We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Friends Cafe

Taufa'ahau Road | Opposite the New Zealand High Commission Office., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 22-390
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (8 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (9 reviews)
“ceviche” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All 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
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (761)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 702 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Still reasonably good to visit but hasn't quite the vibes it had in the past. The cooking is also slipping . I definitely recommend visiting but it's not really up to the accolades of the past. I have been visiting since it was established and...More

Thank Mikolo1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great breakfast in a very inviting setting. The cafe is very quaint and the staff very friendly. My mum has been going here since she lived her and claims this still to be her favourite place.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Super friendly staff. Love the food and everything about it. A must place to visit in Tonga.

Thank harry l
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were very excited to visit the friends cafe, encouraged by all of the favorable reviews we read online. However on arriving to the cafe we found poor coffee and fish that was anything but fresh and half the menu unavailable. The...More

Thank Andorunz
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, well priced, friendly staff, a nice relaxed atmosphere. A good menu. Not too big not too small of a range. Eat in or take away My fav eating place in Tonga

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends cafe has a good food, friendly staff and nice service. It is a must visit place in Tonga. They are reliable and the price is good for the value.

Thank hakano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eggs Benedict with fish.... And chilli sauce! Two eggs served on some gamefish atop a sweet potatoe salad the had been drenched in chilli sauce. An ice coffee took 30 minutes to arrive. Admittedly this was on the slack Christmas NY period.

Thank ScrawnyRay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here a number of times. Easy to find, wifi, great ambience, coffee was excellent. Huge food selection including gluten free.

Thank AngeTufui
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Ate two meals at Friends both excellent, quite reasonable, high quality and a very friendly and attentive staff. A wonderful choice for any meal.

Thank ugaworldtraveler
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Food was awesome! Breakfast, lunch and dinner. The owner Paul was super friendly and humble. My co workers and I enjoyed the food and beer after a long day at work.

Thank Soa P
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in Tongatapu Island
Loumaile Lodge
94 reviews
.34 km away
Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
102 reviews
.58 km away
Seaview Lodge
188 reviews
.65 km away
Little Italy Hotel
250 reviews
1.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Escape
220 reviews
.16 km away
Little Italy Hotel
207 reviews
1.28 km away
Frangipani Korean Restaurant
25 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours
106 reviews
.05 km away
Free Church of Tonga
53 reviews
.39 km away
Royal Tombs
89 reviews
.41 km away
Reload Bar
16 reviews
.05 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Michelle B
29 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Shaleshni C | Reviewed this property |
Whats the question?
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Friends cafe and tourist center on Taufa'ahau road in the center of Nuku'alofa. Kingdom of Tonga.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing