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Le Cafe Telephonique

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$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
+64 6-388 0599
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“duck” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I stopped in Taihape for coffee and a bite to eat. We had a delicious bowl of soup with our coffee served a warm cosy place by an efficient and friendly staff.

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped on our way to Wellington for breakfast. The cafe is really lovely decorated, really cozy and warm. Seating is available inside and outside. As usual, various dishes for breakfast and lunch are available. We went for breakfast, chose the crepes, a yummy croissant...More

Thank k x
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a surprise to find such a lovely cafe in a seemingly sleepy little town. Great coffee and delicious cakes, and the savoury items looked very tempting too. I was sorry it was far too early for lunch and we had to be on our...More

Thank Nyonya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a coffee and cake on the way north. The coffee was excellent, and the service was good. The cafe was very popular, with a steady stream of customers.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough. Fantastic food and service. Great coffee too. Definitely will drive out of my way to come back. YUM

Thank Georgia U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food. Fast friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere.Le Cafe Telephonique certainly lives up to its local reputation as a great eatery.

2  Thank susan k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice food in a quirky decor but the service is a bit haphazard... Some young staff members seem to be lost in a daze, walking aimlessly, looking for a table to deliver the order they carry all around the premises.. Nothing that training and a...More

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We called in for dinner with two friends. The meals were fantastic, three of us had the steak meals one had the chicken. Everything was cooked exactly as we requested and the flavours were so good. Will definitely return when we are going South again.

Thank 939mum
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a late lunch on our way home only to find cafe quite full. However, we decided to stay as it is a lovely spot on a sunny day though we chose not to sit in either of the two outside seating areas....More

Thank silverthreads101
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is my destination stop for breakfast when I’m heading north. Excellent choice of food and always happy to adjust for someone with food allergies. Excellent again and great coffee too. Will be back!

Thank Mary C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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