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The Waffle Shack

Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
+682 50 713
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“waffles” (161 reviews)
“ice cream” (27 reviews)
“great coffee” (23 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:00All hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Even with a little rain we sat at the breakfast bar and enjoyed the delicious waffles and a wonderful chat with the owner who was super friendly.

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waffles were delicious, staff very friendly and helpful, expecially the "chef" who would prompt me from behind the cashier what to ask for on my waffle. Well priced, quick, and nice little eating area off to one side of the market.

Thank Cliff4d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

YUM! If you want to taste something out of this world all while enjoying the Punanga Nui Maret - EAT HERE! The waffles taste great and the toppings turn them into a Work of Art. Fresh fruit, cream, syrup and everything else you may ever...More

Thank Teatuanui
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful treat at the Waffle Shack - waffles with ice cream and chocolate sauce. We also enjoyed the hot chocolate and iced coffee. We loved it so much they we came back another day for the same thing. It's always very busy and...More

Thank Jewlzcee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we come to Rarotonga we have to have the waffles at the waffles shack, they are always amazing!!!

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great waffles and the iced coffees are to die for!! Only thing that's not so nice each time we visit is the over flowing rubbish bins...

Thank Kim S
WaffleShack, Owner at The Waffle Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi valued customer, sorry about the bin situation. We try to keep up with them, and empty them when needed, but sometimes we just get to busy making waffles and coffee. Especially on Saturdays during the market.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Cheap and yummy waffles which go down a treat. We were gutted to find it closed for gospel bank holiday when we had been dreaming about waffles and ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 22 October 2017

These guys have a humble looking set up in the market location that serves anything but humble tasting waffles PLUS, they know how to make a coffee. One of the few places in town that knows what a piccolo latte is.. yes a bit fancy...More

Thank bluebull79
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Had a nice breakfast and coffee here. You have to drive into the Saturday market to find it, plenty of parking. I had the waffles with fruit and ice cream for $9.50 and they were delicious. The coffees were great! Nice stop, lots of locals...More

Thank Foreverliz10
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

You get a lot for what you pay for here. The waffles are excellent with very speedy service. A great brunch option!

Thank HI1P
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30 July 2017|
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Response from WaffleShack | Property representative |
Our coffee is gluten free, and organic. We also have soy milk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$5
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punanga Nui Marketplace, Avarua 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 50 713
  • E-mail
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.
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