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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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“cake” (11 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“tuna” (13 reviews)
8:00 AM - 7:30 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

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to go to Friends cafe, unfortunately the burger was not good, service was slow, but what was most annoying is that after waiting 30mins & some meals coming out they came to tell us two of the meals we ordered they had...More

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

Dear Valued customer, Its been a while since I've responded to feed back on trip advisor but I do value the feedback we getting on this medium. I apologize for the disappointing experience you had a Friends recently. Its unfortunate but I'm very excited to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the eggs Benedict was yummy. Clean friendly staff and lovely chai latte . Options for indoor or out door seating and establishment has a Wi-Fi centre next too for tourist.

Thank prophetess82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Friends Cafe 2 weeks ago & was very pleased with the service & food. Situated right in the heart of town & open till late it is a good place to relax & enjoy decent food. Strongly recommend if visting Nuku'alofa.

Thank Pacificparsi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a nice coffee, light food, clean environment and garden surroundings during our visit. We used the bathroom which was also clean. Chooks cleaned up scraps which fell from tables - adding to atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful. Malo!

Thank Arbor253
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Great cafe with friendly staff, good prices and tasty food. Yummy sandwiches, cakes and tea. Right in the centre of town.

Thank tjarco1045093
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This place has rarely let me down, the best ota Ika in town. It’s a spunky little buzzy cafe with good service and good menu Had the ota Ika in the first night, was actually the first stop from airport. Dinner the next night was...More

Thank McTravel73
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I ordered the beef curry and the sauce was fine but the beef was tough to chew, atmosphere was good but really hot inside as it was outside.

Thank Sosiua F
Reviewed 4 February 2018

By the time you get there it'll be even better, moving into renovated premises. Good cafe with impressive breakfasts, decent coffee and cold beer. One dodgy chicken roll lost a star though.

Thank Goat-whisperer
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Michelle B
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.
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