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“was ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Escape

Cafe Escape
Taufa'ahau Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 21 212
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Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Nuku'alofa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“was ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

we ordered two brekkies. The eggs tasted of vinegar and other than that had no flavour. Sausages were unusual tasting. Otherwise coffee was good and cheesecake divine. The $1 charge for skim milk was unusual in buying coffees. The service was good and it was only the food that made us hesitant to return as it cost us $63 for two and didn't have a wow factor about it.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Air conditioning, food good value, though not outstanding. Handy central location. Efficient staff. Popular place to rest a while.

Visited February 2013
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Queensland, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food and Internet!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Loved the food here , especially the breakfast ! Meal portions are small for what you pay for but it's nice to escape the Tongan food when you miss your home food . Service is okay .... It's nice to surf the net whilst waiting for a meal on the wireless which is always a plus for me as I take my iPad everywhere ! See you next time

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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Awkward but ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Service here leaves a lot to be desired. A pricey place to eat. Dishes are not the Tongan size that you will get most places. You could definitely walk away hungry if you spend less than AU$20 or 40 Pa'anga. The deserts are nice but not gourmet quality. There are many other places for a nice lunch but if aircon is more important than food then this is the best choice. The food is good but not great.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“No 2 but they have air-con”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is Friends with air-con, as other reviewers have noted, with good café fare and wonderful air-con if you’ve been sweating it out around town. But the menu is less varied and relies heavily on pannini and wraps, and Friends wins hands down in the ambience stakes. Service is also a little down here, especially at the counter, but they do have good coffee and this is still a top spot for breakfast or lunch.

Visited December 2012
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