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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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Quick service on a busy easter weekend. Had a good panini for lunch. Great eggs bene for breakfast. Full english a bit disappointing. Good value for money in a tourist town.

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Edmonton, Canada
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333 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

This place reminded us of some of the bakery cafes in our Canadian Rocky Mountains. The coffee and food were just what we needed to start the day. The open doors made the air a bit bracing until the tour buses pulled up and the fumes came in. I would urge a "No Idling" bylaw here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Excellent selection of tea, sandwiches, muffins, cakes and breakfast/lunch foods make this a good place to eat. The location is not particularly scenic though.

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London
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Called in for breakfast here and came away feeling the whole experience had been thrown together. My wife had bubble and squeak which was fine but my "full works" breakfast appeared to have been thrown together haphazardly on the plate, and we had to wait an age too, although not many tables were occupied - the staff appeared to be... More 

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

Hello I am sorry to hear how you felt about your recent ? visit to the Hobnail Café. We strive to make the experience a good one. We have been under some pressure this season at Breakfast time due to the fact we are the only business open in the township for Breakfast service , although this is no excuse... More 

North West
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

We had breakfast here after an early morning helicopter flight and landing on the glacier. The French toast, bacon, banana and maple syrup was the best dish of this type I've ever eaten. (One in Akaroa a few days later came very close though!)

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Thank Comfortseeker58
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

The Hobnail provided us with a good takeout lunch while we were walking in Fox Glacier. The baked treats, especially the chocolate Afghans were outstanding.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

The food was great, very friendly and helpful service. Definitely worth a visit when in Fox Glacier.

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Thank cjtechnology
Perth
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

We chose this for breakfast as it was attached to the Heli hike centre.The food I would describe as hearty home cooked.

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Thank Candodis
new orleans
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Great pizza, good wine, friendly staff, center of town......what more could you want! Have the pizza with the lot, so so good

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

We had 2 nights at Fox Glacier on our recent trip to NZ and we frequented this café a number of times during our stay for coffee, breakfast and lunch on one occasion. Great place to sit and watch the day unfold. Food was yummy and coffee was great.

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Thank Rhiannon L

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, 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?