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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 24 Restaurants in Nuku'alofa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $25
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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Melbourne
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Good meals, but only if you truly want something from home rather than immersing yourself in Tongan culture.

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Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went to Friends café a few times. We had a couple of breakfasts and a lunch meal there and all were very good. Coffee isn't bad either. Again prices were cheap, service was good and the staff friendly. It also has the tourist Information inside where you can book tours and other activities. It probably is the only feature... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Staff friendly and welcoming with an extensive menu, consisting of both local cuisine and cafe style food. The coffee was very nice. The attached tourist centre was also very handy.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nice garden setting on the veranda to enjoy breakfast. We had the grilled Mahi Mahi fish and salad which was nice.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Slow service, disinterested staff - what we wanted not on the menu but when the alternative arrived it was good. On a retrun trip tp buy coffee they were more happier.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

GREAT food GREAT service, love this little café. Clean, good selection of food and just a nice place to go y in Tonga

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Exminster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Conveniently located in the heart of town, Friends cafe is a favourite haunt of ex-pats and quite a sprinkling of locals. They serve an excellent Eggs Benedict breakfast, and pretty good coffee, always with a smile. You have to pay for internet, but it's quite reliable. They're open in the evenings as well, and serve a good menu in a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If your a foreigner visiting Tonga, you'll probably love this place, check it out its in the nuku'alofa town centre almost opposite the post office.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great location Exceptionally beautiful service Musicians Everything food wise you would want ... from eggs to lobster Well worth a visit

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Lovely little cafe. A bit more expensive than elsewhere in Tonga but delicious 'Palangi' food and really welcoming staff. Lovely little shop attached too with some great gift ideas.

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