We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About
With a french influence, le cafe telephonique offers a modern range of delicious food for the traveller.
PRICE RANGE
USD 12 - USD 22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (486)
Filter reviews
477 results
Traveller rating
218
161
39
35
24
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
218
161
39
35
24
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch seafood chowder lambs fry kumara mash chicken breast french toast poached eggs burger scones cabinet food le cafe small town quick coffee road trip take away great breakfast range
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd been here previously and it was a good experience, so decided to return over the weekend as we were traveling through. Nice range of food. Lovely sunny location. However none of the staff were wearing masks despite being being at orange level, dealing with...food and the public. This is a requirement to protect us all. It's not good enough to take it upon yourself to blatantly ignore this requirement. Poor compliance.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

Coffee was very good but we were disappointed with the treats we tried. The lemon square was confusing. No obvious lemon and just a sort of nondescript sweet caramel filling and the oaty caramel square was similarly unconvincing. Service was very good and ambience pleasant...enough.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Had Sunday brunch here when passing through. Main attraction was being able to take our dog with us to the outdoor dining area out back. Had best scrambled egg we've had in a long time. Highly recommended

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

On a road trip south this was a great place to stop for good and coffee. Congenial staff, good good choices and tasty coffee. What more could you ask for. Only a few metres off the Main Street there’s plenty of parking. Not my first...time here and surely not my last.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

On a rod trip from Auckland planned to overnight in Taihape and eat at Cafe Telephonique as it was #1 on TA. Web site says open 7 days 8 til late. This is Sunday 6pm. Totally shut. Understandable in these covid ravaged times. Unforgivable that...your web site is so badly wrong.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 20 February 2022

A superb small town establishment, with easy parking, and outdoor dining as well. It is a cafe, so counter service initially, which can be a tad slow when they are busy, but that is a good sign. Coffee is always consistently good, but the Corn...Fritter stack was the best I have ever had, the touch of spices in this brought out extra flavoursMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 16 February 2022 via mobile

Friendly, warm and welcoming team. Our meals were fresh, tasty and great portions. We definitely recommend visiting here and we will be back next time we are in the area.

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 31 January 2022

We stopped for a coffee and scone for a break but have had lunch passing through before. Coffee is good. The lunch previously was good. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is good and a fair price. Nice seating out back and a...few seats on the street out front.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 20 December 2021

Stopped by for a quick coffee. Offering non-vaxed service through the side window. Barista was quick to attend to me and super friendly. Her smile quite literally lifted my energy... I almost didn't even need the coffee hehe! Excellent, totally recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

Delicious food, efficient friendly service and really good coffee. A pleasant stop and busy cafe, well done to you all.

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?2  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Taihape Motel
136 reviews
.31 km away
Aspen Court Taihape
650 reviews
.74 km away
Safari Motel
80 reviews
.75 km away
Coachman Motel
75 reviews
.90 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Brown Sugar Cafe
361 reviews
.07 km away
Rustic Steak House
61 reviews
.60 km away
Soul Cafe
161 reviews
.17 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
RAFT∙KAYAK∙CAMP∙CAFE
53 reviews
14.68 km away
Whitecliffs Boulders
25 reviews
19.76 km away
River Valley Adventures
193 reviews
21.73 km away
National Army Museum
282 reviews
24.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Le Cafe Telephonique staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Le Cafe Telephonique

Yes, Le Cafe Telephonique offers takeaway services.

Le Cafe Telephonique is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5