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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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08:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:30
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Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank WanderingTraveller79
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank Jude T
Albury, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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229 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
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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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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, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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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Los Angeles, California
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Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?