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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” (33 reviews)
“eggs” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 504 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not a pizza in sight anymore. 🙁 What a shame. We would visit this restaurant regularly/monthly and have pizza for lunch. Alas no more. Food still good but pizza restaurant it is not anymore. They own another restaurant (MOW Bar)where they have moved the pizza...More

Thank McAughtrie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A short stopover in Twizel and found this restaurant. Delicious smoked salmon chowder - so yummy. Braised beef cheek pasta is also suprising good with soft tender beef cheek on thick pasta. . Food : 4/5 Service : 4/5 Price : $$ Place : 3/5

Thank ieatirate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick stop over as we were on a time frame. The cooker breakfast was reasonably priced and tasty. Not a lot open other than a coffee shop and bakery so would recommend. Thanks

Thank Herbie15
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Herbie, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are glad that you stopped by and enjoyed your breakfast. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there wanting pizza as it is well known for its pizza range. Only to find they now don't do pizza's. Our adult kids were very much looking forward to a nice pizza but was told the restaurant that they have bought a couple of...More

Thank KarinWhiting
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Karin, Thanks for taking the time to review, obviously it is really disappointing when we don't exceed our guests expectations. It has been a long thought out and difficult decision for us to take pizza's away from Shawtys as it has been a signature...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us comes dines here once a year and we are never disappointed. The service is always great, the staff are friendly and the food is amazing.It is worth noting that it is advisable to book on a Friday or Saturday otherwise you...More

Thank 2Kiwis2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shawty's Cafe is a nice restaurant with a terrace. The service is friendly and efficient. We had a pizza Hawai and a cannelloni for lunch, typical 'fast food' meals ( straight from the freezer ?) ... Average quality.

Thank Guy9120
Racheltwizelfoodie, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guy, I have reported this review as we do not have either of these items on our menu. I would appreciate it if you would remove this review. Kind regards Rachel Sheridan Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Omg the Bao’s are a must !!!! They are incredible!!! Soo fresh and tasty !!! Worth the stop for lunch or a snack if you are passing by Twizel!!

Thank JessicaAbela
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

LOVE IT, Thanks Jessica for the review, we love the Bao's too but thank you for telling the world. Hope to see you back sometime. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just spent three days on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle way and we were lucky enough to have Breakfast / Dinner and two packed lunches from Shawty's. Food was excellent, great selection and always fresh. Their chocolate brownie was to die for -...More

Thank Jane0002016
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jane, Thanks for the fabulous review, I am glad you got to do the Alps 2 Ocean, its such a beautiful track in stunning surrounds. We would love to have you back sometime. The brownies will still be here, a staple for Shawtys. Kindest...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, efficient & friendly staff. Very extensive menu, we could of chosen several main dishes, our party of four chose something different ! Beautiful food. Well presented and delicious

Thank sullies88
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sullies, Thanks for your fabulous review, our staff work really hard to present great food, and to give you a wonderful dining experience so it's wonderful when people like you recognise this and tell the world. Cheers Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We chanced upon Shawty's and were pleased with our choice. A decent wine and beer list, interesting pizzas and friendly service. Perfect for our family of four with hungry teenagers.

Thank Sally K
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sally, Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you back sometime. Cheers Rachel Sheridan

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 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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