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Unbelievable food, stunning views and fabulous staff. The small menu means everything is fresh and very tasty. Whilst waiting for your food you can browse the gift shop that is stocked with Nz made products for everyone
We sat outside in the sunshine looking at the view of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman and enjoyed the fantastic food and excellent coffee, what more could we ask for?! Perfect way to fuel up before a lap around Lake Matheson, so good we visited...twice!More
Went in in a blast of wind and rain to a nice tranquil, clean and comfortable cafe. Friendly staff ready with a smile. Ordered tea and a form of gluten free biscuit. Brought to our table with a cheerful greeting - the tea was good...and hot and the biscuit was great (so much so that we bought several more to take with us). Nice outlook (despite the rain) - we'd certainly go again if in the area and highly recommend itMore
We visited twice, once for morning tea then breakfast the following day. The coffee and slice for morning tea was lovely , but it did take quite some time to get our coffee, a bit disappointing as they were not busy, staff appeared a little...ho hum and did not appear to be happy in their work. We did however try again for breakfast as the menu looked good. The salmon bene was to die for! And the staff appeared a lot more friendly, and the serve.much quicker, but the coffee was terrible! Extremely weak, I'm thinking my latte had only one shot. So it would appear to be a bit of a hit and miss type place!More
Called in for a coffee after walking around the lake, perfect spot. The panini we ordered was over-toasted and tough, the sausage roll not heated through properly although both tasty. Coffee was OK and service good, looks like they were short staffed and that might...explain our food not being 100%. Magic surroundings and friendly service resulted in a very good experience.More
Lake Mathieson Café is not a place I would visit again. We had coffee which was weak and took 20 minutes to arrive we also had breakfast which was overcooked and took nearly 30 minutes although there were very few patrons. Just not worth the...detour.More