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Friends Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options
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Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 22-390
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food in a nice setting. Good to get a proper coffee on the island. A lot of times I went there though, some food was not available as they didn't have the ingredients. But they did often have the basics like Burgers for example.

Thank Rachfisher93
Wellington, New Zealand
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202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely service teamed with great coffee and food make this a top spot in Nukualofa. Coconut drinks and smoothies are to be recommended. The tourist info and mini souvenir store alongside is also a bonus if you want to enquire about local attractions or make bookings. The local free range chickens in the courtyard add to the atmosphere.

Thank cossiefamily
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought Samoan servings were big until I had the chops. So many topping choices to choose from. Had the garlic butter option and it was too good. Also selection of beers for the night

Thank Ainsof S
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place so much the quality of food was great would recommend too all family and friends that decide to step foot on the kingdom. Thank you for having us

Thank Missteina
Paris, France
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We accidently arrived here just as a cruise ship came in, and it was very busy. The coffee didn't quite arrive as ordered the first time but the service was smiley and helpful and the quality was very good. I would definitely go back.

Thank AdeleinParis
London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a disaster at Seaview Lodge we ate here. Really good food, and a varied menu. Watch out though as the portions are huge, though that means that it is even better value. Good selection of wine. Earlier in the day we had a really good toasted sandwich and some of the best coffee even. The staff are really nice... More 

Thank global-traveller48
Golden Beach, Queensland, Australia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot. Good food - not quite as good as the last time we were here but still tasty. Recommended if you're in Nuku'alofa

Thank Doc1964001
Queensland, Australia
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are super helpful . Good is delicious . Always come here for breakfast ! Banana smoothie is a must ! Also booked my car hire through the cafe ! Service was fast and efficient ! Thanks !

Thank Candy G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here and enjoyed a good variety of meals and more than one coffee. Reasonably priced. Kids enjoyed the outside veranda where we sat and the hens that free ranged it also.

Thank Hujazo
Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for something similar to home, this is a lovely café with a nice garden verandah to sit out on. They serve a good variety and its generally really tasty. Lots of nice cakes and salads and sandwiches.

Thank Vicki2810

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $25
Cafe, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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 22-390
Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.

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