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“Great breakfast on a cold day”
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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
New Zealand
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Great breakfast on a cold day”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast on our way to Queenstown. 2 full breakfasts and an egg Benedict ! Service was fast and friendly! Food was fantastic! Eggs perfectly cooked and mushrooms divine ! I would return

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London UK
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19 reviews
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“Wild Food!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

... I am a regular visitor to twizel as my family live here and Shawty's is always on my list. This time I went to sample the chef's wild-food competition entry and it was fab. The atmosphere and service are on par with the food and I highly recommend the place - for a slap-up meal, low-key beer and pizza, or sublime coffee and home-made cafe food.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
“Excellent food”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Liked: Excellent food, vegetables superb; service friendly and atmosphere warm and relaxed. Cons: non. Surprising to find such a good restaurant in such an unassuming place.

Visited July 2014
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Twizel, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Fabulous menu, great food, the best coffee and warm hospitality”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Shawty's is the jewel in the crown and we think the best restaurant in the area. Our experience here has been consistently first class. An innovative menu with beautifully prepared and presented food. In winter it is warm and in summer the outdoor dining area is really comfortable. And yes we agree, it has the best coffee in town.

  • Visited July 2014
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Timaru, New Zealand
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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“Great food coffee and atmosphere!”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great place to relax and enjoy a coffee or pizza! Always has yummy cabinet food and the best coffee in town!

  • Visited May 2014
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review Shawtys. Your loyalty is our absolute objective and we value you as a customer.
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