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Le Cafe Telephonique

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 0599
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 368 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rude service after they forgot to bring out food, we had to ask again for it, and some of food was inedible.

Thank LizH2704
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for brunch on the way from Taupo to Wellington. The service was excellent - friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and easily changed the Paleo breakfast into vegan for me. Dad had the cafe stack and declared it very good and plentiful... he couldn’t...More

1  Thank sharon3105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coffee was excellent. I had two onion bijis and one of them was gluggy. Otherwise it was an interesting place.

Thank Hawean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely country cafe in the heart of Taihape. The food is delicious but you are paying town prices. The coffee is nice and the staff were happy to serve you.

Thank Harebol
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite while on a road trip to Wellington. The gluten free range was fantastic, which when travelling with my sister in law who is gluten free was a bonus. We could all have lunch together. I had the pumpkin and feta...More

1  Thank Charlotte A
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Nice little place, overlooking memorial and cherry blossom trees. Wanted to grab a quick coffee. I would say don’t buy the coffee, super over extracted and burnt. Even with sugar still tasted horrible. The place is nice though, and all the other food offerings were...More

Thank thekiwiphd
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Travelling back from Wellington to Hamilton, we decided to stop in Taihape for the night. As it was already 6:30pm when we checked into the motel, we weren’t sure we’d find any non-takeaway fare. What a fantastic surprise to come across this quaint little place...More

Thank Cup1993
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Travelling from Whakatane to Wellington frequently we often stop by at Cafe Telephonique because of its friendly staff, good coffee and the lovely fresh food offered. Staff seems to genuinely be interested and happy to see you and the food from the cabinet never disappoints....More

Thank 8623PaulineS
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Hey guys, eye fillet steak does not have lumps of fat in it. You could have addressed it when we paid the bill but no, we were charged full price. Your marketing needs to tell diners what it is and this was blatantly incorrect product...More

Thank Morrinsvillekiwis
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Glad to have lunch here again. Smoked chicken and cranberry quiche from the cabinet was perfect. Nice strong coffee. Warm and welcoming as always.

Thank 808JohnS808
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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