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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Best cafe in Nuku'alofa. Great coffee!!!!!! Plus great food and service. Well priced! Friends is a must visit....

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The friends cafe has a great environment, friendly and helpful staff and is very handy to everything of interest in Nuku 'alofa. They often have live music and the food and coffee is great.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Best cafe in Nuku'alofa. Great food and service. Very reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend, Friends is well worth a visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our taxi driver recommended Friends Cafe for dinner. This place is 5 stars! Don't miss out on Friends Cafe when visiting Tonga. Fresh and local food. And the portions are pretty generous. We enjoyed dinner and had to revisit for breakfast. I had the ceviche and my partner had baked snapper. You can't go wrong ordering the fish of the... More

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Melbourne
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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