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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 23 restaurants in Nuku'alofa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $25
Cuisines: Café
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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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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English first
London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Really liked this place. Friendly helpful staff always smiling. Good service. Great coffee. Also a nice choice of food.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Friends Cafe had great food including 'Ota 'Ika (fresh fish marinated in citrus juice and coconut milk), and is a gathering place for the western travelers and locals alike. The staff are friendly and there is a tour booking and small gift shop adjoining the cafe. Great place for breakfast or lunch or just a stop for a cold... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Service is very good. Food is excellent and unlike other places I didn't have to wait for an hour for my food.

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Oz
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had lunch here twice. Lots of different options. All day breakfasts. Lovely staff. Full of tourists and always busy. Nice and clean.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A great place to eat . Clean, friendly, good choice of food. Also a plus they speak and understand English. Certainly recommend the Seafood Chowder my favourite. Also the coffee is excellent. They are very efficient and even when they are busy you don't have to wait for long. My favourite place to eat in Nukulofa.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

always love dropping by Friends to see old friends for a light lunch and a culpa, great atmosphere and location in central Nuku'alofa

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the best cafe in town, very nice outdoor setting under the trees and the best coffee in town. The staff are very friendly, my one year old daughter came out with lipstick all over her face from the ladies that work in the cafe. Would recommend if you are looking for a European style cafe.

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We recommend Friends for the best food, good location . My husband was blown away buy the Marlin fish he ate, it seems to be very popular we saw almost every one we had met in our short stay there, it is obviously recommended by everyone in Tonga.

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Sydney
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This lovely café has indoor and outdoor settings and is located right in the centre of town. Its a great meeting place, serves great coffee and snacks and is staffed by friendly people

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This cafe takes food and service to another level - love the mango smoothies - and the best coffee on the island.

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