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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Ambience excellent Had a large group dinner here Food wonderful Classy and helpful staff Spoke english

Thank Lastplaceintheworld
Sydney, Australia
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166 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Driving past it looked interesting and my driver said it was popular. It has been well set up with an interesting funky renovation of the old station but with such mixed reviews I was not sure what to expect. The service was prompt so I was optimistic. I wasn't that hungry so ordered a croque monsieur.....TOTALLY INEDIBLE.....soggy white plastic bread,... More 

Thank SylviaScaglia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Highly overrated. Third visit and disappointed every time. They enjoy a lot of expats and trendy locals but service is poor and food is not brilliant at all. What you see and what you get. Worst Osso Bucco ...

Thank Jonid D

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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, European, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, 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: PK 00 | 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?