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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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“french toast” (6 reviews)
“hash” (4 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 18 November 2015

The staff are friendly and efficient but the coffee and muffin was the best on the mountain. The prices are on par with what is on offer.

1  Thank Jacquie H
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff and the place was clean. The food we had was a standard fry up but they didn't skimp on portions, a proper amount of beans for once! Luckily our heli tour operator front desk was in the same room as where we ate....More

1  Thank Anand_Hari
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The staff were under pressure when we visited but they still managed to get us served cheerfully and with good food and coffee. The food and coffee took a while but was worth the wait.

Thank SouthernHunting
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Nice simple food, good toasted sandwiches. Mocha was nice, very plain place food wise catered for gluten free people had soy milk for dairy free nothing in the cabinet for DF but was happy to cater on the toastie. Good view of the carpark and...More

Thank Amiems
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

After our morning walk to glacier face, the back & vegetable soup was well received. Good sized servings & pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Ricki H
Reviewed 16 October 2015

At least when I was there, the Hobnail Cafe was the only eatery in Fox Glacier serving breakfast. When I arrived, it was full with a tour group, but it emptied out before I was finished. It served the usual breakfast items at the usual...More

Thank GeezerEd
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.

Thank Theo W
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.

Thank sadtab
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. :-)

Thank Mike O
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.

Thank enizagam
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$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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