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Hobnail Cafe Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0005
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Stroudsburg, PA
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably priced place to get a good portioned breakfast and or lunch before heading out on an outdoor excursion

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Thank mariannek18360
Blenheim, New Zealand
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service Beautiful fresh looking cabinet food - Couldn't resist an extra side salad Friendly staff And sunny outside courtyard

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Thank Leeanne65
Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Husband & I had 2 of their paninis for lunch - meat lovers & mushroom/chutney/bacon/cheese - they were very tasty. Served promptly & managing the difficult trick of having totally melted, oozy cheese, but not being at nuclear levels of hotness when you bite in. Good value.

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Thank HeidiAussie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to eat, a little pricey for what it is but then this is a tourist town! Food was very nice and the staff were friendly. Free wi-fi. Good coffee, but small cups. Plenty of seating both inside and out. This cafe is in the same building as the tourist gift shop and tours so expect it to be... More 

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Thank Justwant2say
auckland
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw good reviews so thought we would try this for breakfast. Look it was all adequate but I think maybe the reviews are comparing it with other poor offerings? The poached eggs on both eggs benedict dishes were hard (a definite no!), the other 2 lots of scrambled eggs were not great, the hash brown comes from a box and... More 

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Thank mares71
Auckland, New Zealand
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255 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Stopped by for a quick snack....GR8 choice of fresh food in the glass cabinet and really good service. Anyone visiting FOX Glacier must experience this Café. Overall--7/10

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Thank arby235
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Pleasantly surprised with the food. A good hearty breakfast and the service was great. Recommend the Bubble and Squeak. Would go back again for breakfast.

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Thank justrubyyy13
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We were not expecting much from cafés and restaurants in the area due to the lack of choice, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and we truely enjoyed our breakfast in the Hobnail Café.

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Thank LaurC31
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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223 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had lunch here while waiting for our heli hike. good food and not too expensive. would recommend especially if waiting for one ride

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Thank sanjoy
Wales
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395 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We stopped here for breakfast. I had bubble and squeak with mine which was excellent. The service was very good and the surrounding were lovely. I would definitely stop here again

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Thank filligirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
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
Description
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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