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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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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Was expecting it to be just a mediocre cafe to kill time while waiting for the glacier hike to start but was pleasantly surprised at how tasty the food was and by the generous portions. Also lots of vegetarian options which is much appreciated.

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Thank Theo W
Miri, Malaysia
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

A great place to have your breakfast. They open early. The cafe have a souvenoir shop attached to it with lots of things to see & buy. Coffee's great there.

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Thank sadtab
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Nice early start at Fox Glacier & as in February the most AMAZING toasted sandwiches... Hot Salami, Mushroom & Cheese... To die for! Coffee ok as well. :-)

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Thank MrMike1967
burbank
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Super crowded for breakfast as it's a meeting point for many tour groups. I ordered backpackers breakfast (beans and eggs) and was not disappointed.

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Thank enizagam
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Fresh and hearty egg dishes plus baked goods make this cafe the perfect spot for a filling breakfast. Also, good for an afternoon tea and snack.

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1 Thank Laura F
Greymouth, New Zealand
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291 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Broke the long drive from north of Greymouth to Queenstown here on way there and again on the way back. Pleasant surroundings and good range of cabinet and other food. Enjoyed the gluten free brownie and husband his white chocolate muffin. The hot chocolate was best I have had in a long time. Suggest the staff pay a bit more... More 

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Thank Christine R
Malaysia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Hobnail.cafe, Nice coffee, nice hot chocolate, delicious homemade food and sandwiches with friendly service!

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Thank RainbowCloud1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch here after our skydiving, and i must say that they served one of the best coffee ever! The sandwiches were awesome too! Totally worth the money!

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1 Thank Huilei6
Queenstown, New Zealand
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

The title says it all, highly recommended! Stopped in Fox early morning around 0930, not much open apart from Hobnail, walked in and were glad we "accidentally" stumbled across this gem!

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Hong Kong, China
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177 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Our heli hike was cancelled due to bad weather so we stopped here for a coffee and a chat. The staff were pleasant and the coffee was very good. Recommended!

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Thank p0rtia

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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
USD 5 - USD 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?