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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great coffee

The best coffee you will find, friendly staff will make your visit very enjoyable. Their meals are well prepared and the menu offers a good selection including local fruits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
ThatsEmbroidery
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Canberra, Australia
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Middx
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148 reviews 148 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The food was good although my order was wrong they were happy to remake it, you pay for the wifi which isn't a problem but it really isn't that's fast therefore there is always a queue as people stay longer using the wifi.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The best coffee you will find, friendly staff will make your visit very enjoyable. Their meals are well prepared and the menu offers a good selection including local fruits.

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Narre Warren, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Awsome feed at Friends but is not cheap at all! You can get short paid Wifi access there as well, the best place for a goood breakfast!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Spent over a week working remotely in Tonga and chose to use Friends as a base. The internet connection was good and reliable. The food was exceptional with my favourites being; pancakes with heilala vanilla syrup, three layer tower and Ota Ika with extra fresh chili. Thank you Paul and your lovely staff for your hospitality and allowing me to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Excellent seafood chowder. Huge serves. All of us enjoyed our dishes. Nice little postcard and artefacts shop attached. Will try coffee in the morning.

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Suva, Fiji
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a very popular spot where the coffee is known to be great and consistently reliable. The surprise for me this trip is that the lunch time food was pretty good as well. The seafood chowder is special and recommended.

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a great lunch at Friend's Cafe. Surprisingly for a tropical island covered in palm trees, Friend's Cafe was the only place we were able to have fresh coconut juice, and we asked everywhere we went!!! Lovely feel, decor and ambience. The service was excellent and the food was some of the best we had in our trip to Tonga.

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Hemsedal, Norway
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I tried both brekfast and lunch at Friends and really enjoyed it. It is centrally located and the staff is really friendly. They run their own little tourist office right next door where they helped me book an evening show with dinner. Really helpful and they took care of eveything with evening pick up and payment etc. Food was beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went on several visits to Friends Cafe and enjoyed the coffee and cake. It is a clean indoor/ outdoor cafe in the centre of town, with some contemporary souvenirs for sale, wifi ( at a price), & some live Tongan musicians creating a good feel. Went once for dinner,& left less impressed. The seafood I ordered wasn't available, even though... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great central locatioin and THE place to meet locals and other travellers. Good for breakfast and all through the day

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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: Coffee Shop

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?