La Cantine du Torchon
- Tue – Wed: 5pm – late
- Thu – Fri: 11:30am – late
- Sat – Sun: 5pm – late
- Business Dining
- Private Dining Room
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Seating for: 50
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Ponsonby’s cafe for lovers of all things French!
La Cantine du Torchon is located at the ‘Three Lamps’ end of Ponsonby Rd.
It was opened on 9 December 2009, by the wonderfully talented owners of both ‘Pastis’, and ‘Torchon French Creperie & Cafe’ in Auckland City.
8 Reviews for La Cantine du Torchon
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we’ll definitely be back. highly recommended
We were there for over 2 and a half hours and got fed up waiting for our dessert, had totally lost interest and so decided to pay up and leave. A $50 set menu and they would only deduct $5 for the missed dessert.
In summary, spent most of our time there famished, food was average (basically fish and boiled rice) and service indifferent.
a huge disappointment.
Nice couple who were doing the singing though.
If you come to Auckland a visit the la cantine is the highlight. Lorrence and Claude are phantastic hosts.
I just wish they’d return to opening during the day every day. Lately, when I’ve been the cafe is pretty deserted and it just has lost it’s appeal for me. Disappointing.
The food was delicious, ( i am craving to return) and authentic. The service was warm and friendly and everyone spoke French and English.The atmosphere was vibrant and casual. It is one of my favourite places for genuine French cuisine.I really recommend you go there.
Anyway, I’ve been to la cantine du torchon a couple of times for lunch. It’s a small but nice place. I liked that the waiters were French (and the chef seemed to be too, but cant guarantee that). Being French myself, there’s nothing that upsets me more than “French restaurants” where no-one is French/speaks French.
Nice place if you want a quick lunch, I don’t know about diner. It’s more crepe style than anything else, and if you want to impress your partner, I’d recommend Pastis instead, but overall it’s a nice place to go.
(If you want to go there for the 14th July or another important day for the French, maybe call them a few days before, not minutes before!!!!)