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Friends Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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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08:00 - 19:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:30
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Arusha, Tanzania
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two weeks in Nualofa and had breakfast at Friends almost every day. The staff is nice and menu is varied. Breakfast dishes are huge. The coffee is excellent!

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Thank alice m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a lover of coffee and no where in the world have I loved coffee as much as I love the coffee here. They use the local coffee bean which is very sort after around the world due to the unique environment the coffee is grown. The owner Paul and his staff are a welcomed delight. I cannot recommend... More 

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Thank Lauryn H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee shop is widely known. It's in the center of town next to the store, which sells real local products. It has good cakes and I had the best iced coffee. We had lemon cake and passion fruit cake and all that for approximately 11.- US$.

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Thank Peter S
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends continues its legacy of providing a unique character, delicious food, excellent staff and right in the heart of the Royal Capital. Each visit Friends is usually packed with expats, tourists and well-off Tongan workers. We visited in between lunch and dinner on a weekday and managed to get a great meal and coffee without it being so full. Again,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great coffee and a good menu with plenty of variety. Nice place to sit back and relax and read a magazine.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

friendly service, huge meal, great iced coffee. Great menu with lots to choose from. place was clean. a good choice.

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Thank Cherie E
Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The very friendly staff make dining at Friends a real experience - make sure you order the garlic lobster - you will not be dissappointed

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Thank rod577
Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely meals in an open seating environment. Enjoyed the niu, the chicken mushroom paninis and the friendly staff. They get quite busy at lunch with tables filled to overflowing, but their staff still manage to take care of you really well - a lesson many other eateries around the world could use.

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In our family of 6, all had food they enjoyed. The choices were extensive for ages ranging from 12 to 72

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Thank Richard M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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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
US$ 3 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.

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Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?