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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and A/C, what more could you ask for in Nuku'alofa?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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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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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We go to Cafe Escape as a special treat occasionally, and the staff are always very friendly and attentive. The food is good quality and the kitchen staff are really efficient, even when the place is busy. They have a good variety of cakes and slices for dessert, and they are very generous with their portions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went here twice for lunch. They have a big varied menu and our choices we really enjoyed. This is a busy wee place and the staff were friendly and efficient

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went here too several times, sometimes just for a iced coffee, smoothie or a cold drink in the aircon. Also had some great lunches and even got take away desserts. Nice fresh tasty meals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Ate here once on our stay in Tonga and had a very enjoyable meal. The place lacks a bit of ambience however the air conditioning is welcoming on a hot day! Had the vegetarian stack and my husband had a chicken teriyaki which were both tasty and well presented. The restaurant is not licences but offers soft drinks, shakes, etc... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Food is top quality! Best cafe food in town, and the best juices and smoothies, i'm not a big papaya fan, but it tried their Papaya and Lime smoothie and it was too die for! Servings are generous and well priced, Pou the owner is so welcoming and her staff are great! It's like you've known them so for ages.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We dined for lunch twice at this cafe and really liked it. Everyone else (tourists that is) seem to head to friends cafe down the road so it was nice to find somewhere more quiet with more efficient service. The staff were all very pleasant and friendly. The food is pretty much what you would expect from a lunchtime cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

When i first step foot into Cafe Escape , the workers welcomed me with their smiles and i was having a really bad day that time. They made me feel at home, they chatted to me ......Great Food ,Great Service, Great Atmosphere !!!! I recommend Cafe Escape to be the best cafe ever.... I really loved the music variety they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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