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Fatefahi Rd | Vava'u, Neiafu 1003, Tonga
+676 71-322
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06:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 17:30
Sat 06:30 - 13:30
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Gold Coast
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have eaten at Tropicana many times and loved it. There is not a lot of choices in Vavau during the "weather season" but Greg always has some delicious food on offer.

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Thank GrahamKenna
Jersey City, New Jersey
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a staple place in Vava'u. Definitely stop in - plan to spend a few hours to get connected again and to enjoy coffee or something light. This is not the place to go for the service necessarily, but definitely the place for the atmosphere, chats, internet, breakfast and coffee. They also have a laundromat in the back where... More 

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Thank bnaturl
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

As usual when you arrive somewhere you need to gain your bearing and here you can find them quickly in a nice environment. Good internet

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Thank Laurent D
pukapuka
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104 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I don't know what the heck people are expecting when they go to tonga to whale watch. Price of internet price of food blah blah. This place is in the middle of town and great to duck into for a coffee and lunch. The owner is super cool and will help ya sort all kinds of stuff. The lasagna was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

we went in for Brunch the cafe was empty, two toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches took nearly 25 minutes to arrive at our table. Along with 2 cans of coke we were charged $43 Tongan dollars for an unappetising hard and dry sandwich. Not we would call value for money.

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Thank fish092
Caribbean
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great coffee and good food. But all the other services that Greg, the owner, helps with are invaluable. He couldn't have been more helpful when we were there, especially in following up with a package that went astray in Nuku'alofa. Email sent, reply received and the package was with me soon after. Thanks so much.

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Berkeley, California
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I stopped in to escape the rain for coffee and then for lunch. I suppose that having read the reviews I was expecting something a bit larger and not quite so basic. The food was o.k. (very large portion of fish and chips, but not really well cooked) and I suppose an adequate value. They seemed to cater more toward... More 

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Thank William B
greg.just, Owner at Cafe Tropicana, responded to this review

Yes we are quite a small cafe. we only seat 45. We are not open for dinner. Tonga has 15,000 tourists a year and vava'u gets less than half of those, a very small percentage is classed as backpackers. More 

Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Sweet potato fries, muesli, pancakes, crepes are all good. You can have a snack or a meal here. They also have burgers. Not up market but good value apart from being charged for wifi

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Thank annehenshaw
greg.just, Owner at Cafe Tropicana, responded to this review

unfortunately internet is VERY expensive in tonga - my bill is over $1000 a month so I have ot pass on costs More 

Whitianga
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The cafe that does everything. From food to bike hire and Internet. Lovely meals of large proportions. Great coffee too.

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Thank DiveZoneWhitianga
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Good for first timers in Vava'u - washing, food, internet, bikes ect. Always a little dark, but a good place to meet with other travellers.

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Thank Katie B
greg.just, Owner at Cafe Tropicana, responded to this review

Thanks, we are increasing the inside lighting as we have been unseasonally cloudy in June... More 

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Cuisine
Cafe, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:30
Thursday
06:30 - 17:30
Friday
06:30 - 17:30
Saturday
06:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fatefahi Rd | Vava'u, Neiafu 1003, Tonga
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Vava'u Islands  >  Neiafu
  • Phone Number: +676 71-322
Description
The original Internet Cafe in Vava'u since 2004. Espresso coffee, coffee bean sales, breakfast, lunch and takeway food. Fully licensed liquor, beer, wine and cocktails. Laundry and Ice. Post cards, prints, momento's, arts and craft sales. Free booking service and advice. Kayak, mountain bike, tents and camping gear, vehicle rentals. Fastest internet on the island:8 pc's, Wifi and Ethernet. PC software and hardware repairs. A4/A3 printing, scanning, laminating and typing services. Overnight download/patching services by arrangement. Largest yacht affiliate in Tonga - advanced notice to all points and provisioning service. The only rain water supplier in Vava'u. Largest chart supplier in Tonga. Courtesy flags for the whole pacific and full size flags for Tonga. CA, OCC and SSCA port Captains. Whew!!!

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