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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“duck” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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 356 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This was a delightful discovery on a long journey down SH1. It's not simply a cafe but also a mini market with sauces, vinaigrettes and all kinds of specialties to delight anyone interested in cooking. We came for a relatively late lunch and thankfully they...More

Thank Erasmus16
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We have eaten here five or six times now. It is always very nice we really like the French theme they aspire too. And the owners and staf are very friendly. We have had both dinner and breakfast and can recommend both.

Thank Wanaklions
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Traveling down the north Island, we were very happy we found this place. Very fast service and they were almost full. Loved the warm homely feel of the place and a good selection of food and drinks. The energising smoothly was great and burgers are...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Ordered triple shot to go, with muffin. The coffee weak, and muffin dry. Nice service with smile and lovely decor.

Thank Jaki C
Reviewed 21 April 2018 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 17 April 2018 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 kinleyx
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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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