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Le Cafe Telephonique Restaurant

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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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8 Huia Street, Taihape, New Zealand
+64 6-388 0599
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Taihape, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We will most certainly be back. The food was homely, delish and well made. Coffee was spot on as was the customer service. The back outdoor area was just what we needed on a hot day. Could not fault, we left wanting more.

Thank toothill57
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not stopped here in years and was initally pleased to find it a very nice space, busy and a good selection of cabinet food. The items we consumed were okay but not wonderful as was the coffee. Would like to try items from menu another time. But will there be another time, I am not sure. Reading other reviews... More 

Thank Alikr2015
Hamilton, New Zealand
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334 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited and waited for our food. Finally went and asked how long it would be as we had to hit the road on our travels. They remembered making the order but gave it someone else! It was the last bagel so who eats something you have not ordered? Plus the order has a number on the table. What waitress gets... More 

Thank Cookster_11
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch early February at this restaurant which is one of our favorites on the drive south/north. Very full cabinet, the queue was long but moved very quickly through. Had our snack foods and coffee to go within 10 minutes, nice cheese scone and partner had cream and jam scone. Nice outside table street side, was a nice sunny... More 

Thank PaulD17230
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really rude service, destroyed the experience for us. Maybe they were having a bad day but we Definitly wont go back

Thank David G
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was travelling from Rotorua to Wellington and stopped here for dinner. I'm vegan and I'd read some reviews on Trip Advisor of people that had gotten vegan meals from here. The staff were lovely and were willing to cook me a vegan meal to take away. Stir fried vegetables and kumara mash. It was good, a bit oily for... More 

Thank Rebekah P
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having driven from Auckland with an intentional stop in Taihape i was not convinced that i would find a good dinner. I was surprised. Great setup, great food. Will come for breakfast here tomorrow on my way south. Great to see the provincial towns serving great food and service.

Thank Paul A
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice people, good vibes, but the most awful omelette I can remember. Please change that. The place is great otherwise :)

Thank Danielfilmer
Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had expected quality food but we're astonished by how poor it was. The coffee was good and I was happy with that but the rest was terrible. We ordered the fish chowder. It was accompanied by an overcooked, just short of burnt, cheese pin wheel made from a croissant dough and even if it had been cooked to perfection... More 

Thank Tina P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest, my expectations were not that high to find a great place to eat when passing through Taihape. I found this cute little place with flower baskets and a very sweet restaurant with indoor and outdoor areas. The service was friendly and helpful and the food was ok. I had lamb rack special and the lamb was cooked... More 

Thank Shakiwi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Huia Street, Taihape, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Rangitikei District  >  Taihape
  • Phone Number: +64 6-388 0599
With a french influence, le cafe telephonique offers a modern range of delicious food for the traveller.

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