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“So good we ate there twice”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Shawty's Cafe

Shawty's Cafe
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Twizel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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410 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“So good we ate there twice”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

A relaxing friendly atmosphere with attentive staff and very good food - the sticky date pudding is superb. We liked this restaurant so much we ate here both nights we stayed in Twizel and even went for a coffee in between

Visited February 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very good food and beer in a nice setting”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Stopped overnight in Twizel with NO expectations of any decent restaurants. Greatly and pleasantly surprised by Shawty's, had one of the best pizza's I have had in NZ, very prompt and good service, interesting beer list (and not at inflated prices). Tho' the restaurant was very busy we were served promptly and had a very nice evening. Would come again without a shadow of a doubt- thoroughly recommend to all to give it a try.

  • Visited March 2013
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Christchurch
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yummy bacon and eggs and good coffee.”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had breakfast here last week, there are many delicious things on the menu as well as a good selection of cabinet food. Went for the Bacon and Eggs and I think they were the most perfect poached eggs I've ever tasted, exactly how they are meant to be. This place definitely has the best coffee in Twizel, it's always good. Highly recommend for the number 1 breakfast option in Twizel.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Kris B
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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Gluten Free”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Being gluten intolerant I am always on the hunt for great gluten free pizza and Shawty's has it! They have some unique pizzas that are delicious! A good gluten free crust is hard to find and Shawty's tastes just like regular pizza crust. I would love to have another Shawty's pizza!

  • Visited February 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“great pizza”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Took my german cousins to Twizel and had a great pizza sitting outside in Market Square on a gorgeous late afternoon. The 4 of us shared 2 large pizzas with 4 toppings, was just the right size and our favourite topping was lamb closely followed by the mexican.
Was there last year too, in the autumn and sitting inside was just as nice with a great atmosphere and friendly staff.

  • Visited January 2013
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