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“Delicious lamb sandwich!!!”
Review of Matheson Cafe

Matheson Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$24
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Enjoy unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman whilst dining at our contemporary style café at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. Open 7 days from 8am for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and open for dinner in peak summer season. Comfortable indoor seating and expansive deck area. Adjacent to the cafe is the ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery offering a range of high quality Kiwiana products, clothing and souvenirs. Lake Matheson is one of New Zealand's most scenic icons. Situated on the West Coast of the South Island, in the heart of Glacier Country and Westland National Park, the Lake Matheson walk is a must do attraction for all visitors to Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Glacier. 'Picture Perfect' reflections of New Zealand's highest peaks Mt Cook & Mt Tasman can be captured in the dark waters of this ancient lake formed by the retreat of the Fox Glacier. A trip to Lake Matheson is simply not complete without a visit to Matheson Cafe and ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery.
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The best lamb sandwich EVER!
Could not believe how good it was, the chimichurri was fantastic.
Coffee was great plus the nut based sweets were yum!
Couldn't fault the place in any way from food and drinks to service!
Only negative is they are not open for dinner

Thank MattyAspinall
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Matheson99, Front of House Manager at Matheson Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi Matty,

Thanks for your wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed our food so much. We open for dinner from November to the end of March. We hope to see you soon for another yummy experience!

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Beautiful and incredibly convenient location. We stopped for breakfast after hiking around the lake. The coffee was great, and the food was just fine - nothing special. The smoked salmon benedict honestly just had too much salmon, and it over-powered the rest of the dish. Overall, a good spot for a great view, good coffee, and a meal.

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Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We stopped in here for lunch while on a trip to Lake Matheson, and the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Beautiful location with an amazing view. There were only a few other people there when we went (possibly because it was winter and not that warm) which was great for us as we were able to sit and enjoy the surroundings without having people everywhere.

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Thank angelC3476SL
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Stopped for a short coffee break at Mathewson Cafe. Great spot for a break, didn't get to do the hikes as we were short on time but the coffee and carrot cake is highly recommended. Great service and love love love the spectacular views.

Thank Lorraine W
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We visited for a cup of coffee and chai latte after walking around the Lake. Very friendly staff. Lovely facility with plenty of seating. I personally didn't enjoy my chai latte. Far too much cardamon and cinnamon or something. Other than that it was a lovely place to sit and enjoy a hot drink. On a sunny day the view would be spectacular.

Thank Keryn611
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