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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

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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, great coffee.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Alan B
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Suva, Fiji
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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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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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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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Blenheim, New Zealand
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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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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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