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Friends Cafe

Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
676 22390
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Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Nuku'alofa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Good selection of simple meals and friendly service. Place is often full. There is a charge for WiFi. The attached little shop is a bit expensive, for example 'Polynesian Body Oi' costs a third more than at the airport shop.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This place not only has great coffee, but also delicious lobster. The lobster was cooked perfectly with a creamy sauce, was a nice sized portion and the taste was just divine. It included a side of a large salad. Staff is friendly and the outside seating area is nice with free music from the bar across the street. You can... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the slices and coffee but at times it was a bit hot as not aircon but did have outside area. Meals fresh and tasty too.

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was in a great location, right in the center of town on Tongatapu. The food was decent and so were the prices. This place was friendly and had a good atmosphere. Clean too!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food was very good, well priced and the staff friendly and super helpful! I always appreciate a bit of cheek and character in the staff and the girls here have plenty of character. Would recommend for the food and easy experience.

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Goulburn
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Comfortable, welcoming restaurant/coffee shop. Great meals. Great meeting place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good food and very friendly and helpful staff. Great place to get your bearings and figure out what you want to do.

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Devon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

The food was always nice here and the service good. Prices are certainly for tourists. The one thing that let it down was the wifi charges for very little usage

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

At Friends cafe the food is always good and the staff are friendly, although they don't write down your order and will often come back a couple of times to ask you again, and even then still get it wrong sometimes. Occasionally we have ordered things to accompany a main and they have run out but don't tell you until... More 

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sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went to Friends' cafe a lot as we loved the coffee and the indoor/outdoor seating with open air breezes and fun people often playing live local music. Also there's a good tourist souvenir shop as part of this cafe

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Additional Information about Friends Cafe

Address: Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Phone Number: 676 22390
Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 25
Cuisine: Café

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