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“Went everyday last week for great coffee and friendly service”
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, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 January 13, 2013 via mobile

Coffee so good We had coffee here 9 days out of 10 - plus drinks - good service and good beers - always had a good feel about the place - free wi fi

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We went here for dinner during the New Year period after hearing some good reviews. It was a full house so we were asked to wait at the bar as they prepared a table for us, which was ok.

The place seemed very low-staffed with waiters rushing everywhere. Didn't seem like they were coping well. When we got our table, we had to ask for a menu. When we wanted to order, it was also very difficult finding someone to take our order. When we finally ordered, the food took one hour! Even the customers at the table next to ours noticed and said, "You've been waiting for quite some time, haven't you??"

When the food arrived, we were starving already. The food was good, but we were too famished to really care anyway. The only thing we remember about the place was how long the wait was. It did have a nice ambience, though. We will only be back if it is less crowded.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

What a fantastic place this is to eat at. The four of us in our group thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. We all agreed we had never seen a menu that we could order everything from it and enjoy it. One had beef, one had the lamb, another had chicken and the last had pork. Each meal was reported to be yummy. The breads and dip at the start was excellant and we even pushed ourselves to go into the dessert page. Sticky date pudding and apple crumble was the order from us, and all of them so tasty. The wait staff were sooooo nice and couldn't do enough for us, all very attentive, and so polite. I really can't speak highly enough of this place, please go and investigate and enjoy! We'll be back when net in Twizel. I couldn't wait to write this after go there this evening. :)

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

A very enjoyable meal, probably our favourite in Twizel. Excellent service and good atmosphere. Recommended.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had an evening meal and despite the restaurant being full, the food was excellent and the service was attentive. I have eaten many times at Swawtys, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and all have been of a consistently high standard. The seating is comfortable and the new decor is contemporary and urban inspired.

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Thank John N
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