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Cafe Escape

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Cafe, European, Contemporary
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Taufa'ahau Road | FML Building, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 21 212
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Kansas City, USA
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good selection of food and very good coffee -- using beans grown and roasted in Tonga -- and good service. A bit pricey but not significantly higher than most similar places in town (and anyway, cheaper than Starbucks). Pretty good selection of snacks and different styles of coffee. If you are a cheesecake fan (like me) this is the... More 

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Thank Sunnyguy61
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We find this cafe quite costly and the food average standard. However in main town Tongatapu not a lot of cafe selection.

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Thank amytng
Whakatane, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee is always great at cafe escape, even if you are dining alone the atmosphere makes it a relaxing experience. My favourite is the ota ika, spicy with Kumala :)

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Thank 232Heather
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The place to experience air conditioned comfort for breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, and lunch. Access to the internet and organise tourist activities.

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Thank susangg2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

A great gem of a find in downtown Nuku'alofa. The staff were very attentive and the food was fabulous. Everything from a full day breakfast to Panini's, pizza's, salads and a full lunch menu. A great place to have lunch.

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Thank TinaMalone27
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Had breakfast here heaps of choices on the menu and coffee is lovely would def come again and try out lunch

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Thank Denique15
Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Escape was a refreshing modern coffee shop in the middle of the city. Air conditioned and modern decor. If I didn't know any better, I would think I was in the Northwest (Portland/Seattle). Their coffee was good and they brewed coffee from the local coffee farm - Tupu'anga Coffee.

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Thank Jonathan H
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a working lunch here, coffee was very nice as were the sandwiches and salads we had for lunch. Music perhaps a bit loud but only because we were trying to have a meeting. No free wifi which is consistent with the rest of the island.

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Thank honie99
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

They certainly have the best cheesecake and the staff are very friendly and hospitable. Selection of lunch is great and its a great spot for short meetings too....!!!

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Thank JoeyMataele
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

All the food seems reasonably priced, I am only quite specialised in commenting on their cheesecake which over many visits never let me down! All their other dishes looked like you got a fantastic size for the price, and friends with me enjoyed the larger meals as well as the sweet treats.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taufa'ahau Road | FML Building, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: +676 21 212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?