About Matheson Café

Matheson Café has created a unique, warm and welcoming environment

Established in 2004 and moving through several developmental stages, Matheson Café at Lake Matheson has created a unique, warm and welcoming environment where the emphasis is on the best quality food and coffee, with carefully selected wines and the finest produce sourced from local sources. Being recipients of the NZ Beef and Lamb Hallmark of Excellence Award is a testament to this. We continuously earned this award since 2009, 10 years in a row.

Having lived in Fox Glacier since 1997, we understand the quality produce that this fine part of the country offers. Why would you go elsewhere when you have paradise on your doorstep?

In 2008, we developed a larger café and dining facility, which now has seating for over 100 people with its own unique atmosphere and ambience. An expansive deck provides views of the surrounding mountains and is the perfect place to enjoy the sun and drift the afternoon away.

This development also included the establishment of ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery store, which now boasts some of the best souvenirs, giftware, clothing and designer wares available in New Zealand. We handpick our products and always try to have a variety of products for every taste … and all at great prices.

If you should pass through Fox Glacier, stop by for a cup of coffee or a delicious dinner with some of the most amazing views onto the surrounding mountains.

We look forward to seeing you soon…