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Hobnail Cafe

Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0005
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a full fledged Breakfast - bacon, scrambled eggs, hash brown, sausages, tomato & toast. Super filing and the Hot Chocolate was delicious too!

Thank christmasweien
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The husband and I both had the big breakfasts and hot chocolate. Hot chocolate was great although our poached eggs were a little overdone (no runny yolk) and the bacon was underdone, breakfast was made to look large with the amount of toast provided so...More

Thank TrampingTeam
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Lovely breakfast - fabulous coffee - we sat outside as weather was perfect - visit only marred by a stroppy male member of staff - hence the four star rating. otherwise a perfect breakfast break!

Thank Minnie21745
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Reasonably priced place to get a good portioned breakfast and or lunch before heading out on an outdoor excursion

Thank mariannek18360
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great service Beautiful fresh looking cabinet food - Couldn't resist an extra side salad Friendly staff And sunny outside courtyard

Thank Leeanne65
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Husband & I had 2 of their paninis for lunch - meat lovers & mushroom/chutney/bacon/cheese - they were very tasty. Served promptly & managing the difficult trick of having totally melted, oozy cheese, but not being at nuclear levels of hotness when you bite in....More

Thank HeidiAussie
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Nice place to eat, a little pricey for what it is but then this is a tourist town! Food was very nice and the staff were friendly. Free wi-fi. Good coffee, but small cups. Plenty of seating both inside and out. This cafe is in...More

Thank Justwant2say
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Saw good reviews so thought we would try this for breakfast. Look it was all adequate but I think maybe the reviews are comparing it with other poor offerings? The poached eggs on both eggs benedict dishes were hard (a definite no!), the other 2...More

Thank mares71
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Stopped by for a quick snack....GR8 choice of fresh food in the glass cabinet and really good service. Anyone visiting FOX Glacier must experience this Café. Overall--7/10

Thank arby235
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Pleasantly surprised with the food. A good hearty breakfast and the service was great. Recommend the Bubble and Squeak. Would go back again for breakfast.

Thank justrubyyy13
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
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
Kids, 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
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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