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Friends Cafe

Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 22-390
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ceviche” (7 reviews)
“panini” (11 reviews)
“smoothie” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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1 - 10 of 672 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there for lunch. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the staff are very friendly. The raw fish and coconut was very good and refreshing for a hot day however the summer rolls lacked taste and pieces of cartilage were all over. The vanilla...More

Thank Argaussie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple menu of average quality, make sure beef patties are cooked properly. Staff are lovely and the coffee (espresso machine was out of action) good and strong. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Henk L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little cafe in the heart of town. Serves bfast lunch and dinner. Can pop in for a coffee or a beer! Beautiful island décor, friendly staff and delicious food.

Thank Hiva K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff and yummy cakes. Very pleasant surroundings. Pleasant atmosphere and helpful staff always.

1  Thank CarolynWellingtonNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food, fast great service and affordable. Huge range on the menu and you can order any time during the day, not restrictive like some places. It's in the town centre so easy to find. I had the raw fish in coconut sauce, I saw...More

Thank stephaniejob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good breakfast and fruit platter at a fair price. Good service and a curious small chicken on the deck was quite humorous. Unfortunately coffee machine was broken and waiting for spares and filter coffee was still a work in progress, so had to grab over...More

Thank kristianj54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe in the heart of Tonga. Has become our regular during our short stay in Tonga. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Lovely indoor and outdoor setting. Very clean and well presented. Lives up to its name - Friends!! Well done team.

Thank Philippa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a lengthy wait we finally received our meal ... cold. Don't believe the hype, it's not as good as the reviews, or go when you are the only person then your meal may be hot.

Thank Foodie f
Friendstonga, Manager at Friends Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you comments noted. Malo!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch straight off the plane since it was so highly rated. Was quite happy with the ota ika. But the burger was just average. Lots of friendly servers hovering around. As we weren't completely disappointed we did return for a breakfast....More

Thank jmrogalski
Friendstonga, Manager at Friends Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback- We are working on improving our service.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're not sure if you want to have a 100% typical Tongan feast or something more international, this is the place. Cosy, plenty of choices, great desserts as well and when we had dinner, plenty of locals eating there too, which is always a...More

Thank Claudia C
Friendstonga, Manager at Friends Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Malo 'aupito, We appreciate your visit and positive feedback. Please visit again.

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Michelle B
October 29, 2015|
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Response from Siale H | Reviewed this property |
I think there breakfast starts at $6 up to the top prices of the big breakfast at $22 Pa'anga. There sides are bit on the expensive side. Things like an extra sausages (2)cost $5, 2 strips of bacon cost $6 Pa'anga. Hope that... More
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Sana F
July 23, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$3 - $25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, 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
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Description
Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.
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