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Hobnail Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0005
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good53%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“french toast” (6 reviews)
“panini” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

We ate here before going on the Heli Hike. The burger and lasagne were really good and the service was quick and very reasonably priced. As well as seating inside there are also some seats and tables outside to enjoy the view. We would definitely...More

Thank EandR22
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Breakfast is good, Staff helpful and serves you with a smile. Good Coffee to start the day. Seating arrangement very near to where you can book your heli rides and hiking trips.

Thank VVJ_1102
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

I've visited here a couple of times now, and it's been great! They have really good chai, and pastries, and the all day breakfast menu is lengthy, as well as not being too expensive either. Always a plus. Staff are very personable, and the food...More

Thank GoosefaceKillah
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely food - very well priced. Nice and fast service. Poor coffee though. Good coffee would have helped to achieve 4.5 stars.

Thank SamNZArora
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We had breakfast at this café one morning. It was well presented, food was good and the right portion. Coffee was good.

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 12 December 2015

A great place to fuel up for you Heli Hike Tour before you leave. We stopped in to have a coffee and muffin before heading up onto Fox Glacier on our Heli Hike Adventure. It was great coffee and a beautiful muffin to start our...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

We went here as they had the cheapest lunch options. The food was delicious & fast. The lasagne could have been heated a little longer but was still good value.

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The staff are friendly and efficient but the coffee and muffin was the best on the mountain. The prices are on par with what is on offer.

1  Thank Jacquie H
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff and the place was clean. The food we had was a standard fry up but they didn't skimp on portions, a proper amount of beans for once! Luckily our heli tour operator front desk was in the same room as where we ate....More

1  Thank Anand_Hari
Reviewed 14 November 2015

The staff were under pressure when we visited but they still managed to get us served cheerfully and with good food and coffee. The food and coffee took a while but was worth the wait.

Thank SouthernHunting
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Fox Glacier
  • Phone Number: +64 3-751 0005
Our friendly and helpful staff will tempt you with the delicious breakfast or lunch menus. Our scrumptious homemade baking is made fresh on the premises everyday, and the delicatessen style food is perfect for a casual lunch, or food on the run. Meals can be made to order if you need to take away, or if you have a little more time to savour the flavour, enjoy in our cosy café either inside, or outside and lap up the sun. We are licensed too, so enjoy a beer or a glass of wine at the café with your meal. We also offer vegetarian meal options if you prefer. Groups are most welcome but advance notice is appreciated. Wifi is available with any Hobnail Cafe purchase, so if you want to catch up on messages and emails or upload photos from your Fox Glacier experience, then this is the perfect opportunity. The Hobnail Café is open from 7.30am daily.
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