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Friends Tourist Center

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Lovely staff, nice food, best cafe in town. Right in the heart of Nuku Alofa. You can do bookings... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kaye J
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent full day tour

Collin is a friendly and very informative guide. You can book either a half day or full day (6 1/2... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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Salote Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 27-323
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely staff, nice food, best cafe in town. Right in the heart of Nuku Alofa. You can do bookings for several different tours there whilst enjoying a good coffee. They are open at 7am and are also open for dinner. Nicely set up with an...More

Thank Kaye J
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Collin is a friendly and very informative guide. You can book either a half day or full day (6 1/2 hours) island tour. We went to every single "attraction" on the island (we skipped the Anahulu Cave based on reviews here) and received so much...More

1  Thank stork90
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We had read up about the Friends Café which had great reviews and their tongan grown coffee was highly recommended. We were bitterly disappointed! the café was dirty, the service was appalling. the food was tasty, however we waited nearly an hour for our coffees...More

Thank Gail T
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We had trouble finding a tour at the last minute but Friends had a tour available. If you can get Colin as your guide, you won't regret it. He's very knowledgeable, and adds a lot of personal stories as well. Loved it.

Thank NZNoldor
Reviewed August 26, 2017

After hearing such good reviews about this place, I was highly disappointed with the service. If you want to take a trip to one of the islands it is actually cheaper to just go to the ferry and take a trip and pay directly both...More

Thank cashew c
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Friends cafe is like the centre of everything: great food, friend;y staff and fun out door environment. Also next to an arts cooperative which is fun to visit for souvenirs.

Thank nzjelly
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Booked a few different excursions and tours through Friends. We had an awesome full-island tour from Colin - he rocked! Highly recommend booking a tour with him. Know that Friends will add on a small fee to your bookings, so it may be cheaper to...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Good food, coffee and service, paid wifi - we found it a good place to regroup after walking around the markets. Great local crafts store right next door.

Thank DebH1321
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

This whole day tour is a must for all newcomers to the island. Colin, our tour guide, was very knowledgable. We visited all of the main attractions on the island, and some of the less know ones. Places we visited, Captain Cook Landing site, then...More

2  Thank Steve J
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Friends tourist centre and cafe was our local! Definitely recommend dropping by if you are downtown! Wifi, good coffee and you can pick up some goods!

Thank Kcory
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