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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 - $14
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Napier, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The service at Hobnail Cafe was very friendly and in a great location. You can get breakfast, book your adventure and buy souveniers at one nice warm location.

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Downers Grove, IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Sorry to say that I cannot comment on the food at the HobNail Cafe but only on their operating hours. The cafe shares space with Fox Glacier Guiding. We scheduled a half-day hike set to start at 2:30. We hoped to catch a late lunch at the HobNail Cafe but found them shutting down when we arrived at 1:45. Luckily... More

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Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Had breakfast here before we headed out for the morning Fox Trot glacier tour. It was my first experience with the bananas and bacon thing, and it. was. amazing. Others in my group were jealous and we ordered it at a few more places along our journey, but none were as good as what I had here.

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San Rafael
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stopped in here for our morning espresso before we joined Fox Glacier Guides for our 1/2 day Glacier hike.

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