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“Excellent Food”

Le Cafe Telephonique
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Taihape
Price range: $13 - $23
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: With a french influence, le cafe telephonique offers a modern range of delicious food for the traveller.
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is an excellent choice for a stop in Taihape that we originally stumbled upon by accident - it is now the family favorite! The decor has a lovely warm French feel and there is seating both indoors and outside at the front of the cafe, and in a delightful little court yard out the back. The food is of a high quality and has always been fresh with plenty of choices, including good vegetarian options. The service from the staff has always been both friendly and polite. Also the all important question of restrooms - these are kept spotless.

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Thank harbar1
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stopped here on our drive back down south , needing to stop for lunch we arrived in Taihape and not knowing what eating places were in town I am glad we chose this one. As soon as we walked in and saw the fresh food in the display counter and the lovely French style decor we knew the chances were good! And we weren't wrong. We had a plate of a mix of 3 freshly made salads, juices, and a beautiful ruhbarb friand. All were perfect. The cafe is in the old Telephone Exchange building and the owners have played on the theme combined with a sublte French flair, and with a nice outdoor area as well it is a clean and tidy cafe to visit. Highly recommend it .

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Thank Amanda J
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

An ideal respite from the highway of life and traffic
A very pleasant stop on our journey, with a wide selection of food, and a nice Illy coffee.
And for those that wonder, y'ep rest rooms are sweet as

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Thank joe w
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

I had the bowl of asparagus soup and at first thought the $13 NZD price was high, but the quality of this soup was excellent and made up for it. There were greens on top, it was probably the best quality food I had during our trip in New Zealand. We also bought some raspberry tortes to take away. The town of Taihape is a great midway stop between Taupo and Wellington, a nice little town center of stores, this cafe is on the side street across from the city square and it once was an old telephone center. My only gripe would be the wait for the food seemed long, but that is probably what comes with food made with care. They have an indoor and outdoor eating area.

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Thank TracyL A
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

There's always innovative fresh cooked food in the cabinet and a good selection on the menu. We've never been disappointed. The staff are helpful and friendly. On our last visit the coffee was just OK but maybe we struck an off day. I can highly recommend Le Cafe - it's great!

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Thank josied1
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