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

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 NEW

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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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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202 reviews 202 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Tasty but a bit on the expensive side compared to some of the local places. Definitely get the taro fries!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Good Value for money / nice Food and opended till late. Opened during lunch hour therefoore provides an incentive for working people to hop and grab takeaways.

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springfield, Missouri, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Friends Café is a very nice place to eat when you’re in Tonga, although it is a bit pricey. But the location is extremely nice and a good place to have a meal while in Tonga.

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christchurch
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43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stopped by for an iced coffee but the menu looked amazing. We returned to eat but it was closed. The staff were really friendly and the visitors centre attached hooked us up with a rental car for the day.

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Toronto
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33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Cafe is clean, service is efficient, food is delicious! This cafe is a respite in Nuku'alofa. Even by Western standards, this cafe is lovely and pleasant to be at.

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Neiafu, Tonga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Locations very handy especially if you work in town, easy access for everything,just stop there for coffee,it was ok,smoothies was a little bit too watery. Staff was friendly.

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Alaska
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A lovely atmosphere, the wait staff are very friendly, and helpful. There was a live band playing and singing at just the right noise level for comfortable dining. The decor is interesting, with a great deal of art work on the walls. The menu was varied. My friend had a good fish meal, my panini was quite greasy with hardly... More 

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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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