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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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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 49
    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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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Maputo, Mozambique
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9 reviews 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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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bath
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?