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Cafe de la Gare

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PK 00 | Gare de Soarano, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
+261 20 22 611 12
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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overpriced and Rubbish

Let me start by saying this place definitely has atmosphere and well decorated. When you walk in you are transported to Europe or North America -- for that alone it was a nice respite from the poverty outside. The restaurant is located downtown next to the railway station, now dormant. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
AliciaPhxtoHK
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Let me start by saying this place definitely has atmosphere and well decorated. When you walk in you are transported to Europe or North America -- for that alone it was a nice respite from the poverty outside. The restaurant is located downtown next to the railway station, now dormant. The restrooms are located out back, in old an train... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was average french cuisine, there are better places in Tana. Good drinks! A neat atmosphere in the old train station, nice outside seating.

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Antananarivo ( Tana) on the 24th and stayed in the hotel near the airport. We were hoping to get to the city centre to have a nice dinner, so we booked a table in Cafe de la Gare (Train Station). The traffic was not too bad and it took us only 30 mins to get to downtown.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I invited few relatives to go to this place which is very famous and has a nice location in the heart of the city. I have to admit that it's probably the most beautiful restaurant in antananarivo. However, the service is a bit poor and slow for this standing. The menu is not impressive and especially compared to other places... More 

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Lyon, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I always very much to stop in le Café de la Gare. The place is really amazing and quite, and you feel in the middle of nowhere. The food is also very broad ans always excellent, and the service is top level. You have to stop there any time. The Brunch on sundays are also great.

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Milan, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Prezzi come in Europa. Particolare: una vecchia carrozza adibita a toilette. Price like Europe. Look the toilet inside an old car of the train.

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bath
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

very busy with tourists and travellers, not a local in sight! We were there at lunchtime so appreciably it was a busy time, but the service was very slow and my food was undercooked. Nice looking building. The toilets in old train carriages were a different experience although the amount of mozzies in residence would make it one to avoid... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As the title notes, this is a place to see and be seen, or so I've been told by a well-informed local. Having eaten there twice for dinner, I observed it as a place regularly frequented by expats. The restaurant is worth visiting for the ambiance, with tasteful and trendy decor and located by an old train station. The food... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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307 reviews 307 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had lunch here on a Sunday and the food and service were great. We felt very comfortable eating here. The menu has a wide selection of food. I had pasta and my wife had the vegie lasagna. The restaurant is in the old train station and the bathrooms are in an old railway car. There are some other interesting... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were very impressed with the food and service. Based in what looks like a railway station with the toilets in an old railway carriage. It was my first Earl Grey Tea after two weeks and was very refreshing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PK 00 | Gare de Soarano, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antananarivo Province  >  Antananarivo
  • Phone Number: +261 20 22 611 12

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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