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The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Cafe, ,
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+61 410 609 463
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (73 reviews)
“cheesecake” (63 reviews)
“tropical salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Polynesian, Grill, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents and I ditched the husband and kids to go here, as fruit and salads are not really their thing. We went all out tropical today, having the tropical juices, tropical smoothie, tropical salad and cheesecake. So so good! All of it! The salad...More

Thank MistyJewels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful surroundings, charming host and fresh delicious food. Even my young grandchildren found their sandwiches especially tasty.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is beautiful to wonder through before or after something to eat. Lots of the produce is grown in the garden. I had the special prawn salad and the light dressing was amazing. I also had a coconut and vanilla tea made from their...More

Thank michelleclare2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been in raro for a week , we have sampled many of the islands cafe’s and restaurants. The gardens are amazing , having been the owners passion for over twenty years, but the food was out of this world. It is for a cafe...More

Thank 86graemes
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Very fresh, delicious, real whole foods used for meals. Refreshing, tasty and healthy too! Best meal we had on the island in our 7 day trip! Great customer service. MUST try the cheesecake! Will be back next trip, thanks guys!

Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We came here by chance and it was one of the best meals we had while on Rarotonga The setting is just superb -the garden is serene and beautiful with vistas then hidden views through the trees that you come upon unexpectedly. The planning of...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

Very friendly owner, great service. World famous cheescake (ok, at least Cook Island famous) and the curry was excellent. They have a private gazebo that you can reserve to eat your meal in as well. The grounds were imaculate and you could tell that they...More

Thank not2cre8ive
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Went through the gardens, which were nice and decided to try the cheesecake, as I'd heard it was good and they advertise it as the best on the island. The cheesecake itself was delicious, but for what we got i think $16 is very much...More

2  Thank Philange
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Very tasty food. Helpful staff who made the effort to accommodate for us vegetarians. Great customer service.

Thank chooks1
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had driven past the gardens a few times and noticed the sign for the Hidden Spirit Cafe which sounded so nice, unfortunately it didn’t live up to its name, the food was mediocre at bet, the service, slap dash and the food very expensive...More

1  Thank Jane H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +61 410 609 463
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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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