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Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
03 7510 005
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Christine R
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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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Additional Information about Hobnail Cafe

Address: Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 7510 005
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Fox Glacier
Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

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: 03 7510 005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: Cafe

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