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Review of Saltwater Cafe

Saltwater Cafe
Ranked #21 of 103 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Cuisines: Asian, Mexican, Thai
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: "Where meals and memories are made..." Saltwater Café is a casual beachside café located on the south side of the island. Guests can relax and enjoy their breakfast, lunch, Lavazza coffee, delicious dessert, icy cold beer or favourite drink while gazing out into the beautiful lagoon.
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Wow, just reading the café was destroyed by fire in November last year. I hope that everyone is ok ! I truly wish them all the best and hopefully they choose to rebuild as it is a sad loss.

We were in Rarotonga staying just down the road. We were looking for somewhere to grab a coffee and came across this place as we were wandering. Lets just say we came back several times. The food was yummy, the coffee was good (and most welcome), the service was great, the staff were fantastic. Basically, it's a great place to sit, chat, and take in the view.

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1  Thank RGandLJ
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Would love to write a fantastic review, but unfortunately this property and the bakery next door we lost in a fire. Hope you will rebuild and we can support you next year

Thank Nici3714
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Bad news. The whole building which comprised the Turoa Bakery and Saltwater Café was totally destroyed by fire on 2 November. The Bakery, which owns the building, intends to rebuild but I don't know whether it will include the Saltwater Café. A disaster for Rarotonga and a great pity for those visitors who enjoyed visiting the café for breakfast and lunch.

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We've passed this cafe many times on our trips to Rarotonga & finally stopped for lunch on the last day of our latest trip .... how we wish we'd stopped sooner!.... Will be top of our list for our future visits. Wonderful menu, full of variety - something for everyone & mmmmm the food - quality, authentic, full of flavour & reasonably priced. Service - friendly, speedy & helpful. Totally professional - chilled beer glasses a very nice touch in the tropics! Excellent all round. Every customer we overheard while there praised the food. A wonderful find!

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Thank MawslovesRaro
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Excellent service and food but not open on Friday and Saturday.
Nice view of the ocean. You can get sandwiches or octopus. They make delicious thai influenced dishes.

Thank JenOB99
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