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Cafe de la Gare

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00 Pk | Gare de Soarano, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
+261 20 22 611 12
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe de la Gare has a lot to offer. It has character (high ceilings, French colonial architecture) a very extensive bistro menu, high standards of service and hygiene and an excellent location. Our local guides were convinced that this was the best spot for lunch and so it proved....we ate here three times during our stay. Zebu steaks, prawns, ice... More 

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Thank chrismcl
Purley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be my favourite restaurant in Tana but it then underwent a change of management who decided to more than double the price of the wine they serve..... So, if you are a wine drinker - Beware ! Drink your wine before visiting.... A good selection of food and a nice ambience with live piano music most evenings...... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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221 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been eating at Cafe de la Gare for the last 9 years, every time we were in Tana. The ambiance is pretty nice, and service is excellent. The menu is a nice mixture of mostly French cuisine and local specialties (there are also burgers, in case some tourist wants one....). Food quality has been maintained or even improved... More 

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Thank Raiber
Kampala, Uganda
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good place for dining. Enjoyed the ambiance. Food is delicious especially sea food. Staff were friendly.

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Thank TerrificTina85
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I think it is my fifth or sixth time to go to this restaurant. Normally i go to this restaurant because they have a lot of parking space and they have nice environment. But this time, i found that the food is better than before. Also the service is excellent, just after i took my camera from my bag, the... More 

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Romanel, Switzerland
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100 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The cafe de la gare is a place we went several times on our arrival in Tana and then when we came back before leaving the island. There is a good choice of dishes and the service is good. However, it caters mainly to tourists so they serve the usual burgers and international bland cuisine as well as some slightly... More 

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Thank Titch-the-Witch
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Placed in the old station this restaurant offers a lovely unique setting for a good sized menu. The salads and safe for travellers although the meat dishes are a bit of a let down. The setting is really the highlight, with toilets in an old carriage and the rumble of trains coming and going. Definitely worth a stop by although... More 

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Thank EnglishTripHead
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This ha to bee one of the better place in Antananarivo. High level of service, good atmosphere and the food was excellent in taste and quality.

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Thank Erik B
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

God service, but it's a bit too much like a bar in England. If you are looking for a pub like England then go for it. The train tracks at the back are interesting to have a look at.

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Thank Anna W
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I went there twice because I love the place. It's your typical cafe from last century with the wooden benches and warm atmosphere. The service is friendly and decent, the food is good and reasonably priced. One of the most positive aspects is that there are many locals and not too many tourists. The toilets are very original: in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
French, African, Bar, Cafe, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 00 Pk | 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?