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Shawty's Cafe

) #2 of 9 Restaurants in Twizel $$ - $$$ Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (105 reviews)
“beef” (33 reviews)
“risotto” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 21:00All hours
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Travelling from Sydney. Visited on Valentine's Day, at the same time as a rowing tournament was in town. They were booked out but sat us outside, and quickly moved us inside as soon as they could. As lovers of Salmon we had the Salmon Tasting...More

Thank MelissaDenman
Reviewed 14 February 2017

as above. meal was delicious. staff were very attentive and helpful. Steak was beautifully cooked and lambrack was awesome. Deserts were beautiful

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful meal , Hearty Beef Soup with slice of toasted sourdough bread. Really tasty and a complete meal on its own, almost like a goulash in consistency, well worth a visit just for this meal.

Thank Paul v
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to find such a good restaurant in the little town of Twizel. We both had the beef cooked 2 ways - a steak and a shank, which came with enormous yummy croquette potatoes. Very tender and juicy and a generous portion. Service...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Passing through and decided to go with LP suggestion. Pleased we did. It is a long while since we have had such pleasant attention from every member of staff we met. Best Eggs Benedict I have had in a while and other 3 variations on...More

Thank robinhbishop
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This has got to be one of the best cafes we have visited (not just in NZ)! It has a good location and is situated alongside other cafes. We ordered a pizza (chicken, apricot sauce, cream cheese and cashew nuts), fish and chips, a slice...More

Thank W F
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stopped for a quick meal and had the gormet pizza - very good and the staff was great. We would go back again.

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for coffee here en route to Dunedin from Tepako. Cafe was recommended by a local. Carrot cake was the best I have ever had, anywhere in the world. Staff, especially the young Belgian waitress, were a mine of information. Thank you!

Thank lislewend
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely cabinet food but some staff need to be more welcoming and take an order in their stride rather than make it look difficult.

Thank Janne A
Reviewed 8 February 2017

very professional night time staff and beautiful food. Great atmosphere for a romantic night. Would come again ;)

Thank Lydia M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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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