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Shawty's Cafe

) #2 of 9 Restaurants in Twizel €€ - €€€ Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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 yesterday via mobile

Lovely cosy atmosphere with welcoming fire greeted by friendly waitress ... a good start to a good night. The meal was delicious and well presented. Couldn't ask for more. A bonus for Twizel

Thank smiliekiwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place.. Great ambience, the service was excellent and we had very good food.. we loved it so much we went twice!

Thank nerissanz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe was very busy when we arrived about 7:30 and with a bit of juggling they managed to fit us four hungry people in. The food was good enough but nothing outstanding to report. The "Beef two ways" was the best of the very...More

Thank paymonger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a most enjoyable dinner here with excellent wines. Our return visit had excellent food and wine again but service was not good apparently because of staff shortages. This was a pity as it did spoil our return visit.

Thank Phillipa K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the whole experience at Shawty's was exceptional. The service, the selection, the tasty dishes, the promptness and relaxed but close attention to be of the highest standard.

Thank Cyclingthrough
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome, classy surroundings and tasty menu. Had the tomato soup with balsamic glaze and toasted bread. Very flavoursome. Breakfast menu looks great and good choice of salads etc. Will go there again.

Thank QueenAdjoa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once again on our departure from Twizel we visited Shawty's for breakfast. My husband had Shawty's eggs and I had the Zucchini and corn fritters. Both meals were absolutely lovely, full of taste and no complaints. The coffee is always the best and the orange...More

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Shawty's have an extensive menu at very reasonable prices. We had 4 different meals over a few days and all were delicious and beautifully presented. Service was great and staff very helpful. A lovely homely atmosphere too.

Thank Celia M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Shawty's was really a surprise. We were there on 20th of March and had a wonderful and exquisite diner in a very friendly atmosphere. Thanks for the warm service!

Thank patrickenkatrien
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Twizel is a very small town so it was a great relief to find this restaurant. The food was very good and the service friendly and efficient.

Thank PMGpmg
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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.