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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%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 John S
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Cosy, warm & friendly. Middle of winter basking in warm sunshine.We had lambs fry, steak quiche, custard square Absolutely magnificent

Thank Vivienne G
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The meal was faultless. Great service everything was just beautiful. The only complaint I had after everyone had paid was that I was told that they charged a $12.00 fee for us bringing our own cake. Now really for the amount of money everyone paid...More

Thank jbalbie
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This is our new stop of choice on our road trips. We stopped here for lunch and saw some lovely dishes served. Soups, burgers and brunch dishes. The coffee was good too. Parking outside.

Thank Nedbedrock
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Always stop at this cafe on the way past in the car or on the motorbike. The best coffee and a nice selection of reasonably priced food.

Thank paulmhd6
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

An excellent, well priced cafe with friendly, efficient service. I have stopped here regularly for a number of years and have never been disappointed. This last visit was so good I just have to leave this review. Excellent coffee and excellent food with a decent...More

Thank gcb100
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We were not impressed with this cafe after hearing rave reviews. Sticky tables,food was not fresh and not warm enough. Very disappointed.

Thank K1w1shopper
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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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