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“Lovely Breakfast & Coffee”
Review of Matheson Cafe

Matheson Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$24
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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 29 April 2014

Great place to sip a good coffee & enjoy the stunning surroundings. Very nice breakfast selections and everything we ordered was delicious.
Friendly, helpful staff.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Had coffee, hot choc and a piece of the delicious honey nut slice- was very yummy, very good coffee also. Lovely setting, nice place to relax after a hike around Lake Matheson

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Other reviewers have captured the essence of Lake Matheson Cafe-- a relaxed, pleasant place for breakfast or lunch before or after a beautiful walk around the lake. The coffee was excellent, and the German-style breads were memorably good. Indoors or out on the patio, the view of Mount Cook makes you want to stay a little longer....

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Thank SimiSue
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

We Arrived at 3.30... They stop serving meals at three.

A polite welcome and warm smile from the staff would likely have seen us stay for a coffee, however we were ignored.

Weary from our long day of driving, we eventually left to find another place. ( the wonderful, cheery cafe neve)

The menu did look good... But the service was not just lacking today, but completely absent.

Thank ddaff78
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Beautiful setting for lunch or breakfast, good quality food and very fairly priced. There is a choice of walks around Matheson Lake too, which is stunning

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