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Cafe Escape

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding coffee and nice food

In the heart of the Royal Capital and unlike its competitors, Café Escape, is never over crowded. The toilets are very clean and you have a choice of lounge or table settings either inside the air conditioned café or al fresco style. The service is reasonable, prices are rather high, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

In the heart of the Royal Capital and unlike its competitors, Café Escape, is never over crowded. The toilets are very clean and you have a choice of lounge or table settings either inside the air conditioned café or al fresco style. The service is reasonable, prices are rather high, but commensurate with cost of living in Tonga. Members of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

They had good coffee, good cakes and free wifi. I think it is the only Cafe with free wifi in the range. Staffs are friendly with good service.

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Tampa, Florida
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Discovered this upmarket cafe on the last day - excellent food and food presentation for such an unassuming cafe in a strip mall. Reasonably priced, good service and cosy sections with armchairs and tables. Would return when next in Nuku'alofa

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Gisborne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had lunch at this cafe which was clean, friendly and good service. The food was tasty and arrived in good time. A popular cafe with a lovely atmosphere

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Delicious coffee (local), relaxed atmosphere. This cafe is not overcrowded like another popular cafe in Nuku'alofa often is. A great place to take your time. Staff are lovely!

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Highly recommend the Ota (raw fish) with kumala. Lovely Tongan dish for lunch and the fish was fresh. The fruit salad was lovely too and they use local produce. Breakfast was ok though.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good range and variety of menu items, and very large servings. The staff were helpful and the decor clean and cheerful. Great hot chocolate!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of the few places in Nuku'alofa to find nice food and very friendly staff. What I mean by that is that there are few places to eat, so good service does them well. Nice choice of food freshly prepared, whether to are eating in or taking out.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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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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