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Shawty's Cafe

$$ - $$$Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (120 reviews)
“beef” (34 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
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Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 587 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us had an early Father’s Day breakfast, Food, Coffee and Service were all outstanding. Thanks guys!

Thank 970Cam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and expected a reasonable dinner, but were both surprised at the very high standard of both of our meals. Comfortable atmosphere, simple but pleasant setting. Excellent food. We had the pork fillet and the confit chicken cassoulet for mains then shared...More

Thank 777Gus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good idea to pre order food if going with a group over 10 people, there was 15 of us so we pre ordered, great food, good choice of local wine.

Thank atradiesvic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a shopping centre but great little place. great food with good service....what else does one require?

1  Thank UtahBikers
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Affordable gourmet food, the kind you'd expect in a Michelin starred restaurant. We loved this place so much while we were staying in Twizel that we came back a few nights later from Mount Cook village just for the food. Loved the beef cheeks and...More

Thank RawSerendipity
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Visited twice with my husband while travelling this week. Friendly service, good range of cabinet and menu choices. Bagels, muesli and full breakfast all good options with great coffee.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for a perfect dinner! Scallops for entree, hot smoked salmon linguine for main and apple wontons for desert. All dishes outstanding! All staff polite and helpful. An absolute must when in Twizel.

Thank pbsymonds
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was our first time dinning at Shawty's and we were pleasantly surprised. The service and ambience was good and the dishes were superbly cooked and well presented.

Thank CliveJohn1949
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Following other reviews we headed to Shawtys for coffee. We are very discerning coffee drinkers (hubby is a barista)... their shorties (short blacks) did not disappoint! We had seconds👍

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Vegetarians looking for a choice in Twizle should try the nut roast offered here. Looked good and tasted better. Served with fresh vegetables this was a class dish.

Thank Malcolm B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 3155
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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.
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