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Hobnail Cafe

Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0005
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good50%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (33 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this cafe twice and girl remembered us - lovely food nice service and very welcome logburner - thank you would highly recommend

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a party of very pleasant.5 to the Hobnail Cafe for Breakfast, Everyone had a nice meal. All the meals were very filling and in good portion sizes, All over a great visit, It can get busy but the morning we were there it...More

Thank Robert Charles I
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Two words: lamb burger. Medium rare (as it should be), juicy, tender. On a soft bun with lettuce and tomato. Served with waffle-cut chips. Yum! After a morning on the glacier, you will have a big appetite; ease your hunger at Hobnail Cafe. You will...More

2  Thank CJ G
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Would have been 3 stars had I not had an incredible soy latte. The soy cappuccino was also Awesome, very good barista skills. The fries however looked time they were bought in the frozen section across the road...

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We had breakfast here before our Heli hike to the Fox Glacier. I ordered the French toast with berries and maple syrup which I didn't enjoy and my husband had bacon and scrambled eggs which he said was average. We then had lunch here after...More

Thank Benaroon
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice coffee and good service really enjoyed. Cafe is located across helicopter people with whom we had enjoyable ride. Very good service

Thank aurel00
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Food is very good! Staff are lovely, great quick service. Work on better wifi! 4 different devices could not connect well or wifi went off after a couple of minutes! Otherwise great!

Thank jane249
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in this afternoon for a coffee and snacks. They were just fine. But what was gobsmackingly outstanding was the service from the woman at the counter when we asked for the internet password... she immediately gave us two (without asking, as there were two...More

Thank Patagonia66
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We ate here on several occasions during our stay in Fox Glacier. The food was okay. We found the building was cold.

Thank YLisette
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Stopped here for lunch after our Glacier helicopter ride. Good seating outside and inside. Good service and facilities.

Thank Rameshlcfc
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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
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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