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Cafe de la Gare

PK 00 | Gare de Soarano, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
+261 20 22 611 12
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Ranked #13 of 117 restaurants in Antananarivo
Price range: $5 - $15
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Paris, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

fist, the location,in the old train station at walking distance from the sightseings in Antananarivo. you can choose the veranda, the bar/restaurant and the garden, but the place fill in quickly. the food is good, especially the zebu ( tartare or steak) and the duck ( maigret ou parmentier). for a quicky the burgers (with the costumary pint of THB)... More

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UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Good place to stop for lunch whilst exploring Tana. Great menu with lots of options (burgers are very good). Very easy to walk to here from the hotels in the centre of Tana. Nice setting (from sitting at bar or nice tables overlooking the garden), but as previous reviewer mentioned, smoking is permitted, which is a turn off when eating!,

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Cape Town
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123 reviews 123 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It seemed odd to go to the railway station to find a good restaurant, but that's what it was. We had sandwiches and burgers, but the coffee was the best. There's a nice outdoor area if the weather's good. The only downside is they allow smoking inside the restaurant. Not cool.

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Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

really nice relaxing enviroment, food is good and well priced, also the night club is well worth a visit after hours.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

When we need to get out of the heat and hustle & bustle of Tana city centre, head for Cafe de la Gare! In the beautiful old train station and with a garden for outdoor seating, this please offers great food and wonderful location. The selection of homemade ice cream is a must!

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Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Beautiful French Brasserie like restaurant in the train station -very chic - great classic food with some local flavour.

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very good location, good restaurant for all the occasion... lunch, dinner, friend, business, wife, lover, children.. very nice garden and startegic position in down town.. Wi-Fi working well, very good security if you have the car or moto.. Staff medium level but ok in any case.. Only negative aspect, is always the same menu.. and the dessert is poor, first... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Lovely setting, great food and good prices. Food that you can trust wont make you ill. And that's got to be a bonus in Madagascar! :)

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Zagreb, Croatia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The restaurant looks great. It's easy to find because it's on main railway station. The menu is mostly french, the food is tasty. Would recommend combination of chocolate mousse and brownies for desert. There is also a night club above the restaurant. Service is very good and the best thing about this restaurant is free of charge transfer from hotel... More

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Walkern, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Had a lunch here before visiting Madarail's depot and a short trip on one of the last running Micheline railcars in the world. The fair is quite Franco-American in style, I had a burger and was not disappointed. The restaurant itself is quite colonial in style, very much a home from home feel. Food and service pretty good. Shame no... More

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