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Hobnail Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
03 7510 005
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is perfect for a quick stop over for coffee and hot chocolate. The staff are friendly and the sweets are delicious. The warm friendly staff makes it worth going back again.

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1 Thank MiaT28
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast while travelling. Mine was great (french toast) hubby had eggs which he says was excellent. Coffee machine was out of order but they made us filter coffee so all good. Bonus: we sat fireside. I'd come back

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1 Thank Karen T
Bangalore
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We had reserved the Fox Helihike and wanted to have a good breakfast prior to setting off on the trip. Had eggs and toast - the quality and quantity was adequate and it was value for money.

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Thank Vs N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Excellent coffee. The service is very good the staff is extremely friendly. The size of the portion are generous. I also note the local eat here. I did have a walk and had a look at the other coffee shops but the Hobnail Cafe look like the best fit for us for lunch.I was not disappointed.

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Thank Stephen B
Osan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We agreed with the reviews by others that this is THE place in town to go for breakfast. Good variety of food, generous portions, & they're used to moving a lot of people through in the mornings before the different tour groups depart.

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Thank Sean J
Sydney Australia
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275 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Awesome scones and coffee. Loved the wArm vegetable salad. Friendly service. Fast service. Worth a visit. Park right at the door.

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Thank AeroDDD
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Tasteless coffee & average toasted sandwich. Coffee would benefit from being served in smaller cups. Otherwise the food serving size is generous

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Thank John S
Karen J, Manager at Hobnail Cafe, responded to this review

Hi John sorry to hear our coffee was not to your liking I wish you had told us so we could make it more to your taste. We do have 3 very different size cups and often with the large cups people ask for more shots. As you can see from reviews below people often compliment our coffee but Bruno... More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Had 2 very good breakfasts here in mid February. Service was prompt (unlike the laid back style in most other places) and a lot of people passed though on their way to trips up the glaciers.

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Thank Sue T
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We've only stopped for a breakfast and it turns out to be a good decision. French toast and muesli were great, as my coffee. Interesting lay out, with the nice mountain atmosphere.

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Thank SanjaAntonijevic
Himatangi, New Zealand
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63 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Over priced, average, I asked for two coffees, one with two sugars. I got two coffees exactly the same. They charge $5.30 for a small takeaway coffee, at that price you'd expect to at least get what you asked for, bare minimum requirement

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

Hello Thankyou for your review I was just checking you did actually get coffee with us as our small coffees are only $4.70, if it was us very sorry we forgot your sugars we do make mistakes sometimes. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?