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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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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat in the evening if you stop over for the night in Taihape. Nice surroundings, pleasant staff and great food.

Thank Alec W
Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and the food was amazing. We had dinner here after a day of exploring. The steak was perfection, the burger was delicious and the creme brulee amazing. While looking at the brunch menu while paying we decided to go back the next morning, also great means and good coffee.

Thank liftmeupletmefall
Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All we wanted was a thirst quenching beer in pleasant surroundings and the pub really wasn't going to do that for us. While looking in a fishing gear place we were directed to Le Cafe and hey, with good food who stops at just a beer. We hadn't had breakfast, it was 11.30am and we got what we wanted (our... More 

Thank kingsley8890
San Francisco, California, USA
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451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Le Cafe Telephonique is a nice place to stop on 1 when headed to Taupo from Welly. T'was nice to sit outside and have a frittata and a smoothie. The burger and fries coming out of the kitchen looked like a good choice too.

Thank HaljoHal
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always choose this cafe when travelling through Taihape. The food is always tempting and the coffee is great! Highly recommend

Thank CB1504
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner break half way between Rotorua and Wellington. The place was steady with patrons. Looks like it needs a bit of spring cleaning but tables clean and chairs comfortable. I had the pulled pork burger with apple slaw. The pork was great texture and generous size but not very tasty. The apple slaw was coleslaw with... More 

Thank Rosemary V
Taihape, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017 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 February 19, 2017

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
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 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 February 12, 2017

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

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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$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
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
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?