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Tauono's

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Fkp
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This Place is nice and rustic and the food is really good. I would have given it a 5-pointer except for that when we Went here first it was Close even though we were within the opening times of the sign. And the sidewalk sign was not removed. Still recomend a eating here.

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Thank marons
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I was coming to the end of my bike ride around Aitutaki and was looking for one of the local cafes for a quick take away something. I spotted the sign to Tauono's Garden Cafe with organic veggie market and thought I'd grab some fruit along the way. It's a tucked away little outdoor setting in the front garden, well... More 

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Jan Juc, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stooped in on this organic cafe to pick up a takeaway meal for dinner- the breadfruit lasagne was freshly cooked and packed into little containers for us to heat up later. It was delicious!!! Fresh, healthy, tasty, organic and vegetarian. We also stocked up on the fresh produce from the little market stall to make some of our own... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We didn't eat here but bought lots of fruit, vegetables and herbs from the amazing Sonja. She is a dedicated gardener with a fantastic range of seasonal produce.The coconut cake, bread and chips were amazing.

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1 Thank Anne H
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

A small, relaxed cafe where one can wander in the garden and see a wonderful range of raw produce before sitting down to enjoy its transformation into some very tasty dishes. And try to leave room for dessert! (If you're lucky, you may even get to chat with Sonja who is responsible for it all.)

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Thank Manurere
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Fabulous fresh and delicious home-style cooking. Vegan and vegetarian catered for as well as fish and meat. Highly recommended. (bring insect repellent because you're eating in the garden)

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Thank Nicole F
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a very simple cottage cafe offering a very simple but delicious menu of genuine home grown and prepared food. Beautiful fresh ingredients and a small produce stall selling fruit, veg and sometimes homemade bread. A great lunch time or afternoon tea place. We ate here twice during our stay

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1 Thank dewarsalbri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

the garden here is so gorgeous like a secret fairy garden! the food was awesome, Sonja wasn't there but the hosts were great and the food was so so tasty.

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Thank Emma S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Spiritual, poetic, enchanting….Sonja and her husband have truly created a magical place! I felt like curling up with the cats and never leaving! Her fruit is divine, especially the soursops! Try one if available (chilled)….and let the flavors take you on a ride! Thank you for your work of LOVE, Sonja. We hope to be back someday. :)

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Thank guavamoon
Aitutaki Cook Islands
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Sonja, the Austrian chef at Tauono's Garden Cafe, is a world class culinary artist. All her fresh produce of which there are several sides at every meal, is grown organically, and she is a master of flavour. Open 3 days a week, lunch or midday dinner here is not to be missed. I speak as a local, having moved here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amuri, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?