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Poppies Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited while I was in Twizel. Very good service and food selection. Well worth a visit if you‘re looking for a restaurant in Twizel.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank udochrist
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited with my son on a road trip. Nice food, charming service and that’s all there is to say! Even so, tripadvisor would like me to write more, which is total nonsense

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Seolferwulf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at Poppies on November 16th. Made very welcome by Alex even though we initially said we were only going to have a drink. When we saw the menu decided to stay on for an early supper. We were so pleased we did. There were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JontyP_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in Twizel and ate at this café restaurant each evening. The menu was varied and the quality of the food first class. Staff were attentive and friendly

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank George A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner had dinner at poppies a few nights ago. We were warmly welcomed by the Maitre d’ and promptly showed to a lovely table even without a reservation. The place was busy and tables were filling up quickly however there was not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank earlybird180
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very friendly, and exceptional efficient. I had the orange ruffy, which is a local fish with a firm white flesh. It was cooked to perfection - nice and moist. This a popular cafe, so I would advise booking for dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BobHart308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today I visited Poppies with a group of friends for breakfast, the restaurant wasn't busy and we were seated and served very quickly. Staff did their job well but weren't friendly or welcoming. When the coffee arrived I was very pleased it was lovely and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ashleigh_robyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a wet evening we went there, the staff is cordial, they helped us select right dishes and preparations were good. Nice Indian food

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rishikesh_Pravasi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Poppies on our way out of town after 2 days in Twizel and had two great cups of coffee, cappuccino and flat white. We got our drinks to go for the road but all the staff we interacted with were very friendly....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Malibu_Man1901
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t tried the other cafes in Twizel, so not sure how Poppies compares. I can tell you that the place is popular as it was almost full when I arrived. It’s clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and the meal is pretty good....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NicW110
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$3 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0848
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At Poppies Cafe & Restaurant we pride ourselves on giving you a great memorable experience. We have a large vegetable garden & glasshouse where we grow a wide range of organic herbs & vegetables. Our chefs use only the finest local ingredients, Mt Cook Salmon, Lamb rack, Appletree Pork, local Beef fillet ( free range & grass fed). We offer a fantastic range of locally produced wine & craft beer. With alfresco dining and some of the most picturesque scenery in the world, come and enjoy the best service, food, wine, beer & coffee Twizel has to offer.
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