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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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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The four of us made a pit stop here recently and were impressed with the wide choice of food on offer. Probably made the wrong choice as I had a soup of the day which was supposed to be leek, but tasted nothing like it...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I had seen so many sheep on the drive into town, I thought I would try the lamb burger. Delicious. Lots of cool food options.

1  Thank BMaud1
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have eaten here many time but as its changed management/ menu - The menu is interesting and service is spot on, thanks and will come back again. Very much enjoyed the rice salad and drinks.

Thank Norman H
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and value, and we found the service to be very good during our visit...much better than other Cafe recommended by our hotel. Cappuccinos we're very nice and we had both breakfast and lunch here around our Helo Hike.

Thank J S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Hobnail Cafe serves large helpings of homemade dishes for breakfast, along with a variety of coffee drinks and teas. We had the Kiwi Breakfast with two egg, bacon, hash browns, toast and tomato, which was delicious. Service is efficient and friendly.

Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Quick stop for us en route to Queenstown. After a 6am start this was welcome ... the coffee and bubble and squeak are excellent. There's one guy whose energy brightens up the place, great friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend on your travels. Enjoy!

Thank Calvin L
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at the Cafe on our way to an Okarito Lagoon tour The food is nice with good sized servings The attached gift shop was nice and we bought some souvenirs for the grandchildren Will definitely visit again

Thank stegeb
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We planned to have a meal in this cafe after reading some nice reviews but when we went through the door, the counter staff gave a 'i do not want serve you' expression and when we right infront of her, she did not even bothered...More

Thank Grayee
Karen J, Manager at Hobnail Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Sorry to hear about your recent experience at hobnail cafe .we can only apologise as the 3rd is our busiest day of the year and we were under real stress none of which is an excuse for how you felt you were served. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered three breakfast items and they were brought to us at different times so the three of us ate our breakfasts completely separately. I ordered poached eggs and toast - the eggs were perfect but the toast was slathered with some kind of margarine....More

Thank AnneD336
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here a couple of times on our fox Glacier trip. The cake was really tasty each time and the coffee great.

Thank Willm63
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
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
Kids, 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
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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