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Shawty's Cafe

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$$ - $$$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” (124 reviews)
“beef” (35 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always very good. Atmosphere lovely and cosy on a cold autumn night.Food exceptional,service exceptional. Need I say more. will return again

Thank mthunter2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

the Cake selection was the reason we went inside. Their lunch menu starts at 11am, Tu they still offer a couple of breakfast choices. I had the battered blue cod, chips and salad, the batter was perfect. It was crispy and golden. My wife had...More

Thank Fonteyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped twice at Shawty's for a late lunch on the garden terrace. Staff was friendly and the food (Thai Chicken Curry + Bao buns) was good.

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Shawty’s 4 times for various meals while in Twizel. Each time the food was delicious. The vegetarian main, the nut roast, was amazing and the cakes, especially the carrot cake, was to die for. The staff were all very friendly and helpful....More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although only in Twizel for 5 nights we went to Shawty’s twice. Not that it should detract from the restaurant’s quality, there’s not a lot of choice in this small town but we just preferred this of the two superior restaurants. Two nights were spent...More

Thank oykel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amount of food was enough, but not plenty. Taste of food was good, but not outstanding. Prices were reasonable given the location, but still high. In conclusion one could describe the place as a nice place but the decorations did not weigh up the substandard...More

Thank Heinzhamburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us stayed in Twizel on route doing the Alps to Ocean bike ride. All 12 of us ate dinner here and every plate was perfect, food well presented and perfect flavours. Service was just right, the correct amount of attention and relaxed...More

Thank Lyn A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had coffee here when we arrived as a stopover on the A2O cycle trip. We ended up booking our group in for dinner and all enjoyed our meal. We were booked in for breakfast the next morning and that was very nice as well!

Thank ShortyHJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a drink late afternoon and was very impressed wit the service even though we were only there for a drink. Really nice outdoor area. Dinner menu looked really excellent. Would definitely recommend it

Thank DavidGA986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a delightful meal tonight never expected such a first class setting in this little town. Glad we did not have an entree as would not been able to do it justice. The sticky date pudding was heavenly.

Thank OmakaHeights
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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