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The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+61 410 609 463
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (71 reviews)
“cheesecake” (69 reviews)
“tropical salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Polynesian, Cafe, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 26 January 2018

We ate there for lunch and had the smoked marlin salad - which is the best smoked fish we have ever eaten. Highly recommend this!

Thank B-JG112017
Reviewed 13 January 2018

the food is amazing and you can get coffee by the pot! do make sure to take time to stop in to the cafe, and when your done, check out the gardens!

Thank sarahshoot
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had a wonderful lunch (I highly recommend the chicken curry) and toured the beautiful gardens. A wonderful afternoon!!

Thank ghall1996
Reviewed 25 December 2017

The gardens are absolutely beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The food at the Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill was very good but overpriced.

Thank SwedishVagabond
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Had the Island sandwich, which looks basically like the paw paw salad but is on bread. It was satisfying, the real star was the Iced Coffee Cooky Style. The iced coffee had coconut milk in it, as well as a bit of powdered cocoa. If...More

Thank lauralagassa
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This place is a gem and has delicious different foods to taste and we went for the salads on offer when we were there! I had a Coconut pawpaw chicken tropical salad and my husband a Pawpaw chicken lettuce salad. Both were full of fresh...More

Thank PennyPie
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome lunch in awesome surroundings. Wonderful afternoon. I had the paw paw salad - hubby the smoked marlin. Both were beautiful.

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Only dropped in here in an afternoon to have a look. Wondered around and got the cheesecake and (plunger) coffee. Both were very good. Presented beautifully too. The gardens were also lovely so ended up being a lovely afternoon stop for us. It did make...More

Thank Shane H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Loved wandering through the gardens here. I thought the plants just on the roadside were good but this was even better. Congratulations to the owner for the extraordinary job she has done. The cheesecake really is something else - delicious!

Thank ArtyKiwi
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We stopped by to enjoy the gardens and Cafe (which was closed ,best Cheesecake in Raro I,m told ) but we wandered around and the different plants ,flowers , reclining coconut tree , fan palms just lovely. I took some lovely photos of some of...More

Thank Fiona B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +61 410 609 463
  • E-mail
The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill is on the site of the old Maire Nui Cafe set within the luxurious grounds of the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. Now incorporating a stainless 'outside' Kitchen for night time, The Hidden Spirit offers holiday makers and locals alike a dining experience with a real point of difference on the island of Rarotonga. Specialising in fresh local produce (especially seafood) cooked in a local style but with a subtle influence of the Orient.Open:Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pmSaturday: Midday-4.30pmNights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6.30pm- 11.00pmBooking essential for night time grill.
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