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Le Cafe Telephonique Restaurant

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Cafe, European,
8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 0599
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Opens in 30 min
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we are staying in Taihape this is the only place we eat! Lately we have eaten dinner rather than lunch and the food is delicious and never disappoints us. The steaks and lamb have that lovely country flavour and so tender too. The presentation...More

Thank jandb2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really nice beetroot salad and big pot of tea. Lots of nice looking foods in the display counter to choose from too. Priced a little high but still nice. Only comment was that it looked like it needed a good spring clean as...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grabbed some breakfast en route to Auckland. Food was okay, although no real breakfast menu as such, but overpriced for what it was and the location. (In fact it was more expensive than some of the top rated cafes in Auckland we then visited.) It's...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hate leaving negative reviews but I'm really disappointed about our family lunch yesterday. we were travelling through with small children and wanted to get back on the road. It's a lovely atmosphere, nice cafe, counter food looks fantastic. But the food was expensive and...More

1  Thank artemisia405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positive: nice colourful cabinet food, lovely decor and courtyard, and very interesting selection of giftware Negative: price are high for what you get, some food was stored over the cabinet partially covered by a net and it looked unsafe, table was very sticky. The biggest...More

1  Thank sandprintfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to make an 8pm reservation but were unable as the kitchen was closing. Told apologetically but was disappointing

Thank MicMcMic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passing thro Taihape, I never expected to find such an unique cafe with a huge selection of delectable food in the cabinet. Hmmm made my mouth water. I opted for the roast vege salad warmed and it was yummy. Definitely worth a visit if you...More

Thank Sheryle G
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I have visited this cafe sea real times over the years on my way through Taihape. I have always found it very enjoyable, delicious food and very good service, will certainly be visiting again.

Thank Greybeard2016
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Arrived in Taihape just before lunch and wanted a nice place, warm and friendly with nice food. The staff were very friendly and the service was great. We both had lambs fry and bacon. Nice touch with the sweet sauce. Bit too much bread but...More

Thank Graham P
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have just had an early dinner at Le Cafe. What a delightful find in an unexpected location! Cosy and warm with gas heaters and a knee rug available if needed! The staff were attentive and pleasant. We split the seafood chowder...More

Thank Carolyn L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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
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With a french influence, le cafe telephonique offers a modern range of delicious food for the traveller.
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