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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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The good was bought out quickly and was very yummy and not too pricey. They have a large variety of dishes to suit everyone. May stop here again before we head home.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a clean café with good meals and coffee, the best bit is they have clean accessible toilets in the middle of town. I found it very white so if you are going for culture this is not it.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

really great staff and awsome meals, we had a few different meals and the food was great, this is really the only cafe in the main street with an awsome menu, it caters for many tastes and the mango smoothie best I have had for a long time

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

writing this just to balance other feedback about the place. It actually is average at best, the good thing being wifi access. These guys are marketers and have the trip advisor card on the counter for people to take away and rate their experience. much better to eat at a local cafe and hang out with tongans

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Friendstonga, Owner at Friends Cafe, responded to this review

Its not often that we come across feedback like yours. I would like to thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write your comments. This is definitely something that we encourage as it is an essential tool for us to know how we are performing. Our team are also motivated to know how we are doing.... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good place to meet other travellers, clean tidy and good entertainment. Many resorts pick up and drop of guests there.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I enjoyed spending time at Friends and the staff were all really lovely one of them in particular greeted me by name and couldn't have been nicer. I recommend the raw fish which is served in a coconut shell and very generous. I would definitely go back if I am in Tonga again.

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Nelson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a lovely, friendly café with attentive staff and great food. Easy to find, indoor and outdoor seating without feeling cramped and a nice relaxing atmosphere. Nice clean café where the staff are well trained and would highly recommend.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I liked my eggs Benedict, with local fresh bread and my partner had Tuna breakfast that he was very happy about too. They had run out of tea that day and my partner's coffee wasn't good so he returned it but they brought another one back without charge and he said it was ok. The service is very friendly and... More

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Mt Maunganui
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good food, great atmosphere reasonable coffee with live music. Great place. What more could you want!

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Nuku'alofa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

You only need to go to Friends once or twice and the staff will all know your name when you return. They have a wide selection of meals, and all the ones I have tried have been great. the service is very good, and is a credit to Paul the owner. Definitely a place to eat in Nuku'alofa!

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