Friends Cafe

Friends Cafe

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Hours
Mon
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $38.00
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Polynesian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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About
Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.
PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $38.00
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Polynesian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles941 reviews
Excellent
410
Very good
378
Average
110
Poor
32
Terrible
11
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Richard F
Louisville7381 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
It was a hot day around lunch time and we were told that Friends Cafe is the place to go to get a delicious burger and a cold drink. Today they were absolutely right. The burgers are huge and the fries fixed just right. The drinks served in cans with a glass of ice were refreshing. We had a nice table on the side porch and there was a nice cool breeze to help as well. This is a great place to hang out for lunch and just a short walk down from the cruise dock.
Written 1 January 2020
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warwickconway
Adelaide490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 solo
I visited Friends regularly during my stay in Nuku’alofa; for food, wifi access and booking activities. The staff were really friendly, helped call and organise boats to Pangaimotu and Fafa islands and the Oholei show. No issues, nice food and reasonable if limited wifi. I would definitely recommend it.
Written 1 February 2020
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Natashika
Chisinau283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
Great place for coffee and sweet niu (coconut), a tropical smoothie or brunch. Friends cafe has a great historical significance, it’s a place where you can have a meeting with friends, or a business meeting, it has enough space, natural breeze and what’s the most important- the most friendly staff, that makes rhis place so special! Warm Regards to all lovely ladies that brings joy to this place, just to mention a few: Cathy, Hola & Hola, Vaiolin etc A suggestion to improve - change and review the menu and improve the washrooms. The food doesn’t correspond to what is expected from a central cafe and the prices are too high for the offered portions. Thanks Friends cafe for making our stay in Nukualofa more bright and colourful! Love from Fiji!
Written 20 February 2023
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Dimity P
Gold Coast124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 couples
After a morning of wet and wild (but wonderful) sightseeing we chanced upon this historic and cultural gem. The Friends Cafe ideally situated in the heart of Tonga's Nuku'alofa capital exudes casual tropical warm, charm and miles and miles of Tongan smiling hospitality. We literally felt like welcomed family, or friends 😊. Boasting mellow coffees and and extensive menu, we were keen to snack on something more 'Tongan' so chose the marinated fresh tuna. Macerated in coconut milk, chilli and spices and served with crispy fries, this dish was a party in your mouth. Delicious!! The ice cream was also superb 👌. There's also a bar. The walls are lined with interesting facts and photographs of Tonga's monarchical history, as well. Fascinating. Well priced, relaxed open air dining with mouthwatering fare, Friends is a replenishing visit, highly recommended.
Written 30 July 2023
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Gill
49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Went here a few times for takeaway lunch (scones + cold drinks) light lunch (iced coffee / squid) & dinner while in Nuku’alofa. Very friendly staff & helpful. Food was good depending on what you bought. Ota Ika really good but 1 portion enough for 2 people to share so lots of waste. 4 areas to choose to dine (2 outside/2 inside) but booking area for island day trips etc. Worth a visit :)
Written 3 March 2020
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Gene R J
Silver Spring10156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
We came here for lunch each day trying new items from the extensive menu which included all day breakfast. The 20 year old cafe is in a pretty 1880’s building and it seems to attract all the visitors, like us. We can attest to the Pumpkin spice soup, Tuna burger with fries, coconut milk, then for breakfast, 2 eggs with French toast with banana & coconut cream. All delicious in a colonial atmosphere.
Written 22 September 2023
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Bob H
84 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Sadly the cafe does not live up to its name. Both staff we encountered were surely to the point of rudeness. When I tried to log on to the advertised WiFi I found it quite easily but when I asked for the password I was then told the cafe had no WiFi by the aforementioned waitress. Food when it arrived was ok but they got my drink order wrong! We will not be back.
Written 6 May 2024
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Andy W
Bribie Island284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
My wife and attend here in February 2020, the coffee was great and my wife had an iced coffee also very nice. Service is great and the building and atmosphere very nice and relaxing. Great coffee and fully recommend a visit!
Written 20 February 2020
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Laurie
Granite Bay115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
We went to Friends 3 times while in Nuku’alofa. The lamb shank was excellent, chicken cordon bleu average, both fish soups were very good. Service was ok whenever we were there. Staff was friendly. Beer on tap was great.
Written 30 January 2023
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eMVeeOz
187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 business
Had a nice lunch here. The crispy chicken wings were nice. Nice open atmosphere, with fans and the breeze blowing through. Wonderfully friendly staff, but that's just normal for most of Nuku'alofa. Take time to view the photos on the wall and have a read of the history of the building on Wikipedia.
Written 6 May 2023
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Aussiesav
Cairns177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Excellent selection of food for lunch. More flavoursome and cheaper than hotel meals. We had pork belly roll and Tongan 'Ota 'ika. Both came out quickly, well presented and were very tasty. Eating in a lovely old building from 1875 was the cherry on top
Written 21 April 2024
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Milton C
Wellington85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 solo
Lovely cafe to call in for something to eat and a good coffee too. Pleasant atmosphere and staff were very helpful. Just received a very nice coffee when the rain came, so spent some time waiting and watching. Would happily call in again for a coffee and the cold drinks looked good too.
Written 24 March 2023
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Vladimir de Sou... V
Sao Leopoldo398 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
For sure Friends is the best option in Nukualofa. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is good and service efficient. The problem is the irritating noise produced by the coffee grinder machine
Written 7 March 2020
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Bea T
Wellington389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We went to this cafe because it looked inviting and modern. The staff was very friendly and the coffee was good. We also had a piece of banana loaf and that was good too. Unfortunately they did not give out the WIFI password. I do understand as there was a cruise boat and the internet might have got overloaded but it was a bit of a shame.
Written 14 December 2023
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AroundTheWorldIn80kDays
Bangkok292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 friends
An institution for over 20 years. Good food, service, and atmosphere right in the middle of town. The best part is that it is the center of activity. If you know anyone in Nuku'alofa, you'll likely see them here.
Written 6 July 2023
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