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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish cakes” (8 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“tuna” (13 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this gem right at the start of my stay. The food is delicious with a decent wine list. Great for a coffee in the morning and their staff will organise all of your day trips for you. Could not recommend more!

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Tonga for a month for research and Friends Cafe was were I frequented everyday for breakfast and Lunch. If you are Poly and love a good, big feed, then this is where you have to go! The staff were amazing and friendly...More

Thank Damien G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With my partner we went to this restaurant because a local told us it was very good. Maybe it was that we went with really high expectations, the place was nice and tidy, the staff was friendly but I don’t think the food was the...More

Thank Lia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and courteous staff, great selection, and all-day dining. Within walking distance to multiple sight-seeing locations.

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

Thank you very much for the kind feedback, the team appreciate it. Malo!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice, leisurely lunch here. The servings are big, the pace is unhurried and the toilets perfect, if you were in a truck stop. But that is only a minor problem. Give the niumata (coconut milk drunk straight from the coconut) a go.

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of two cafe's in Tonga where you have a good idea of what you are getting and a good standard of cleanliness. Coffee and cakes are good. Cost of drinks the same as any other place. Doesn't have soy milk but you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to have a seat and the staff were WONDERFUL! Gutted that it's a rip-off price wise though. We might be on Holiday but doesn't mean you're made of money. $8 for a can of Sprite is just taking advantage.

Thank Bridgette K
Friendstonga, Owner at Friends Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure if you have the right place. But we don't have soft drinks priced at $8 pa'anga. Our team appreciate the feedback back, we value our customers but this is not accurate information on our premises. Malo 'Aupito.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cafe with some of the great European dishes we all love for both breakfast and lunch. Staff are just lovely

Thank nicandlibby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute cafe, friendly staff, but the food was nothing special. Lunch took ages to be served and was not bad but not great either. Maybe over rated

Thank reefgirl1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The espresso is good, made by beans from Tonga. The free Wifi is most of the time offfff. Nice old building

Thank alfonso m
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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
Sana F
July 23, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 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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Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.
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