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Hobnail Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0005
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auckland
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw good reviews so thought we would try this for breakfast. Look it was all adequate but I think maybe the reviews are comparing it with other poor offerings? The poached eggs on both eggs benedict dishes were hard (a definite no!), the other 2 lots of scrambled eggs were not great, the hash brown comes from a box and... More 

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Thank mares71
Auckland, New Zealand
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246 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a quick snack....GR8 choice of fresh food in the glass cabinet and really good service. Anyone visiting FOX Glacier must experience this Café. Overall--7/10

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasantly surprised with the food. A good hearty breakfast and the service was great. Recommend the Bubble and Squeak. Would go back again for breakfast.

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Thank justrubyyy13
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not expecting much from cafés and restaurants in the area due to the lack of choice, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and we truely enjoyed our breakfast in the Hobnail Café.

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Thank LaurC31
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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218 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here while waiting for our heli hike. good food and not too expensive. would recommend especially if waiting for one ride

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Wales
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376 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for breakfast. I had bubble and squeak with mine which was excellent. The service was very good and the surrounding were lovely. I would definitely stop here again

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Thank filligirl
Perth, Australia
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207 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, quick service and great food. It's located in the centre of town with plenty of parking space. My big breakfast kept me going until dinner time.

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Thank DaleBbB
Georgetown, Texas
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648 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a weekday. I had the sweet chili chicken sandwich. It was stacked so high I could not get it into my mouth. There were a lot of chicken pieces on it and fresh lettuce and tomato and the bun was fresh. It was very good. The other person had lasagna and it was just... More 

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Thank dil345
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to eat and have tea/coffee. It's attached to one of the outdoor information centres but they are kept separate. Chilled with a nice atmosphere. When asking for the internet a receipt is generated with a username and password etc. But the connectivity is pretty poor. If you're close enough, it will last for 30 minutes.

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Thank Mathew B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top up for your days hiking with this good and filling fare. The Kiwi breakfast and the hikers special are recommended as is the Hot Chocolate.

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Thank Kevin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: +64 3-751 0005
Description
Our friendly and helpful staff will tempt you with the delicious breakfast or lunch menus. Our scrumptious homemade baking is made fresh on the premises everyday, and the delicatessen style food is perfect for a casual lunch, or food on the run. Meals can be made to order if you need to take away, or if you have a little more time to savour the flavour, enjoy in our cosy café either inside, or outside and lap up the sun. We are licensed too, so enjoy a beer or a glass of wine at the café with your meal. We also offer vegetarian meal options if you prefer. Groups are most welcome but advance notice is appreciated. Wifi is available with any Hobnail Cafe purchase, so if you want to catch up on messages and emails or upload photos from your Fox Glacier experience, then this is the perfect opportunity. The Hobnail Café is open from 7.30am daily.

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