Enjoy a walk around iconic Lake Matheson near Fox Glacier, stunning views & excellent dining at our cafe and unique gifts & souvenirs at our gift shop.


Price Range Reasonable
Ambience Relaxed atmosphere
Accepts credit cards Yes
Noise level Serene
Licence This venue is licenced
Food Options Vegetarian

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The best coffee on the West Coast is at Matheson Cafe. I love their espresso along with their amazing breakfast menu.

With views overlooking the mighty lake and with amazing outdoor seating, it’s hard to beat the Matheson Cafe. I love their amazing gourmet pizzas, huge breakfast menu and perfectly roasted coffee.

For hot gourmet pizzas and tasty steaks, take a trip to Lake Matheson Café. The beautiful views and delicious dinners will keep you warm all night. This is an ideal stop after a trip to the lake.

Lake Matheson Café is a cafe with spectacular views, amazing gourmet pizzas (which change seasonally) and tasty cabinet food. Moving from a cafe during the day into a lovely restaurant in the evening, expect the dinner service to be just as attentive and wonderful as the day time.

A scenic iconic, Lake Matheson is one of my favourite spots. Take in the spectacular views of Aoraki / Mt Cook whilst enjoying the amazing food at Matheson Café. Go for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. If you’re settling in for an evening meal try the peppered beef pizza mushroom which features blue cheese, roast pumpkin balsamic onion and peppered beef.

Definitely a favourite with the locals, MCR serves breakfast until 3pm and is a great place to cosy up in or grab your lunch to go. There’s loads of different healthy lunch options from soups and salads to sandwiches and baked goods.