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Cafe Jireh

Nikao | Kids in Action Building, Nikao, Cook Islands
+682 51 720
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“custard squares” (75 reviews)
“angus burger” (4 reviews)
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Deli, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
Nikao | Kids in Action Building, Nikao, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee was OK, Mocha a bit sweet. Gobble and go, not a place to linger. If it wasn't where it is probably wouldn't have the custom it does. The brownie was good and gooey. I said 3 years ago that I wouldn't be back and...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to this cafe to sample the famous custard squares and we were not disappointed. Would recommend a visit to this cafe whenever you are in Rarotonga Beautiful range of slices, squares and sandwiches in the chiller cabinet at really great prices. Lovely staff...More

Thank Jan W
debrajoygraham, Owner at Cafe Jireh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely comments. Safe travels.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I consider myself an expert on custard squares, and these were not that great, especially at $4.90 each.

Thank Travellerpete333
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Microwaved bacon egg pie with no bacon, just fat, burnt base. Custard squares advertised as the best on the island. I think they are the only ones on the island and they were awful.

Thank Lynette W
debrajoygraham, Owner at Cafe Jireh, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

They is a reason behind the good reviews but you can't see it. Have a nice day.

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The food was good . The waiting staff were friendly but the proprietress was extremely rude and confrontational when asked how long would it be for the rest of our food to arrive . The last to arrive and 20 mins after the other was...More

Thank clarabel14
debrajoygraham, Owner at Cafe Jireh, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

First lets tell the truth! Your table of about 12 people , all ordered in about groups of four and we had other order inbetween. The 2 adults and children ordered last. We also had othes in the cafe at the time. I took the...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

We enjoyed the coffee, the custard square and the chat with Craig, the owner. All of the food in the cabinet looked so nice and will return one day and try one of those home made pies.

Thank Mike66NZ
debrajoygraham, Owner at Cafe Jireh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thank you. Craig always like a good chat.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

We read that the Cafe had the best pancakes on the island. Called in to have pancakes & ice chocolate. Ordered Bacon and banana pancakes and and the other pancakes were Berries with Chocolate sauce. We were told the pancakes were lemon flavoured. Cost closer...More

Thank Lindsay C
debrajoygraham, Owner at Cafe Jireh, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Expensive pancakes! Well you don't eat out much. The price for the two pancakes meals was 17.00 per plate.You ordered one of each Island pancake and Berries Pancakes. Both meals have 2 large pancakes, one with bacon, banana and maple syrup,the other with berry sauce...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Yum. This lived up to its reputation as having the best custard square in Rarotonga! The brownie was also delicious.

Thank Brigit B
debrajoygraham, Owner at Cafe Jireh, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Yum to all the slice. Next time in try the new peppermint slice.Thanks for the comments.

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Noting this is all about personal taste: The “shortest” Long Black coffee ever and and not very nice either and the much vaunted Custard Squares had very solid bases and top and a bland interior making it both difficult and unrewarding to eat. Very averageMore

Thank PMQuestions
debrajoygraham, Owner at Cafe Jireh, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

OMG a Long Black is a Long Back coffee in everyones books. How can it be the shortest? If you needed to say something about the coffee you only had to walk back into the cafe and ask. As for the custard square I am...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

During we ere waiting for the flight to Auckland we decided to come to this cafe and ordered a breakfast meal. They came so big and so good we thought that we couldn’t finish them but we did. It’s worth to come and try:) The...More

Thank Krisna T
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Restaurant Details

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Deli, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nikao | Kids in Action Building, Nikao, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 51 720
  • E-mail
Cafe Jireh is a top cafe on the Island serving hearty breakfasts, top espresso, delicious cakes and pastries, all made with love by our Chef and Baker. Lunch meals served with freshly prepared salads to die for. Smoothie Selection and cold drinks.
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