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Mariner's Cafe

Below Fifita Guesthouse | Center of Pangai, Tonga
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English first
Suva, Fiji
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Want to learn how to prepare fish in a most simple and delicious way? At Mariner's you get great food, good company and lessons on how to use local ingredients to make yummy dinners!

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Food was excellent, from burgers to pizza's cheap and cheerful to a full on mains meal. All at decent prices and fair prices too. Good service, good ambience and a very nice cup of coffee (percolated with real coffee!) Nice music (background only which is the best and not blaring like some places). Go on and experience Tonga and you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Magda and her staff make you feel welcome from the first visit. The coffee is great and so is the food. Great family atmosphere.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Food was good, not too cheap, but that's understandable considering the isolation of this place! It's a good place to try local ingredients and the hostess's handmade pasta is very filling! Dogs are very cute and friendly, and there is cheap wifi. They also rent (slightly wonky) bikes and are helpful if you need info.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great to have a restaurant with comfort food and great coffee.The homemade pasta was amazing.. well done team !

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Aalst, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

If you feel the urgent need to experience some 'ambiance' on the remote island of Ha'apai, go to Mariner's cafe. Not something luxuary, but perfectly adapted to the environment. Typical, cosy and good snacks at reasonables. Furthermore the staff is very relax and helpful and free internet is available. A place to return to.

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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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178 reviews 178 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Pretty much the best food in Ha' apai. The atmosphere was relaxed and the owners colourfull. We liked it!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Nice place with good food, we loved the Ota Ika, one of the best we've had in Tonga! The price are fair and the staff is really friendly and on top of that they have nice cold beer, what else do you need?

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Taipei
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

There isn't much, ok there isn't ANY competition but if there was this little cafe would still be the best! Great people, nice atmosphere and super smoothie! Did I mention french pressed coffee from local beans:)

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Great food, great drinks, and the most important attractions... wireless! Loved this place with delicious food and great service with a personal touch. I stayed at Fifita's Guesthouse behind Mariner's Cafe for a few days and had every meal at Mariner's Cafe. I tried everything on the menu and the ceviche was my favourite. The only thing I would change... More

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