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“A treat in a scenic setting”
Review of Matheson Cafe

Matheson Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $25
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Enjoy unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman whilst dining at our contemporary style café at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. Open 7 days from 8am for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and open for dinner in peak summer season. Comfortable indoor seating and expansive deck area. Adjacent to the cafe is the ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery offering a range of high quality Kiwiana products, clothing and souvenirs. Lake Matheson is one of New Zealand's most scenic icons. Situated on the West Coast of the South Island, in the heart of Glacier Country and Westland National Park, the Lake Matheson walk is a must do attraction for all visitors to Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Glacier. 'Picture Perfect' reflections of New Zealand's highest peaks Mt Cook & Mt Tasman can be captured in the dark waters of this ancient lake formed by the retreat of the Fox Glacier. A trip to Lake Matheson is simply not complete without a visit to Matheson Cafe and ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had coffee drinks and a highly decorated hot chocolate here with a couple of baked treats after a damp walk around the lake. The place looks quite new and has ceiling-to-floor picture windows that let you enjoy the view, which is special even when clouds sock in the mountains. It would be a lovely place for dinner with a view of the sunset light on the mountains.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Very nice food, and they were happily made up a gluten free vegetarian dish for me that was tasty. Dessert was very good. Overall the food was really good, service was good, and it's a nice rural location with a great view.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

gorgeous place to eat and have a glass of wine after a long walk around lake matheson. the staff are very friendly and they are very accomodative of different dietary requirements

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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

After a horrifying night filled with lightning and thunder we decided to visit Lake Matheson early next morning even though the weather was wet. We decided to have breakfast before going out for a walk around the lake. Being vegetarians the cafe had more to offer along-with beautiful landscapes & surrounding views. The Cafe and the Souvenir shop next door are a treat....

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Thank SOURAJ
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Visited for lunch and breakfast..both meals were excellent. We remember our dinner very fondly with the sky turning an unreal pink at sunset. The lamb shank was melt in the mouth..the berry crumble(?) was nice too..Definitely worth a stop

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