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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
09:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice spot away from the chaos of Tana. Service was frustratingly slow and the food was rather average.

Thank Christine D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is really lovely, great atmosphere, in a beautiful building with lovely interior. I was really looking forward to having a great feast there. Unfortunately, having had great experiences at other restaurants in the city, I found the food rather underwhelming. The foie gras poêlé was a tad undercooked. The gratin de crabe was overly oily and I bit... More 

Thank WanderlustValery
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really great lunch. Nice easy venue with good atmosphere. Puddings particularly good - chocolate soufflé was great.

Thank felicitywotherington
Madrid, Spain
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

An old railroad station converted to a restaurant. The toilets feel like you are in the train. The place has very good food and drinks. They have a daily happy hour, I think it was 2 for 1 drinks so go try the mojito or caipirinha. They were both good. The restaurant area was very clean and elegant. It seemed... More 

Thank niki_traveling
La Coruna, Spain
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We went there after walking a few hours visiting Tana. The garden is so nice and relaxing that you never want to leave! It seems that you are somewhere else. Food is very nice, service very good. More expensive that majority of places in Tana but it is worthy. The place is like and old train (toilets are in a... More 

Thank IoFm
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

For the price this was a good restaurant. The service was excellent and the location affords a nice respite fro the heat of the day and the traffic and vibe of Tana.

Thank Gavin0330
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

nice food , good Environment , city center , Tana railway station , very safe area of the city ,good place to be if you are in tana

Thank ALI189852
Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a coffee and walking all afternoon. A quiet and relaxing place, perfect after all the dust, noise, touts, and heat of touring Tana on foot.

Thank Morgan H
Munich, Germany
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Guess the title says it all. Can also confirm what the author of the post two days ago wrote: Food very good, location cozy, service very African style (i.e., slow). I like the fact that it has both the cozy inside places with the leather and the train parts and the nice sun terrace outside. It is very expensive for... More 

Thank 1Munich_Traveler
Brussels, Belgium
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Interesting spot to take a drink as far as it's located next to the old and closed train station, which turned to be a business place with a few shops and a bar. Service is not very rapid, they do it in an African way there.

Thank skanestukas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
French, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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?