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Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

Great breakfast spot. Food really good, and service also excellent. Recommend if you are looking for a breakfast in Twizel.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2021

Thank you for your amazing review, Mark! Highly appreciated.

Reviewed 22 September 2021 via mobile

Shawtys is in the middle of the little Twizel shopping centre. Visitors from Wellington and Auckland will appreciate the cool vibe and urban ambiance. The coffee is excellent , the breakfast perfectly presented. This was our breakfast stop rather than Omarama and was a great...choice. The filled rolls in the cabinet caught our eye so we purchased our picnic lunch as well. CookingaliMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2021

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We're happy to read that you've enjoyed your experience at Shawtys. We hope to see you back.

Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

This place really takes my attention, the service is excellent and the coffee superb (Supreme coffee is the best option).

Date of visit: September 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2021

Thank you for your review! We've passed it on to our staff :)

Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast on our way to Mt Cook. Great coffee awesome service. The shakshuka was amazing and the hash cake perfect

Date of visit: September 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2021

Such a fabulous review, thank you for that! We're glad to read you've enjoyed everything and hope to see you back.

Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

Best cafe in NZ. Amazing food and very nice people. We have been here numerous times and never disappointed with coffee, food or service.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2021

Thank you so much for your amazing review, Fiona! It means a lot to our hard working staff :)

Reviewed 9 August 2021

breakfast was very good, plenty of food ,poached eggs where cooked perfectly ,freindly helpfull staff

Date of visit: August 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2021

Thank you for you fabulous review! It means a lot to our hard working staff :)

Reviewed 4 August 2021

Delicious food, great service, lovely atmosphere by the open fire. Friendly helpful staff who catered to our group of 19 ladies every need.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2021

Thank you for your fabulous review, Deborah! We loved having you over for your ladies lunch and we are glad you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 28 July 2021

We stopped for lunch and had the cabinet food. Best sandwiches I’ve had in a long time (all fabulous- beef, chicken and ham) and outstanding sausage rolls - homemade, pork and apple with a touch of chilli. Yum, yum, yum.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2021

Thank you so much for your fabulous review, Louise! It means a lot to our hard working staff.

Reviewed 14 July 2021

Walking in, we had high expectations as it was a very beautifully aesthetic looking cafe. Walking along the street passing by other eateries this was the one we chose. While it may have been busy there it is still no excuse to talk to paying...customers in a rude manner. I asked a simple question about whether they had avocado and was met with a rude response that they were out of season and what's on the menu is what you get. While I understand more than most food and beverage coming from the industry itself. There may still be some things in the kitchen that aren't on the menu. It was a simple question all you had to say was "Sorry no we don't have any". Then before we could order she just walked away from the counter. We were ready, but she just walked away. There's food to run? Understandable. However could you say something so that we know? Instead of you just walking off like you don't give a s*!t. When she came back she was still rude as ever. You want to work in hospitality? Try being hospitable. Karen's shouldn't work in food and beverage.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

The best looking shop in the block. Coffee and counter food was good. Speedy service. Free parking adjacent to the block of shops

Date of visit: May 2021
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Lisette van Baarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2021

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you back.

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Shawty's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5