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Cafe Escape

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Taufa'ahau Road | FML Building, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 21 212
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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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
Airconditioned, enjoyed the big breakfast

Clean and spacious cafe. We enjoyed the substantial big breakfast, which included chunky chips. The lemon cake was huge and delicious. Relaxing in the cool air conditioning was bliss in January as an escape from the humidity. Central spot opposite the duty free shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jackie C
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and spacious cafe. We enjoyed the substantial big breakfast, which included chunky chips. The lemon cake was huge and delicious. Relaxing in the cool air conditioning was bliss in January as an escape from the humidity. Central spot opposite the duty free shop.

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Thank Jackie C
Moriusaq, Nordgronland, Greenland
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is set back from the road in the town centre. The staff are polite and efficient and it is clean. They serve a range of European type light meals, cakes etc.

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Thank Phil F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine yourself drinking a delicious coffee facing a landscape of beach, coconut trees and a blue sky. That's what I experienced in Café Escape. There were only some few people so the service was fast.

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Thank rcarolinek
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few restaurants my Grandma will come with me for a meal, because it's got air con. Decor is perfect and on this particular visit, I had the nicest mushroom steak with vegetables and chips, ate it all! Great customer service as well. One of my favourite family eateries in Tonga.

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Thank Taone T
Adelaide, Australia
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

After walking around town we enjoyed sitting in the large airconditioned cafe. There were plenty of food choices including great cakes. You can also access 15 minutes of free internet if you buy some drinks/food. Staff were very professional, smiled alot & asked if everything was OK.

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Thank Cheryl P
Neiafu, Tonga
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Stop by here for coffee and a beautiful cheese cake, Enjoy my cheese very much! Good place to stop by, have a cold or hot drinks after a long day shopping......always refreshing!!!

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Thank 804Manager2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Been here a few times and I never order anything else besides the mushroom pasta which I very much like. The creaminess of this dish is just superb and just right. Its a bit expensive but its totally worth $18.00 TOP. This place is air conditioned and is good to have a meal during the hot sunny days. There Tiramsiu... More 

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Thank dawn676
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Hard to find, easy to like. Great selection of foods from pizza to steak, fish to burritos. Super place to take friends, family or just for a couple. It's not simple to find as its not right on the roadside. On a warm night outside seating is best but get your meal before the mozzies move in on dusk. A... More 

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Thank SilkFox
Warkworth, New Zealand
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Our family went here for lunch and in comparison to other cafés we tried in Tonga this was the best. The food was very good a little costly but the quality was worth it we tried the coffee the fish and chips and paninis then had muffins and cheesecake from the cabinet all was delicious. The food arrived promptly and... More 

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Thank kylee r
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited here a lot during our time in Tonga. They serve really tasty food and drink, pineapple cheesecake and brownies are two particular favourites. Staff are all friendly and service is good. The tourism office attached is good too, Tesia who runs it is helpful! Another plus point is 15 mins of free wifi with any purchase (couldn't find free... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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