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Charlies Cafe and Beach Hire Restaurant

Titikaveka Beach, Akapuao Marine Park | Akapuao Marine Park, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
+682 28 055
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (123 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (182 reviews)
“sandwiches” (41 reviews)
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Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Titikaveka Beach, Akapuao Marine Park | Akapuao Marine Park, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 484 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great position on the coast to stop for refreshments. Very large "island" portions of simple lunch food (panninis etc). Saw a huge predator fish chasing a shoal of smaller fish whilst enjoying a coffee here one afternoon.

1  Thank Barry H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here several times during our visit and the fish sandwich was the best we have ever had - entire family agreed with this statement! The sandwich is so big that we never managed to eat one all at once. This was our favourite...More

Thank MDRams
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very good choice to stop for a bite to eat, make sure your hungry before you go as you wont be when you leave. I had the fish sandwich which was fresh and filling, actually one sandwich is probably enough for two people.

Thank Rizzla33
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff were friendly and welcoming. The service was excellent as was the food. A beach front location

Thank figjam_31
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the morning swimming and snorkelling, then wandered in to Charlies for tea, coffee and refreshments. The pot of tea and plunger of coffee meant we could each have 3 cups while we sat and chatted with friends.

Thank RosemaryRD6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place on our drive around the island. Ordered the fish sandwich, and received a feast! Amazingly fresh and extremely tasty, would definitely recommend it! Surrounded by perfect views out onto the beach. Excellent service, and very reasonable prices. I certainly will be...More

Thank childreth29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place looks like nothing just by the side of the road and made from sea containers but don't let that put you off anyone visiting Raro should try the famous fish sandwich - it will keep you going all day, great staff great location...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little place to ejoy a burger or sandwich, but beware, sevings are huge! One fish sandwich was ample for two for lunch!

Thank Bronnie66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your looking for a cheap , big feed and not gourmet food , then this is the place . We had been told that the meals were big so we only ordered one sandwich between us , it was more than we needed ....More

Thank dragons62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Charlie's three times before we actually ate there. They run out of fish sandwiches early. One day, they were at before noon. On our last day, we finally got one. The sandwich is huge - easily enough for two people. It was...More

Thank legallyred
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20 April 2017|
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Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Sorrrryyy for the late reply :( - yes we're open from 11-4 every day except Sunday.
25 January 2017|
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Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we are more than happy to let you take the kayaks and padleboars off site- cost of from $60 per day.
23 July 2016|
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Response from Mary H | Property representative |
Hi Sue yes we do - most meals start from $10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
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
  • E-mail
Charlies Cafe and Beach Hire 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, espresso coffee, teas, milkshakes and muffins, cakes and scones whilst enjoying our scenic view of the lagoon. Rent a standup paddleboard or a kayak and explore the lagoon. Welcome to Charlies!
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