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Shawty's Cafe

$$ - $$$Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

A group of us comes dines here once a year and we are never disappointed. The service is always great, the staff are friendly and the food is amazing.It is worth noting that it is advisable to book on a Friday or Saturday otherwise you...More

Thank 2Kiwis2014
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Shawty's Cafe is a nice restaurant with a terrace. The service is friendly and efficient. We had a pizza Hawai and a cannelloni for lunch, typical 'fast food' meals ( straight from the freezer ?) ... Average quality.

Thank Guy9120
Racheltwizelfoodie, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear Guy, I have reported this review as we do not have either of these items on our menu. I would appreciate it if you would remove this review. Kind regards Rachel Sheridan Owner

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Omg the Bao’s are a must !!!! They are incredible!!! Soo fresh and tasty !!! Worth the stop for lunch or a snack if you are passing by Twizel!!

Thank JessicaAbela
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

LOVE IT, Thanks Jessica for the review, we love the Bao's too but thank you for telling the world. Hope to see you back sometime. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We have just spent three days on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle way and we were lucky enough to have Breakfast / Dinner and two packed lunches from Shawty's. Food was excellent, great selection and always fresh. Their chocolate brownie was to die for -...More

Thank Jane0002016
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Jane, Thanks for the fabulous review, I am glad you got to do the Alps 2 Ocean, its such a beautiful track in stunning surrounds. We would love to have you back sometime. The brownies will still be here, a staple for Shawtys. Kindest...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very nice restaurant, efficient & friendly staff. Very extensive menu, we could of chosen several main dishes, our party of four chose something different ! Beautiful food. Well presented and delicious

Thank sullies88
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Sullies, Thanks for your fabulous review, our staff work really hard to present great food, and to give you a wonderful dining experience so it's wonderful when people like you recognise this and tell the world. Cheers Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We chanced upon Shawty's and were pleased with our choice. A decent wine and beer list, interesting pizzas and friendly service. Perfect for our family of four with hungry teenagers.

Thank Sally K
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Sally, Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you back sometime. Cheers Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 15 October 2017

The salmon was so delicious, with perfectly seasoned, crispy skin. Mr's steak was also really good - it came out rare as requested, and was really good quality. The accompaniments with the meals were also very tasty. For dessert, the apple wonton with ice cream...More

Thank Roodlez
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Roodlez, Thanks so much for the glowing review, it is really humbling for staff who put so much in to giving diners a wonderful experience. I agree, salted caramel without the salt flavour - waste of time!! We hope to see you back sometime....More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had the best carpaccio, pork belly and beef cheeks, beautifully presented and good value for money. Will definitely dine there again when we are back in Twizel.More

Thank Pickle251
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Pickle, Thanks for taking the time to submit such a fabulous review, I must say you had my two favourite dishes!!! It gives our staff such a great feeling when we get reviews like this. We look forward to serving you again when you...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Pleasant evening, excellent meal, very good service and good value. A varied menu to cater for all tastes and appetites.

Thank Alan D
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Alan, Thanks for taking the time to write this great review, next time we hope to give you a 5 star experience. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Had a lovely dinner here. There is a good selection of food and you can get GF options. The only let down was the fact that we only had one drink as no one came back to ask us if we would like another drink.

Thank alaina33
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Alaina, Thanks so much for the feedback, I will discuss this with the team and ensure that you get better service in the future. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner though. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 3155
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Since its beginnings in 2005, Shawtys has built up a strong reputation, synonymous for fine food and great espresso. A destination in the Mackenzie Country. Open 7 days from 8.30am till late over the summer months with reduced hours during the winter season. Shawtys has a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, and cabinet food available, and our chef's are committed to providing you with great qualiy food at an affordable price. With a comprehensive gourmet pizza menu and great range of gluten free and vegetarian options there is something to suit everyones taste.Step into warm surroundings and take in the "New York" inspired decor. Shawtys recently underwent an amazing facelift and would not be out of place in a bustling city scene. A new look has led to a renewed focus on excellent quality wines and an array of craft beers. Shawtys offers a dining experience of high standard in a relaxed setting, perfect for an intimate dinner with friends or larger gathering. We aim to leave a lasting impression on our customers with great service and we invite you to check us out.
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