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Hobnail Cafe Restaurant

Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0005
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • 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 24 May 2016

We had reserved the Fox Helihike and wanted to have a good breakfast prior to setting off on the trip. Had eggs and toast - the quality and quantity was adequate and it was value for money.

Thank Vs N
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Excellent coffee. The service is very good the staff is extremely friendly. The size of the portion are generous. I also note the local eat here. I did have a walk and had a look at the other coffee shops but the Hobnail Cafe look...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We agreed with the reviews by others that this is THE place in town to go for breakfast. Good variety of food, generous portions, & they're used to moving a lot of people through in the mornings before the different tour groups depart.

Thank 214seanj
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome scones and coffee. Loved the wArm vegetable salad. Friendly service. Fast service. Worth a visit. Park right at the door.

Thank AeroDDD
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Tasteless coffee & average toasted sandwich. Coffee would benefit from being served in smaller cups. Otherwise the food serving size is generousMore

Thank John S
Karen J, Manager at Hobnail Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

Hi John sorry to hear our coffee was not to your liking I wish you had told us so we could make it more to your taste. We do have 3 very different size cups and often with the large cups people ask for more...More

Reviewed 22 March 2016

Had 2 very good breakfasts here in mid February. Service was prompt (unlike the laid back style in most other places) and a lot of people passed though on their way to trips up the glaciers.

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We've only stopped for a breakfast and it turns out to be a good decision. French toast and muesli were great, as my coffee. Interesting lay out, with the nice mountain atmosphere.

Thank SanjaAntonijevic
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Over priced, average, I asked for two coffees, one with two sugars. I got two coffees exactly the same. They charge $5.30 for a small takeaway coffee, at that price you'd expect to at least get what you asked for, bare minimum requirement

Thank sandysviews
Karen J, Manager at Hobnail Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2016

Hello Thankyou for your review I was just checking you did actually get coffee with us as our small coffees are only $4.70, if it was us very sorry we forgot your sugars we do make mistakes sometimes.

Reviewed 6 February 2016

Enjoyed a great breakfast here, although glad we got in early as there were a couple of bus loads of people wanting breakfast and the bathrooms just as we were finishing up! Worthwhile and great value for money.

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 6 February 2016

What more can I say... my title says it all.... we recently rode through the West Coast on our motorbike, we enjoy this trip imensely, we have always stopped at the Hobnail for lunch when we ride through Fox, as the food is SO GOOD!

Thank TeresaS812
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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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