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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/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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  • 27
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Lunch in Fox Glacier

The Hobnail provided us with a good takeout lunch while we were walking in Fox Glacier. The baked treats, especially the chocolate Afghans were outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Peter M
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Portland, Maine
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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English first
Portland, Maine
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

The Hobnail provided us with a good takeout lunch while we were walking in Fox Glacier. The baked treats, especially the chocolate Afghans were outstanding.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The food was great, very friendly and helpful service. Definitely worth a visit when in Fox Glacier.

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Perth
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We chose this for breakfast as it was attached to the Heli hike centre.The food I would describe as hearty home cooked.

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new orleans
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great pizza, good wine, friendly staff, center of town......what more could you want! Have the pizza with the lot, so so good

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had 2 nights at Fox Glacier on our recent trip to NZ and we frequented this café a number of times during our stay for coffee, breakfast and lunch on one occasion. Great place to sit and watch the day unfold. Food was yummy and coffee was great.

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Inverloch, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Staff were helpful and informative, breakfast was really good. Menu gave a variety of meal choice, barista was talented, coffee art was delicate.. Great coffee. Highly recommend this cafe.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stopped in here for breakfast before our fox glacier adventure. The coffee was $4.50 for a 6oz cup, which is very expensive. We also grabbed a few sandwiches to take up the mountain for lunch. They were just average. I believe they are the only place open in Fox before 8am. If you are looking for something before you... More 

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Montreal
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Friendly welcoming and a warm cozy place to get away from the rain. Had a perfect coffee and tried the gluten-free brownie. It was delicious! Lotsof other choices for lunch.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had to wait for about five minutes for it to finish cooking, but it was well worth it! Fresh out of the oven on a lacy napkin made of melted cheese and filled with fresh veggies, I snacked on it all day. It was a truly wonderful way to start the long drive from Fox Glacier to Queenstown. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My younger daughter (15 years) and I had two breakfasts and a lunch at the Hobnail Cafe. Healthy and delicious food, and a female staff member who loves music (singing along to the background music)! Fantastic.

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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 - 12
  • Cuisine: Café

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