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Charlie's Cafe and Bar

Titikaveka Beach, Akapuao Marine Park | Akapuao Marine Park, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
+682 28 055
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (164 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (259 reviews)
“sandwiches” (61 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Titikaveka Beach, Akapuao Marine Park | Akapuao Marine Park, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 834 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Charlie’s for lunch and ordered the chicken and cheese sandwich which was huge. The menu is quite simple with plenty of options including alcoholic beverages. Seating is all outdoors undercover or in the open. Staff are friendly and efficient. Mark and Anne Sydney...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great location overlooking the beach. Simple but super menu - great burgers and salads. Good value and fast service. Both times we went a band was setting up so I’m sure it’s a great place to spend an afternoon and evening.

1  Thank scuba445
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped in at Charlie’s a couple of times while we were on the Island. The place is right on the beach & has a great atmosphere. The food is good & the beer is cold. What more could you ask for?

1  Thank hayesy64
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere cafe by the sea. Live music at night in an attractive setting. Bar serves Matutu IPA style beer if that’s your style but a full bar provided. Food service was prompt and a good standard.

1  Thank Venture732016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stop by here for lunch. It is a simply local cafe restaurant just right on beautiful beach. Great portions, nice staff and breathless view on lagoon.

1  Thank Mil B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had both lunch and dinner at this great spot on the beach. Sandwiches are massive, so perfect for sharing. Live music was very enjoyable. Chicken sandwich was delicious and the grilled fish salad was great.

Thank rammblat
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was fairly good with good size portions. Nice location with ocean view. Fish sandwich is huge. Could share with another.

1  Thank Bill P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have been here before they expanded in to doing dinners and loved it. The menu is simple for dinners, chicken, fish and steak (all $25) all served with fries and salad and a dessert of cake and ice cream. Loved the relaxed atmosphere and well...More

1  Thank Pete Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 4 adults and 5 children seeking a quick lunch with a view. We ordered chicken burgers, beef burgers, fries and ika mata. Our orders were taken by the very friendly lady that others have spoken of. When our orders arrived...More

3  Thank Fernsie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great easy going service when we ordered, delicious burgers, nice outdoor seating with an amzaing view!

1  Thank TreenaS18
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Maki P
11 July 2018|
Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Hi there- yes you absolutely can! Leave your email details we look forward to your booking and meeting you :)
Maki P
11 July 2018|
Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Hi Maki - we've connected- look forward to meeting you :)
1 July 2018|
Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Hi Jess- sorry no we're not opon on Sundays or most public Holidays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Titikaveka Beach, Akapuao Marine Park | Akapuao Marine Park, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: +682 28 055
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Charlies Cafe and Bar is on the edge of the Akapuao Marine Reserve. Enjoy light meals of chicken teriyaki cheese melt paninis tuna cheese melt paninis, fresh fish sandwiches, island infused fruit smoothies, beef, chicken and fish burgers, fresh salads, teas, milkshakes. We are now open for dinner untill 8pm Monday through untill Friday with live music EVERY one of those nights. Saturdays we open at 11 and close at 3.30pm. Try our cocktails, Charlies lager on tap- brewed by the Rarotonga Brewing Company, Matutu Ale and lager, Te Kou sparkling water and still, Vaima still water and a selection of beers- corona, Heinken, Speights, Steikarger- wines- Sav, pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and merlot. Kayaks and paddleboards are availabke for hire. Bookings recommneded for large groups :) ka kite
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