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Cafe de la Gare

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00 Pk | Gare de Soarano, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
+261 20 22 611 12
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to make a break far from the busy surroundings, eat nice food and well presented this the place. You can eat inside or outside with sun or in the shade of big umbrellas. Restrooms are in a old wagon.

Thank Bernard C
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Happy Hour from 18:30 - Two drinks for 6,000 Ariary. This restaurant is a popular destination for tourists, ex-pats and the wealthy alike. However the atmosphere is charming - and the garden area is superb. Make sure to use la Toilette, for it's a converted station-wagon and subsequently intriguing. A must see whilst in Tana!

Thank JONO5K1
The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected surprise, like being in Paris until the food arrives: then you know that this place floats on appearances only. Go here for a beer or coffee, not for lunch or dinner. There are better places around to eat.

Thank Henk J
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is on a very nice location and has a friendly atmosphere. The food is good though not the best if you want to eat local/ traditional, but the cafe is a nice place for brunch or dinner if you want to relax a bit in a very friendly atmosphere and are up for eating something less local. The... More 

Thank linda08020
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Had lunch here. A hamburger with fries and some meat samosas. Both were quite good. Not fantastic and the burger and fries were 15000 Ar, the samosas (5) 8000 Ar.

Thank Aaron G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Great location in the old railway station alongside some interesting tourist shops. Cafe de la Gare offers reliably edible French and American cuisine. Quality is consistent with most other similarly priced establishments and service is usually speedier than most. That said the menu certainly does lack some excitement and the prices are the same as some higher quality places in... More 

Thank Matthew James S
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

When i saw this restaurant when going at the telma shop in the train station, i figured it wouldn't be any good as train station food is usually quite bad worldwide. The same night, this restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel so we went and it was so great. The quality of the food, the service, the setting...everything... More 

Thank Atout V
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Love the setting and layout of this restaurant, in a garden and in a part of the original splendid city Railway Station which has been restored to former glory. The décor and seating is retro, slightly quirky, and very appealing. It offers a very extensive menu, from simpler variations on burgers/frites to the full three courses, with a mass of... More 

Thank Diana L
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

It is a lovely place and the menu looked interesting. I just had coffee which was not great. It is a nicely re-habbed building next to the also nicely restored old train station. The toilets are in a very ancient train wagon that is parked on the old platform. The train station has a few pricey but nice little shops

Thank Lucipara
Raleigh , NSW
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Great place! When in Antananarivo this cafe is A Must see !!! full of charm and character, lots of expats to meet .Great selection of foreign and Madagascan food .ps check out the toilets

Thank Marcelle C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
French, Bar, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 00 Pk | Gare de Soarano, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antananarivo Province  >  Antananarivo
  • Phone Number: +261 20 22 611 12

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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