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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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
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Cafe, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Shawty’s cafe sits in the middle of town on the green and we sat outside at a table nicely sunny for Wifey with some shade for me . . Happy Wife Happy Life. Shawty’s did Twizel proud, the food is really nice, serving sizes were...good and the staff are attentive and friendly. Ten out of Ten Shawty’s, we will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast, loved the Hash Brown! Quick service and very friendly. We will come back for more, thanks.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 26 November 2020 via mobile

Glad we stumbled across this Cafe! The food was great! Breakfast/ lunch was so good we couldn't stop thanking the staff (they were great too). Waffle fries were perfect and not burnt and the coffee? Was my highlight. Thank you!

Date of visit: November 2020
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LisetteVanBaarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2020

Thank you so much for your fabulous review (that's our highlight:) ). We really appreciate it and it means a lot to our hard working team.

Reviewed 18 November 2020

Cafe has a good outdoor area which we enjoyed on a sunny day. There was a limited range of food in the cabinet but all look good my wife and I both ordered from the cabinet. I had a large pork apple and fennel sausage...roll and my wife a ciabatta ham and cheese sandwich both were good. Good service place is licensed would go back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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LisetteVanBaarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2020

Hi Shane, Thank you so much for your review! It means a lot to our hard working staff :) Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 26 October 2020

Wandering the Mall and stumbled upon this place for lunch and it looked inviting. Prompt attention and good table service.

Date of visit: October 2020
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LisetteVanBaarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2020

Thank you for your review, it means a lot to our hard working team :)

Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Great spot for a quick lunch on the way to Queenstown. The fritters were yum as were the halloumi sandwich’s and mozzarella & tomato sandwich. Waffle fries and a glass of cold Zeffer apple crumble cider finished off the meal perfectly!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Nomad57918203100, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2020

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

Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

Delicious smoked salmon chowder. Relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Friendly waitress. Service efficient. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: October 2020
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LisetteVanBaarsen, Marketing at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2020

Thank you for your review Magnolia, we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 15 September 2020 via mobile

Awesome spot for some lunch by the fire on a cold September day. Fish n Chips and the spicy chicken are a must. Troy the staff ate very accommodating and friendly

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

Great brunch menu, wait staff excellent. We enjoyed the waffles, and free range eggs. Both from the adults and children’s menus. We will be back!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

We just stopped by Twizel on our way back to Christchurch from Queenstown to grab any kind of breakfast and we found this little gem of a cafe. I loved the eggs benedict and my husband and our friends enjoyed their food as well. The...staff was amazing and service was quick. Overall a very nice experience for a stopover meal. :)More

Date of visit: July 2020
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