesian, Cafe, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

the whole menu looks amazing and the owner and staff are super friendly. we grabbed tea and walked around the grounds :)

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambience of the place is indeed worthy, but I am unsure how they justify the cost for the food. None of what we ordered was worth the amount we paid. The food looked lovely, yet tasted plain. Maybe our experience was different from what...More

Thank molopomaniac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$66 for 4 pieces of cheesecake that looked like it had been dropped on the floor. Never again and the only disappointing thing we have experienced on rarotonga

1  Thank Ian T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch in the palms. Very friendly service with nice food. Served wine from their own vineyard in Tasmania. Really enjoyed our lunch even though we were both feeling poorly. Great Place.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We ate there for lunch and had the smoked marlin salad - which is the best smoked fish we have ever eaten. Highly recommend this!

Thank B-JG112017
Reviewed 13 January 2018

the food is amazing and you can get coffee by the pot! do make sure to take time to stop in to the cafe, and when your done, check out the gardens!

Thank sarahshoot
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had a wonderful lunch (I highly recommend the chicken curry) and toured the beautiful gardens. A wonderful afternoon!!

Thank ghall1996
Reviewed 25 December 2017

The gardens are absolutely beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The food at the Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill was very good but overpriced.

Thank SwedishVagabond
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Had the Island sandwich, which looks basically like the paw paw salad but is on bread. It was satisfying, the real star was the Iced Coffee Cooky Style. The iced coffee had coconut milk in it, as well as a bit of powdered cocoa. If...More

Thank lauralagassa
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This place is a gem and has delicious different foods to taste and we went for the salads on offer when we were there! I had a Coconut pawpaw chicken tropical salad and my husband a Pawpaw chicken lettuce salad. Both were full of fresh...More

Thank PennyPie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +61 410 609 463
  • E-mail
The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill is on the site of the old Maire Nui Cafe set within the luxurious grounds of the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. Now incorporating a stainless 'outside' Kitchen for night time, The Hidden Spirit offers holiday makers and locals alike a dining experience with a real point of difference on the island of Rarotonga. Specialising in fresh local produce (especially seafood) cooked in a local style but with a subtle influence of the Orient.Open:Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pmSaturday: Midday-4.30pmNights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6.30pm- 11.00pmBooking essential for night time grill.
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