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“A pleasure !”
Review of Matheson Cafe

Matheson Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $25
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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 August 27, 2013 via mobile

I can't fault anything but for the fact the clouds were covering Tasman and Cook. Walk the lake track - 90 mins if you take your time and then each lunch afterwards. There is no better place for food, atmosphere or value for money in Fox Glacier.

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Thank KiwiGringo1971
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

A visit here for a backpackers breakfast is ideal. reasonable price but excellent views and food. Luck enough for cloud to clear to see MT cook. Stylish gift shop next door with great prints etc

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Although the weather meant that we could not take advantage of the scenery, the meal that we had was superb. A great menu choice and beautifully prepared. Service was excellent.

Thank Framps69
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

great café and little tourist shop next door.
take a walk all around the lake after your meal. the view is worth it. Don't stop at the first seat you see, keep going. Just stunning.

Thank seashelly9
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had a lovely coffee and cake here. Also got a gift shop on site as well. Some nice jewellery and other things there. Lots of Pukekohes outside the cafe, they are really funny birds!

Thank Susan P
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