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Shawty's Cafe

$$ - $$$Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this oasis while staying overnight in twizel. Despite earthquakes a charming young woman served us coffee and provided info regarding mt cook nearby. Coffee hit the spot and we wandered off to mt cook despite the rain. We returned for breakfast the next...More

Thank Mitch P
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I visited this restaurant on our first night in Twizel and were so glad we did. The food's delicious with a good range of wines, beers etc. We returned for dinner on our next 2 nights. I can't praise this restaurant enough....More

Thank sweeneluk
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This was the #2 dinner place in Twizel and absolutely worth going. Good drinks delicious food. It can get busy and the staff is a bit overwhelmed so you have to wait a bit for the different courses. Great meal and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Heike Y
Reviewed November 1, 2016

A stop over for rest and lunch from our long drive. Did not expect much to begin with. The café looks quite inviting, so we gave it a try. Had Thai red curry with rice and since I am a Thai, I did not expect...More

Thank Pattama K
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

A surprise in the middle of a country town . The food was excellent & equal to any city restaurant. Good menu with a wide selection.

Thank trish c
Reviewed October 24, 2016

A great place to dine is a wonderful little town. The drinks menu is fantastic with an exceptional range of beer.

Thank 780JustMe
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Went out for our anniversary dinner. Sat outside, no service after 15 minutes. Went inside asked the Senior waitress if I should order with her or at the counter. She replied "go take a seat mate." Point 1- I'm not your mate, you shouldn't call...More

Thank Tightlines71
Reviewed October 21, 2016

We went here for dinner, and really enjoyed it. A nice resturant. Great food, excellent waitress, and wine as it should be, thanks to her. I ordered a white, which, in my opinion was too cold. When I mentioned this to the waitress she knew...More

Thank 007Winelover
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch enroute to Mt Cook, after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor. We really liked the venison sandwich, quesadilla and smoked chicken pizza. The fish and chips were a little too fishy for my liking. The flat white was the best I've had...More

Thank mufimurphy
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Best coffee and very friendly staff. We had to make a return visit it was so good and great views of the mountains.

Thank Tracy J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 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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