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Hobnail Cafe

Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
03 7510 005
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Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Fox Glacier
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A great place to go for a spot of breakfast or lunch. I love going there in the morning and watching the world go by. The breakfasts are delicious and coffee is good too. My son loves the lovely fresh muffins. Lovely service always with a smile.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Came here for lunch on a weekday and had their chicken burger. It was quite nice, using fresh ingredients. I liked the range of lunch items on the menu and in their glass cabinet too! The hot chocolate I had was phenomenal too - rich, creamy and super hot, perfect for winter. Service was super friendly too - good for... More

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Francestown, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We just had a muffin and a scone, but they were really delicious, it's the best scone I ever had, still warm, soft and not dry as I often had. And the waitress was sooooo nice. If we go back to Fox we will have a proper lunch there.

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Quick stop en route to Queenstown for coffee and a muffin. Pleasant and warm place to sit. Coffee was good. Toilets clean and tidy. Met our need for a short break.Other services provided which we did not use---trip bookings and souvenir shopping.

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Napier, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food was ok. The room was a bit cold as nobody had lit the fire that morning. A very nice young chap did so while we were there but unfortunately managed to fill the room with smoke! That aside, a pleasant enough way to start your day.

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Manchester
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed in Fox Glacier for a week or so during March visiting my son who works nearby. The Toasted Sandwich is good value and very tasty and hit the mark with me more than once. I found the staff very helpful and polite and always attentive. I like the fact that the Glacier Guides help out at busy time...... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This cafe was recommended by the hotel for breakfast before our walk on the glacier. Was excellent. Staff friendly

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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My wife and I had started from Wanaka to reach Fox by mid-day and just wanted a quick bite upon arrival as we were here for an official visit. We chose to go to this cafe since it had the highest amount of people we could see outside and then inside, probably because they do some heli-ride or transport options... More

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

Hello I am very sorry for your disappointment on your recent visit to the Hobnail café as we strive to send our customers away happy. I would like to be certain it was our café that you dined at as the charge for a Toasted Sandwich is only $8.50 not $10 as you stated. I was glad to see that... More

South Wales
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173 reviews 173 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This café is right in the centre of this village and is situated in the complex run by the Fox Guiding company that can take you walking on the glacier or drop you on the top via helicopter (well worth doing!). The day we visited there were many locals and visitors eating here. The coffee was very good and I... More

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Cataula, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had an awesome breakfast and great coffee before heading out to Lake Matheson and then on to the Fox Glacier trail. The staff was friendly ad the fire warm.

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