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Friends Cafe

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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 39
    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
A Gem

Gorgeous little oasis in Nuku'alofa - lovely food, helpful staff and such good coffee - and the craft centre next door.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
AprilChang
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Thames
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Thames
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Gorgeous little oasis in Nuku'alofa - lovely food, helpful staff and such good coffee - and the craft centre next door.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent Service and friendly staff. Delicious meal and exciting atmosphere. Clean and very welcoming.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food is very good, the wi-fi is available for a very reasonable fee but be prepared to wait for quite a while. We ate here five times during our 14 day stay and had service issues each time. Sometimes we were greeted, but we mostly had to go up to the cashier and ask to be seated. Once seated... More 

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Hawkes Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our taxi driver suggested we eat here and we were pleased we did. It was very clean, including the restrooms. There was a lot to choose from on the menu and in the cabinet. We only had half an hour which we let them know. Our food (rice paper chicken and vegetables rolls and raw fish) was delivered very quickly... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Cafe is in the middle of town and is clean and trendy. We ordered a toasted sandwich, which was nice; a sticky date pudding - which was actually just a muffin and ice cream (not sticky, not date and not pudding), and a pineapple juice, which was brown and we didn't drink it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent food, very welcoming, clean bathrooms. Delicious crayfish, marinated tuna washed down with a local beer.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Probably the best café in Tonga for coffee. The staff are very friendly and we were able to book a trip to another island here. They have a booking service for tours etc.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Good variety on the menu and the food was delicious! Nice little gift shop inside too, the local vanilla was a perfect souvineer.

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waitomo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We only had coffee and cake here on 2 occasions. The coffee was good, but they don't do decaf. Rather expensive compared to other cafes around. Nice area outside to sit in the shade. Very friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Right in the Main Street with travel advice (we booked a wonderful day trip to Fafa Island- peaceful ++) , computers for hire. Good food choices and friendly staff.

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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: Cafe

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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: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business

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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