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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, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 25
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  • 6
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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
Great breakfast

Enjoyed a great breakfast here, although glad we got in early as there were a couple of bus loads of people wanting breakfast and the bathrooms just as we were finishing up! Worthwhile and great value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Samantha R
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a great breakfast here, although glad we got in early as there were a couple of bus loads of people wanting breakfast and the bathrooms just as we were finishing up! Worthwhile and great value for money.

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Thank Samantha R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What more can I say... my title says it all.... we recently rode through the West Coast on our motorbike, we enjoy this trip imensely, we have always stopped at the Hobnail for lunch when we ride through Fox, as the food is SO GOOD!

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Thank TeresaS812
Harare, Zimbabwe
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211 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off on our way to Cromwell, the cappuccino was good as were the Anzac biscuits. Easy to park on the roadside opposite the cafe.

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Thank CookRE
Johannesburg, South Africa
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262 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after fox glacier terminal walk -a ordered a sandwich which was took a while to prepare ,I assume it took them time to prepare ,it was adequate and tasty, price was not bad

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Thank Flitz8
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well the coffees and scone we ordered were both great - but gosh, the experience was so spoiled by the rude and surly wait staff. I get that it was Sunday morning, but come on!! I even tried to jolly her out of it but rather than her responding positively, it seemed to make her worse!!!!

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1 Thank Judy F
Karen J, Manager at Hobnail Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Judy Thankyou for your review, I am so sorry for your recent experience in the Hobnail. I would hope this was a one off and someone was having a bad day it is certainly not the standard we set. I have spoken with my front of house team regarding your review and reiterated that we are in hospitality and... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here twice during our visit to Fox Glacier. Excellent breakfast at reasonable prices (for NZ). We were able to get fueled up properly for our Helihike to Fox Glacier!

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Thank Kevin G
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we ordered a salmon sandwich. It turned out to have 4 miniscule bits (not slices, but bits) on the sandwich edge so customers can see and be fooled thinking it actually has any decent amount of salmom in it. Cmon, this is NZ where food standards are high - there is no need to rip off customers charging 10... More 

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1 Thank Eduardo R
Karen J, Manager at Hobnail Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Eduardo I am very sorry that you felt "Ripped Off" on your recent visit to the Hobnail. but I im struggling to understand your review. The only Salmon product we make is a Salmon roll or Baguette these are cut on the top, down middle,opened and have cheese ,red onion, salmon and cream cheese in them. They are then... More 

Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on our first day in Fox Glacier There was quite a queue and the service was still excellent Very good range of food at reasonable prices I had the salad with chicken and it was really good Other family members had sandwiches which were also very good I have no hesitation in recommending it

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Thank stegeb
Chester, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We ate here before going on the Heli Hike. The burger and lasagne were really good and the service was quick and very reasonably priced. As well as seating inside there are also some seats and tables outside to enjoy the view. We would definitely eat there again so would definitely recommend this place as well.

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Thank EandR22
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Breakfast is good, Staff helpful and serves you with a smile. Good Coffee to start the day. Seating arrangement very near to where you can book your heli rides and hiking trips.

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Thank VVJ_1102

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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