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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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Thank kiakaha7
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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1 Thank MiaT28
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Bangalore
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Vs N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 like the best fit for us for lunch.I was not disappointed.

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Thank Stephen B
Osan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Sean J
Sydney Australia
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286 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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
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?