After an early start, trying to catch the mornings' reflections on nearby Lake Matheson, visit this delightful café for a really good coffee and breakfast. The view from the café is stunning in its own way, surrounded by an amphitheater of distant mountains (Aoraki/Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman) and, in the foreground, tall kahikatea forest—one of New Zealand's scenic icons. The food is as good as the views, and the sunny terrace is pleasant on a still day. Try the
manuka honey-and-herbed lamb burger for a tasty lunch or, for dinner (Nov. to March) a gourmet pizza, or perhaps pork belly. Take time also to browse the Reflectionz Gifts and Galley next door.
Lake Matheson Rd., Fox Glacier, 7859, New Zealand