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Shawty's Cafe

$$ - $$$Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (124 reviews)
“beef” (37 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We popped in here for an evening meal! The service was great, unfortunately they had run out of my beer of choice. The short rib was delicious but the fillet was slightly over medium but still nice. I would recommend the establishment, but would ask...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 237gregoryt
Reviewed 4 days ago

A group of four of us went to eat here and each of us was served a great meal. Not only was the presentation outstanding, but the meals tasted fantastic. The service we received was also extremely good. I highly recommend their sticky date pudding...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TennesseeSunflower
Reviewed 5 days ago

Service as usual Very Good, Quick & Efficient, Friendly. No Staff Member showed 'frazzled' when Very busy. Food & Coffee Good Selection - Nice to try something different when choosing a Dessert. Wine & Beer Selection Varied & using local Labels is Good

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank brendawilly
Reviewed 6 days ago

It has been about 5 years since I last ate at Shawty's and it still didn't disappoint. The food is of a very high standard, beautifully presented and lots of great ingredients used. Staff were very friendly and helpful (save for the one young English...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank muffworm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in town late and choose Shawtys. Service was friendly with order taken quickly. Meal arrived quickly and as expected. Menu catered for vegetarians as well as a good balance of seafood and local cuisine meals.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NFHarry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for dinner having read the reviews and both choose the rack of lamb which was excellent. The service was good and the waitress friendly. The only downside was that they did not have any low alcohol beer even though it was on their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mrs1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everythig was delishious, specialy market fish, lamb rack and rib eye steak:) waitress was super friendly, and she was smiling all the time

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Aneta_SSS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner here the week before Christmas and it seemed quite a popular spot, very busy but we didn't have to wait too long for our orders. I chose the pork belly and while it wasn't the best I've had, it was nice and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Islander191
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shawtry cafe situated in the shopping precinct in Twizel, what a lovely setting with a community feel. Ok coffee with a couple of GF options - the brownie was particularly tasty. The young lady serving us had a lovely personality making one feel welcome.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Z7470BWbrianr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boxing day - busy day! Staff were friendly and didn't seem rushed, very pleasant. There was a wait for the food, very expected and acceptable considering! Coffee was good. Would happily go again. Photos are - Shawty's breakfast, open chicken sandwich, fish and chips (battered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mega12015
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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