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Friends Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Polynesian
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Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 22-390
Today
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
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great coffee, great food and great people ! Always busy with locals and tourists, good location on the Main Street and just 5 mins walk from Tanoa International Dateline Hotel

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Thank gracienz2015
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By far Friends Cafe offers the best coffee in the capitol Nuku'alofa. The location is excellent however beware on a Friday night the nightclubs opposite the cafe can get packed and sometimes just lil bit too noisy. Service was great and friendly! Mālō 'aupito!

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Thank Maunga H
Lae, Papua New Guinea
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good coffee and food options. Great location and very friendly staff. Nice place to meet up with friends for lunch.

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Thank Polly D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best cafe in town with good coffee and food. A welcome stop in hot weather. Would reccomend when stopping over in Nukualofa

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Thank Maria B
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this place was great. very nice and helpful staff. very good food for great value. this place is a must for anyone staying in nuku'alofa.

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Thank bosi231
Singapore
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311 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choice is limited in Nuku'alofa but this probably ranks as the best place in town. Excellent food and deserts, great service, and often live music.

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Thank mbaas
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and coffee at Friend's is decent if not a bit overpriced. Like most places in Tonga, don't expect the service to be as good as Fiji. With that being said the ladies that work at Friend's are nice enough. This is one of the few places on the main island that serves food tourists would enjoy. Personally I... More 

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Thank Megan M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very slow service and food is average. First visit My partner and I had waited up to 30 minutes on two smoothies which than we received one warm banana smoothie what tasted like old bananas and a can of soft drink. Second visit we ordered food which wasn't that great. Don't know what the big hype of friends cafe is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after a nice long walk from our hotel and ordered Caesar salads, wine and beer. Huge salad with lots of chicken but no anchovies and very little greens. Good value but not the best I've ever had. Service was super friendly and the place is very comfortable. Would go back for breakfast.

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Napier, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place for lunch.Serves quality food and big portions. Prompt service and nice indoor outdoor dining. Value for money!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $25
Cuisine
Cafe, Polynesian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?