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Le Cafe Telephonique Restaurant

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8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Read mixed reviews on this and other cafe in town. On a rainy day walked in both - the friendly welcome at this cafe won our custom. Clean, bright and warm inside. The coffee was good and hot if not exceptional. My eggs bene was tasty and not swimming in Hollandaise, which I prefer. Only criticism would be that the... More 

Thank AucklandPiwis
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped here on my way through and was very happily surprised at the delicious range of food, especially gluten free food on offer. The staff were friendly and very helpful and the cafe has a great atmosphere. Will make this a regular stop off now.

Thank Helw24
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we would give this place another chance after horrible service last time, foolishly...... service hasn't changed. Walked in and it is busy with 4 tables for Mother's Day, there is an empty table with 2 seats, we are a family of 4 so asked the waitress if there were 2 chairs we could use, she rolled her eyes... More 

4 Thank Palmymumof3
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed this time. Good service and the coffee was ok. The food was average, over poached eggs on the benny and hardly any hollandaise (it's all about the hollandaise!) The burger was very sweet and the tiny bun wasn't toasted so more like a weird sandwich. Kids meal at $7 with pancakes and a fluffy was pretty good... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hamilton, New Zealand
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great range of tasty food and a good setting. Have been here a number of times when passing through. Prices are fairly steep but that is pretty much the norm now in places like Taihape

Thank Keithry
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday with the husband and kids. Great venue very rustic, great outside area. Cabinet food looked good but was soo expensive, my son had a chicken croissant that contained 2 very thin slices of chicken, a dollop of cranberry and a slither of cheese, served with dry undressed salad that was lettuce and a price of... More 

1 Thank glcglc
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had a quick stop in for coffee on our way through but this place was so cute! The food looked delicious we got a date scone, best I have had in NZ. Perfect coffee and the hot chocolate was just right. What made it was the most friendly front staff she was delightful.

Thank Kristina C
Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best cafe, the service was sloppy and the food microwaved but they had nice baked goods and a nice seating area outside. I would recommend the chilled juices.

1 Thank SamuelCase
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed Paleo breakfast that is served in the cafe. Overall - nice place, good service, food is good but not outstanding.

Thank Yulia K
New Zealand
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

I chose the lamb mint pie with mint jelly, which is tender and delicious, and accompanied it with beetroot, carrot and ginger salad. Stunning! The staff are very friendly and on a sunny day the outdoor area is lovely.

Thank Kiwitraveller502011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, 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 4720, 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?