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“What a lovely cafe in Taihape - Recommended place to stop for a meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Cafe Telephonique

Le Cafe Telephonique
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Taihape
Price range: $13 - $24
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: With a french influence, le cafe telephonique offers a modern range of delicious food for the traveller.
Rotorua, New Zealand
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701 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“What a lovely cafe in Taihape - Recommended place to stop for a meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I stopped for a meal here while passing through Taihape last week. What a pleasant surprise. Lovely café with the sun pouring in, great on a winters day. Very friendly staff and lovely set out café. Blankets on the backs of chairs, good variety of sizes of tables to sit at. And the food was great too. My husband had the pancakes and it was a good sized meal that looked great! I had salads which were also very good. And very generous servings. Nice to see salads that aren't just the "norm" a bit different and colourful. We would definitely eat here again when passing thru.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A quick coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had super coffee's here, on our way back down having stayed in Taihape Friday night, this cafe was busy at 3pm on a sunday afternoon, the food all looked great and everyone seemed happy.
The staff were friendly. The coffee's were great

Visited June 2014
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Thank Kate T
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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Poor service and tasteless food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Had been here before about a year ago and remembered good service and tasty food. However, was very disappointed with the service and food this time round. We were made to wait as the service person chatted away to some other people for about 5 minutes. I ordered the chicken stack which was tasteless with only 2 small pieces of chicken. I cant remember what my partner had but he also commented that it was bland and tasteless. Will not be going back again.

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Cambridge, null, New Zealand
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Simply the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Brilliant service, amazing selection of food, great presentation, loved the atmosphere, simply superb.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lyn A
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Overall experience disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice quiet relaxing environment (5/5) however overall a disappointing experience.

Food service 1/5. Was incredibly slow and coffee was finished at least 10mins before food served.

Food 3/5. Ordered eggs benny and the amount of sauce overpowered the whole meal. So much so I only managed to eat half.

Coffee1/5. Not the best I've had. I like a good hot cup of coffee and it was burnt and lukewarm

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1 Thank Vicki-Lee T
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