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Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
676 22390
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of...
Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.
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  • 171
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  • 164
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great little spot

Had a lovely relaxing coffee after walking around the town for a few hours. Staff were so friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
ScotgalAustralia
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Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely relaxing coffee after walking around the town for a few hours. Staff were so friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Centre of everything you need when in Nuku'alofa. Friendly staff, great food and a beautiful garden outdoor setting. They serve breaki all day and are open for dinner until 9 pm. Great place and a must when in Nuku'alofa.

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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friends Cafe is a good place to start your day in Nuku'alofa, as they've got heaps of advice on tours and places to visit. By saying this, it's obviously a bit touristy, but the coffee and small nibbles are great nonetheless. There's also a small souvenir shop attached to the cafe, where you can get post cards, etc.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nice and cosy cafe at the end of Nuku Alofa's mainstreet. Very good breakfast, good prices, nice people, clean bathroom. Good wifi connection for a low price. Best place in town we have been to!

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New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The staff are friendly. The food, not bad. Good position. If you are a casual traveller to Tonga, Friends is absolutely essential. It has internet connection which isn't always easy in Tonga.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

On my last day of a brief stay in Tonga. Happy, friendly efficient staff and used by lacks more than tourists which vouches for its quality. If locals want to eat somewhere good then so do I!

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Always ate here whenever I'm in Tonga...good quality and it has never failed my expectations! The reason why I put 4 for atmosphere...because the two horrible night clubs that have opened across the road, has definitely ruined it! I used to be able to relax and eat dinner with my family but the dreadful sounds from the nightclubs, has made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lovely, friendly cafe .... and the best food I had in Tonga! The staff were very warm, friendly and very welcoming. And the little gift shop is great ... bought a few things there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after ready reviews and were not disappointed , I had a 3 cheese omelette that's was delicious r and cooked to perfection my husband and my son had 2 big chicken burgers . The coffee was really nice and the little gift shop is cute . There was a little trio playing traditional music outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Delicious meals, snacks and drinks prepared and served by the nicest staff in town! The restaurant has an attached cybercafé and souvenir shop, as well as a travel agency. No air conditioning (ceiling fans) but some outdoor tables

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: 676 22390

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 25
  • Cuisine: Café

Description

Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?