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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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“salad” (22 reviews)
“duck” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Huia Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Le Cafe Telephonique is one of my favourite places in Taihape. The food matches the very best French restaurant in Auckland and even France. But the prices are much lower. The steak was amazing and the crepes suzette topped it off deliciously. Not to be...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the old telephone exchange with simple furnishings, the food offering is excellent. Usually busy. Good vegetarian choices and the 'duck confit' compares well with restaurants in France! Also offers excellent take out counter. Well worth a special stop.

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a family for dinner on the way south, after stopping for lunch on the way north a couple of weeks ago. On both occasions, the food was amazing, the service great and the prices reasonable. This is now our “go...More

Thank swannanoagirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always love calling in here, not only does the cafe have a great range of food and drinks, but the service is prompt and the toilets are always clean. There is a gorgeous courtyard too. Lovely atmosphere. The only problem is that if it’s between...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the BBB Burger, thinking they would be the same burgers we were seeing being served when we ordered. However, what we got was chewy pulled beef and cheese served in a rock hard toasted bagel. It was the strangest tasting and looking beef...More

Thank KenM20142014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in while staying in Taihape for dinner. I had the duck and my husband the beef. Both meals were beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The staff understood gluten free and all the mains were or could be. They were really busy (staff had called...More

Thank Fennz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a quick stop heading South and saw this cafe first. Although there was a queue to order they were efficient and we found a table amongst an olive grove outside at the rear sheltered from the wind. Food and drink came quickly and was...More

Thank SafeAs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the place being packed with people travelling for the Christmas holidays, the staff were very organized and on to it. At the counter, food was being prepared alongside the taking of orders for food from the kitchen. Coffee arrived promptly with our toasted roll...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

A random stop on our way to the South, but a nice surprise. Good coffee and a huge selection of lunch dishes and smaller bites. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a very pleasant dining experience. We chose meals from ‘light menu’ and thoroughly enjoyed our orders. Seriously good food, well presented, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank dale481
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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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