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“A gem of a cafe!”

Le Cafe Telephonique
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Taihape
Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: With a french influence, le cafe telephonique offers a modern range of delicious food for the traveller.
Reviewed February 14, 2013

An unexpected delight of a cafe in the small town of Taihape. We came across it when travelling from Tarangi to Wellington. It serves an imaginative selection of coffees and teas and some really tasty and unusual home made food. We had a brekky bun which was vastly superior to most with a delicious dressing in the bun and another on the salad garnish. Best of all was the value for money - we'd bought some hats at a nearby shop where they gave us a voucher for the cafe so for a little over £5 we had a tasty snack lunch and 2 drinks. Toilets also very nice and clean which is important on a long journey!

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Thank Retire2venture
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Whether we're heading north or south we always stop at this cafe. Would have no idea how many Caramel Oat slices we have consumed - as whatever else we have - finishing with these slices is part of our ritual. Fran is a great hostess with cheerful, helpful staff - good range of food - cabinet + light meals + and the full dinner menu. Excellent coffee. An interesting range of foodstuff (sauces, chocolates etc) available to purchase as well - we have even purchased glassware. Our last visit was on a statutory holiday - we were not impressed with the 20% surcharge - but will go back.

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Thank John S
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I've stopped at Telephonique many times when passing through Taihape. I've stopped at all times of the day and night and regardless of who is running the place the service is always good. It is a my cafe of choice driving either north or south where you get good service, good selection of counter food, the menu is good and the coffee is very good.

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Thank Toulouse045
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

arrived at 10.15pm at night and thought would be no way I would get a meal at that hour
No I was offered a limited menu l , which I had the fish of the Day , small serving but perfectly adequate for that time of night and the price
Good wine selection by the glass
Nice decor
Staff very obliging and I assume the owner was on the floor attending to customers queries, very pleasant in her manner
Great selection in Deli cabinet as well , plus lots of sweet treats
Good ILLY coffee
Well worth a stop just on a side street

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Thank johntoddl
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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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