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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
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 22
    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
Enjoyable place for light lunch

A very pleasant place to have a light lunch, great decor, friendly staff and good choice of meals (or buffet if you prefer) - we enjoyed it entirely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Otto P
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Maputo, Mozambique
Good for:
  • Romantic
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We came here in the afternoon just for a coffee. The decor is reminiscent of the train station that it's located in. Even the bathroom is an old caboose! Service was great, coffee as expected, and super cool atmosphere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The place is wonderfully decorated. I enjoyed the atmosphere and professionalism of their staff. Perfect and historical location. Well placed and located.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A very pleasant place to have a light lunch, great decor, friendly staff and good choice of meals (or buffet if you prefer) - we enjoyed it entirely.

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Ellensburg, WA
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Like the atmosphere of the place. They have done a good job making a nice restaurant out of this part of the the old train station. Waiter was good, engaging and multilingual. It was before the busy time, so service was not to slow. I like to talk up places, but if you do go here, do not order the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Additional Information about Cafe de la Gare

Address: PK 00 | Gare de Soarano, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
Phone Number: +261 20 22 611 12
Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antananarivo Province  >  Antananarivo
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15

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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
  • Price Range: $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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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