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Cafe Escape

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Taufa'ahau Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 21 212
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the aircon!

A well-run cafe in central Nuku'alofa. Good choice of food - mainly the same options you'd expect in a Western cafe. Lovely cheesecake. Plenty of seats and it has aircon too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A well-run cafe in central Nuku'alofa. Good choice of food - mainly the same options you'd expect in a Western cafe. Lovely cheesecake. Plenty of seats and it has aircon too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Service was very slow. We waited a long time for a pizza. When it came the base of it was soft and doughy... hardly cooked at all. We didn't enjoy our experience here at all.

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Neiafu, Tonga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Stop here for coffee, locations is good easy to walk around. If you in town stop here for a refreshment treat or coffee highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great place with tourist info, computers (6 TOP for an hour) for hire. Good coffee and cake, indoor and outdoor seating. Clean. Service in 'Tongan time' , friendly, helpful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Pricy and not worth it breakfast was average if your wanting a legit amazing breakfast i highly recommend friends cafe or icoffee cafe.

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Suva, Fiji
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Located in the center of town so very handy for lunch. Ordered a burger and was happy with everything - presentation, service, ambience - except for the quality of the meat in the burger, which tasted like a pre-prepared frozen commercial pattie. Pity really but hopefully they will improve on that detail.

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Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Escape is cool and comfortable. Aircon, long , squishy couches, modern armchairs and tables and chairs give a variety of seating arrangements. The food is fresh and helpings are plentiful. The cakes, particularly cheesecakes, look amazing. I haven't triedthem all but friends tell me they taste as good as they look. Coffee and smoothies are great tasting too. Toilets are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wish I had known this place sooner. We visited Tonga for 8 days and didn't discover it till day 8..arrrgh...the menu has a variety of dishes to pick from..atmosphere is very laid back yet sophisticated.. Artwork of Tongan dancing and graceful hands is gorgeous and the very unusual coconut light fittings, super cool..Staff were very welcoming & friendly. If you're... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dining options are limited in Nuku'alofa, but Cafe Escape is not a bad spot to accidentally stumble into. The food was pretty good and the air conditioning brought welcomed relief from the local heat and humidity. Service was friendly and quick as well. I ate here twice during my brief business trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Fantastic food, great staff, yummy coffee ...and air con !! Bliss in the middle of a hot day at Nuku'alofa's CBD

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Address: Taufa'ahau Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Phone Number: +676 21 212
Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
Cuisine: Contemporary

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  • Address: Taufa'ahau Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: +676 21 212

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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