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Friends Cafe

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 185
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    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must do in Nukulofa

Excellent food, very welcoming, clean bathrooms. Delicious crayfish, marinated tuna washed down with a local beer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
tonyshan839
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Cafe is in the middle of town and is clean and trendy. We ordered a toasted sandwich, which was nice; a sticky date pudding - which was actually just a muffin and ice cream (not sticky, not date and not pudding), and a pineapple juice, which was brown and we didn't drink it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent food, very welcoming, clean bathrooms. Delicious crayfish, marinated tuna washed down with a local beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Probably the best café in Tonga for coffee. The staff are very friendly and we were able to book a trip to another island here. They have a booking service for tours etc.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Good variety on the menu and the food was delicious! Nice little gift shop inside too, the local vanilla was a perfect souvineer.

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waitomo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We only had coffee and cake here on 2 occasions. The coffee was good, but they don't do decaf. Rather expensive compared to other cafes around. Nice area outside to sit in the shade. Very friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Right in the Main Street with travel advice (we booked a wonderful day trip to Fafa Island- peaceful ++) , computers for hire. Good food choices and friendly staff.

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Middx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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

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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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: Cafe

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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: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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?