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All 8 Fox Glacier Restaurants

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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 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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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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273 reviews 273 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The atmosphere at Hobnail Cafe was nice: decor was consistent with an outdoor guiding company and the hustle and bustle of outdoor enthusiasts coming and going was exciting. There was a tangible energy among patrons. Unfortunately, the food did not match. The burger that I ordered arrived later than my companions' meals and unfortunately wasn't very good... A soggy bun... More

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of the very few places to open for breakfast, Hobnob opens at 8am, although we managed to get food at 7:45am. Absolutely superb breakfast, reasonably priced and large serving size. Totally recommend.

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Fox Glacier
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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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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45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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 6 - 13
Cuisine: Café

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