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“Ice Coffee & Biodegradable Straw!”
Review of Shawty's Cafe

Shawty's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Twizel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 3 October 2017

So thrilled to get a beautiful iced coffee - with a paper straw!!!!
Thank you Shawtys for using biogradable consumables. The refillable takeaway cups are wonderful too.
We've been eating at Shawtys for years when we come through for work, the food and coffee is always great. It's the straw that impressed me enough to write a review though. Nice job guys.

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Thank Li & Michelle T
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Li & Michelle,

Thanks so much for the recognition, getting people to change habits is not always easy so to be rewarded by your glowing review just justifies our position.

SO cheers to you.

Kindest Regards
Rachel Sheridan

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, service and price! We didn’t expect to find such a great restaurant in the area but we were pleasantly surprised.. so much so that we ate there two nights in a row. The staff were super friendly and our food came out quite fast even though it was fully booked both the nights we ate here. The food was delicious and would highly recommend coming here.

Thank Celeste M
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Celeste,

Thanks so much for the glowing review. Our team are such hard working people, always aiming to exceed expectations so when we do and someone realises it in the way you have, we LOVE IT.
So thanks for your visit, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.

Kindest Regards
Rachel Sheridan

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Twizel for a quick meal on a road trip. Discovered Shawty's and were very pleasantly surprised. Excellent service from waitstaff and quality of food was of a very high standard- not what we expected to find in a small town. We ordered a variety of dishes within our group and not one diner was disappointed- in fact, each gave a rave review. Definitely recommend.

Thank gkhearne
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gkhearne,

Thanks for taking the time to give us such a great recommendation. It is great to get recognition for our hardworking team, and of course to deliver a wonderful experience to you and your group, we are glad your enjoyed your time in Twizel.

Kindest Regards
Rachel Sheridan

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and decided to try it out due to the great reviews. Everything was excellent from the wait staff to the food. We had the rib eye and a pepperoni pizza. The rib eye was cooked perfectly and was one of the tastiest meals we have ever been served. The pizza was simple but delicious with a fresh pizza base. The dessert (apple wonton) was amazing. The experience was so good we went back for lunch on the drive home to Christchurch. Definitely recommend this place if you are in the Twizel area looking for dinner!

Thank markzart
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Markzart,

THANK you for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review. I too love the apple wonton - the salted caramel sauce gets me every time.
It goes without saying that receiving recognition like this is what keeps us going after 12 years! We love serving people like yourselves and exceeding expectations where we can.
Look forward to seeing you back!

Kindest Regards
Rachel Sheridan

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing pizza of the highest order .Best I've ever tasted I would recommend it to anyone else if hungry in twizel

Thank Patrick R
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