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Le Cafe Telephonique

) #2 of 9 Restaurants in Taihape $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 0599
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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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 4 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 17 July 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
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious brunch stop at Le Cafe. Nice halfway point between Hamilton and Wellington. Delicious food and friendly service! Cute blankets and heaters provided on a cold day!

Thank Erena B
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Little gem of a stop-off between Taupo and Wellington. Great decaf flat white; good and hot. Delightful blueberry friand served with yoghurt.

Thank bigsalExeter_Devon
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We have stopped her many time for lunch and it's always buzzing. Ideally located for a stop before (or just after) the long, bare stretch of the desert road, it's a beacon of civilisation for the traveler. Recently, we stopped for dinner after travelling down...More

Thank CORUM68
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Nice warm and comfortable atmosphere . Food was delicious even though menu was a little restricted due to the normal chef having a night off- food was still up to the normal great standard .

Thank shayles2017
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great service, lovely range of mains and we were really well looked after.We were dining with an eight month old and staff were very considerate at all times... moving heaters etc.Good range of beverages to suit all .. very pleased with our choice.. would like...More

Thank streamlands2016
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank AucklandPiwis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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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