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Friends Cafe

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Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 22-390
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cafe, great coffee and food, lovely local staff who couldn't be more helpful. Will definitely go back again. Easy to find location and handy to markets.

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Thank Jude T
Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Tonga for 7 days and I popped in here every day for an Iced Coffee. I also hadn't the scones they were amazing reminded me of growing up in New Zealand. Staff were all very professional, good service and food reasonably priced. Also has a tour shop attached. Really enjoyed the coffee and there is the opportunity... More 

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Thank Rebecca H
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonga is know for some of the most delicious and freshest fish in the world. The Tuna Steak burger did not disappoint! Really enjoyed the Big Kahun Breakfast too. I keep coming back to Friends!

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Thank newkololocal
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is good cafe in the centre of the city. I can't say that their prices are reasonable but waitresses are very polite and kind, and food is tasty

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Thank VictoriaSPb-Auck
Melbourne
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here three times on my last visit to Tonga- great coffee, yummy paninis and seafood chowder. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, with chickens running around outside! I'll definitely return next time I'm in town.

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Thank lindyhoppin
Honiara, Solomon Islands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit cafe when in Tonga given that you can't miss it. Just across from the NZ High Commission and close to PMs office. Range of food options for breakfast, lunch or dinner they are open until 10.30 Monday to Saturday. Serve good coffee as well as tea.

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Thank Krishnan N
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 January 14, 2017 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

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?