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Le Cafe Telephonique

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 0599
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

We were delighted that this café was open for dinner, as we expected that it would only do lunches. We weren't disappointed .....the menu was interesting, with lots of choice. The scallop and pork belly entrée was very yummy. Eye fillet with delicious sauces was...More

Thank 559EllenW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the wonderful Coachman Motel who recommended Le Cafe Telephonique and we were not disappointed. The service was slow with only one person waiting on and only 3 tables full but that was a minor annoyance. The cabinet food looked amazing but we...More

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late breakfast, crepes were uninspiring and served with popcorn!!! The grilled banana and a few pecans were the only saving grace. The blueberry and white chocolate muffin was lacking in both blueberries and chocolate and the remaining sponge was bland and tasteless. It's not often...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just enjoyed a delicious, beautifully prepared meal of fresh ingredients, creative presentation and really well-made evening meal. My eye fillet was cooked exactly how I like it - on the blue side of rare - tender, great colour and soo tasty. My husband - a...More

Thank BBercic
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Came here for a meal on our journey home. The staff are efficient and on to it.They have a fantastic range of counter food to choose from. All very healthy. They also cater for food allergies. The food we ordered came quickly and was very...More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Our usual stopping place in Taihape was given a miss this trip and we were not disappointed. Le Cafe Telephonique provided a top range of menu choices and the staff were friendly and very helpful. This cafe will certainly be our stopping place of choice...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My son's pulled pork burger was his favorite burger of our trip...he ate 6 over 6 days. It was bloody tasty alright. My wife's Vegetable lasagna was alright but needed more heating. My bacon baguette was a tasty treat. The chef was working hard to...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 14 September 2017 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 11 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

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