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Hobnail Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0005
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Sydney, Australia
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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

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Thank stegeb
Singapore, Singapore
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 to acknowledge us. After which she proceed to sarcastically degrade her colleague who was at... More 

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Thank Grayee
Karen J, Manager at Hobnail Cafe, responded to this review

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 your review karen More 

Lakeville, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. One of us ordered plain toast and for 8 dollars that's what he got. We... More 

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Thank Anne D
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Willm63
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Called in for breakfast and food was very good, as was the service despite then being very busy! Would recommend!

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Thank Sarah_A_24
Melbourne
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

First coffee after a 3 day tramp on Copland track. Really good coffee & an Afghan biscuit as a treat! Free 15min wifi & whilst a tourist shop the food looked great .

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Thank Simone F
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Good selection of cabinet food, also have lynch and breakfast menu on blackboard. I had the stuffed potato and my partner had the beef lasagne. Both meals were average, not super tasty but were OK. Staff were unfriendly, and the cafe didn't have a nice atmosphere. Wouldn't stop here again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Pit stop while we were rescheduling our itinerary due to bad weather, really cozy place with a nice fireplace, good coffee and friendly staff.

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Thank Joseph Y
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This place is perfect for a quick stop over for coffee and hot chocolate. The staff are friendly and the sweets are delicious. The warm friendly staff makes it worth going back again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast while travelling. Mine was great (french toast) hubby had eggs which he says was excellent. Coffee machine was out of order but they made us filter coffee so all good. Bonus: we sat fireside. I'd come back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?