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“Shawty's Pancakes are the best”
Review of Shawty's Cafe

Shawty's Cafe
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Twizel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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 June 6, 2012

I don't have to tell you a lot about this place. We were in Twizel for couple of days and both the days we had our breakfast here and dinner at this place. Great place for breakfast (pan cakes are the best) and amazing atmosphere at night.

Thank akdaga
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

Really great food and great staff in the heart of the Twizel township. I especially recommend this place to anyone looking for gluten free. They are very careful with gluten free and have some great tasting options. Even a highly sensitive ceoliac like myself can enjoy their food, safe in the knowledge that it is gluten free

Thank Katie12491
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

This was the second time we had visited this cafe and like last time the pizza we had was just fantastic. Fresh local salmon is used and was delicious. Was a bit disappointed in the wine list but the one sav that they sell by the glass was really nice but it would be good if you added a few more by the glass wines to the menu. Not everybody can get through a whole bottle especially if you are just travelling through. The restaurant is clean and staff are friendly. The thing I love about this cafe is that at the end of the meal they run through what you had and then give you an itemised receipt! Well done Shawty's!!

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Thank KTB3
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Shawty's Café : a very good place in Twizel even more if you wish to have free internet access.
First of all the food is of good quality, well presented and the staff is very helpful.
Presentation on the plates is a bit French school which is a sign of care : you also eat with you eyes ! The menu offers a good variety and the bar, with its colour changing led lights, offers like a lounge atmosphere. Sure the place to be at the end of the week !
For ordering some drinks, you get a free limited access to the internet !
Twizel is the cheapest village to stay near Mount Cook and in matter of supermarkets and restaurants you'll find all you need !

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Thank Christian D
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

the lamb rack was splendid! We also had the salmon fillet which was also delicious. Together with some New Zealand wine what could be better? Service was attentive and thoughtful.

Thank Pam F
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