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“coffee at the Saturday market”
Review of The Waffle Shack

The Waffle Shack
Ranked #1 of 1 Quick Bites in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$5
Cuisines: Belgian, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: The Waffle Shack is a unique little cafe that specialises in fresh espresso coffee and authentic Belgian waffles. However we also have fresh croissants, muffins and other surprises on alternating days.
Reviewed 8 February 2019

They made delicious looking waffles - with giant scoops of ice cream, but we just had coffee to go for walking around the Saturday market. Nice family run business...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank matthewra
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

When you are in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, make sure you visit the Waffle Shack which is located near the main road at the markets. It has the best tropical waffles and they also make very good coffee. The Saturday market day is very busy but it is open for coffee every day except Sunday. They take a break from making waffles on Mondays but have coffee and other treats then. Waffles are available Tuesdays to Saturdays. The waffles topped with tropical fruit and ice cream are the best. And it is lovely to sit outside and watch the world go by while you enjoy your waffle and coffee. They also have other snacks and food. You can walk there from the main part of town - it opens at 7am until around 2pm each day except Sundays when everything is closed on Rarotonga.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank PamelaSS888
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Best coffee on the island and the waffles are great too!
Located at the main markets venue. Just filling space now

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank MattK3293
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Called at a quiet time. Mid Monday morning. Only a handful of people about. Got served by a miserable youth. No passion for his work. Not a pleasant greeting....nothing. the waffle arrived. Obviously pre-made. Still frozen (literally) in the middle. Sauce sloshed over the top. Zero presentation. Delivered with a grimace. Waffle was mediocre at best. Service appalling. Will visit Rarotonga again. Will not make the Waffle Shack mistake again.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sightsee05248048302
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Very nice waffles, batter was especially light and fluffy, but unfriendly service, and nothing to write home about! Served on paper plates with plastic forks. Big old waffles though, worth a visit if you're close by but I wouldn't bother coming out of your way.

Date of visit: October 2018
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1  Thank clairedaverley
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