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Friends Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 22-390
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:30 - 22:00 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 today 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 yesterday 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good casual dining place, selection of dishes and fresh tasty food. And if one is lucky, can run into Prime Minister sitting on the next table and get an opportunity to shoot the breeze about experiences of his wonderful country.

Thank anandluisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and mostly good service. Probably the busiest lunch cafe in Tonga. Great coffee and smoothies.

Thank GrahamKenna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hosted a dinner with fellow colleagues from the Pacific Environment Journalists Association (PEJN) last week, great open design and super friendly staff service. One of Nukualofa's landmark historic buildings with nice rustic design and equally inviting atmosphere, with an enticing menu to match.

Thank geoffsmithfiji
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome cafe with good coffee and sandwiches. Staff is very friendly! They help you out with all sorts of travel issues. Once when I was there, there was a live band. You should visit that place.

Thank el-mundo-92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visitited on several occasions. Each time, every member of staff was very helpful and so friendly. Food was brilliant, just the beef burger fell apart before we had even touched it amd the pork burger had hardly any meat. But was still delirious! Overall would...More

Thank misssjl89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner one evening and I returned another day for coffee. Was very happy on both visits and would recommend a visit

Thank Guildfordkiwi
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Friends is renowned in Tonga for fantastic food and the brunch I had didn’t disappoint. Unfortunately there was limited Supplies of coconut after recent cyclonic weather but the watermelon juice I was served in its place was outstanding. A must do in Tonga.

Thank Thelly76
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great beer battered fish and chips! They were happy to cater for our fussy 7year old. Pricing is reasonable and the atmosphere is good. The snippets of history are a great insight into the past.

Thank GeoffandRobyn
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Michelle B
29 October 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
23 July 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 19:30
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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