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Cafe Escape

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Taufa'ahau Road | FML Building, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 21-212
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Australia
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoy the uber delicious and refreshing local dish of ota ika (raw fish in coconut milk) on the menu with a cool coconut. All of this had in air conditioned bliss and lovely surroundings. Had their ota ika for dinner and it was quite superb. Lovely to find an air-conditioned cafe open so late in the evening. Lovely cafe, centrally... More 

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Thank WanderingTraveller79
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Tonga in Decmeber/ January 2016 and stayed for 31 days. during these months Tonga is very humid and hot. Café Escape is the place to eat at, it has great food, great customer service and most importantly AIRCON!

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Thank Emza112
Melbourne
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very hot & humid when I was last in Nuku'alofa, hence the aircon at Escape was very welcome. I had dinner here, and all of us enjoyed our food - I can recommend the Ota ika. Good vegetarian options here too (hard to find in Tonga).

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Thank lindyhoppin
Honiara, Solomon Islands
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229 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a small city Nuku'alofa boasts of several nice cafes especially around CBD and the waterfront. The Cafe Escape is one such place with good eating options and excellent selection of drinks, hot and cold. Service is good, warm and friendly.

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Thank Krishnan N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

You get a nice coffee in this place. Both my husband and I went here for breakfast. Many of the things that I wanted from the menu weren't available....no English breakfast tea and no bacon although alternatives were offered. Hubby had a big piece of lemon cake which was 10 pa'anga which I felt was pretty expensive. Nice and clean... More 

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Thank Lissa B
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If there's any place you need a fix for your sugar tooth, Cafe Escape is it! While pricey, the cheesecake is a highlight and definitely not to be missed. Eggs Benedict are a treat. I thought it was strange that they charged $3 for 30 mins of laptop time (I enjoy sitting at my computer working while I eat cheesecake).

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Thank newkololocal
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Favourite cafe in nuku'alofa. Service is amazing, food is good, it's clean and has air conditioning. The banana smoothies are cold and delicious. Definitely Prefer cafe escape over friends cafe.

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Thank Tiamarama V
Gold Coast
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Escape is a favourite of mine in Nuku Alofa. Service very good and fast for those on alright schedule. Waitresses Lita and Anna spoils you with their cheerful service. The food is good and fresh. Prices are reasonable and menu excellent.

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Thank GrahamKenna
Napier, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Another great place to have lunch. Dined there on several occasions and was never disappointed. Friendly efficient service, great atmosphere, clean and comfortable.

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Thank kimosabe2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Large range of Western food and some Tongan food on the menu at mid-range prices (T$15-25 per main). The restaurant is located in the town centre and provides air conditioning which is a relief from the hot weather outside! Great friendly service, would recommend to anyone looking for a quick bite or decent meal!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taufa'ahau Road | FML Building, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island  >  Nuku'alofa
  • Phone Number: +676 21-212

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