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Bar, Cafe, Asian, Pub, Diner, Indonesian
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Non-smoking restaurants, Seating
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Nearly everything is closed on Sundays on Aitutaki, and finding a place for dinner can be a challenge unless you opt for the high end resort restaurants. We had already tried those, then stumbled upon this humble little cafe, and had a fantastic meal with...some of the friendliest service we encountered on the island. A good selection of simple food prepared well and served with a laugh and a smile. You are also supporting local people, which is a plus as well. Stop by, you won't regret it!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

We patroned the Tavake Café during our stay in Aitutaki. We had the fried rice with chicken/beef/prawns on it and the chicken satay meal. The fried rice was decently prepared to emulate Indonesian style and filling as well. Both portions were generous and we had...to bring back half as leftovers. We would have wished the satay had peanut sauce on it for a more authentic flavor, but it did have sweet soy sauce on it. We wished we would have had an opportunity to try other things on the menu as they looked interesting. They also have a small shop with souvenirs, food and random stuff which was cool. Overall, a great first meal and we would recommend Tavake Café as a place to check out. Please indicate if you found this review to be helpful as it would be greatly appreciated!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

Friendly service, deliciously portioned food with a nice breeze and great view of the beach. Came back most days for the cold milkshakes and iced coffees.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

highly recommend this small but beautiful cafe. Can say my dad and brother were here basically every day for beverages more specifically the coffee. Heard other good things about the cafe from family who live in aitutaki. Not only have we been here for the...beverages but the breakfast and dinner too and the food was beautiful and made with love. Served warm to hot at decent prices. And the staff are lovely and welcoming! Keep it up Tavake.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Decided to go for a random drive and give Tavake Cafe a try, we received great service from the young lady who serviced us and they were a busy little spot! There was a big range to choose from and the prices ranged but weren’t...too bad. I had a tropical smoothie which was filled to the brim and heavy and really refreshing and yum. My partner had the boss burger and some fries and he really enjoyed it. We also ordered a takeaway meal to have for dinner which was a chicken and egg noodle meal which was packed with flavour. Good little stop to give a try.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Takeaway meal excellent & combination meal with fries supplied with tomato sauce plus separate rice enough to feed 4 not 2 people. Can highly recommend exceeding all expectations.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

Spent 6 days at Tavake in their bungalow. I had daily breakfest and dinner here. Delicous Meals and good coffee. Will certainly come back here when visiting Aitutaki.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

Food was terrible. We spent over $100 on food for takeout. We got back to our air BnB opened it to eat and boy did we waste our money. The food was not even meat? My stir fry tasted off. Had a weird smell. Had...one bite of our food and biffed the rest. Do not recommend. Go to Avatea Cafe. I have enjoyed every meal I have had from there. I noticed the good reviews are because a man was the chef before. The chef we had is a female. Don’t come here.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

It was quiet in town so stopped in and glad we did, great Indonesian style food, burgers, and small selection of gifts. Staff were super friendly

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2019

I stopped at this cafe for lunch as I was passing and thought it looked inviting. Perfect location on the main road with views down to the reef. I had the fish burger and it is one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. It...was perfect. The chef was so happy and friendly and you can tell he cooks with love!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 November 2019

Big meitaki for our delicious fish wraps that were served up with a smile :) Attentive customer service and epic views made our lunch a ten out of ten experience!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

We stopped here to have some lunch one day during our stay on Aitutaki. This little cafe is a very pleasant surprise. We both had Ika Mata and were delighted with our extremely fresh, tasty and generous portions. Absolutely delicious! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 19 October 2019 via mobile

I had the boss burger which was OMG GOOD. wife had the fish burger... amazing. Little cafe on the main rd. Do your face a favor and make sure you stop here

Date of visit: October 2019
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Tavake Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5