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Poppies Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb curry” (26 reviews)
“blt” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (34 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped off en route from Queenstown for something tasty and hot (snow on the Lindis). The carrot, cumin and coconut soup was just the ticket.

Thank stevemccully
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate brunch outside under the warm September sun and the food was great as was the service. I wish we had had the chance to eat dinner there as I feel sure it would have been good.

Thank DeeWhy51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner and both had the lamb rack. It was fantastic! We came back again for breakfast the next day and the waffles were very tasty too. It was a touch pricey, but not drastically. Sitting by the fire on a cold night...More

Thank arby3777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown and to be honest we stopped here because we weren’t sure when we’d next find a coffee shop, but in fact it was excellent. Lovely coffee and cakes, great service and we were only sorry that we’d...More

Thank nina795
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poppies Cafe was cosy and inviting. Quiet at this time of year, but still a nice atmosphere. The waitress was friendly and helpful and not at all pushy. The food was delicious and the local brew on tap was great! Probably a bit more expensive...More

Thank AussieTourist2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to our dinner after reading the website and learning about Poppy’s use of fresh local food. I ordered the salmon salad, hoping for the taste of fresh ingredients. Instead it was so covered with heavy, buttery dressing that the fresh...More

Thank Freedom179335
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited three different cafe in Twizel last week and ordered their "all day breakfast". In such a meal like this details do the difference. My breakfast was for sure the best i had in Twizel,i really appreciate higher bacon quality they have,and everything seems...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cozy and friendly place. We ordered the lamb chops and sure glad we did. They were cooked to perfection. Also tried the new Zealand whiskey and was not disappointed Great service and atmosphere

Thank Shlomo F
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Fine dining in the McKenzie country at reasonable prices for the quality. Small meals available and divine desserts. Much, much better option than Tekapo or Omarama if you're travelling through.

Thank 92toffee
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very attentive waitress. Appeared to be the only staff member working.in the restaurant.Excellent service. Very polite. Food wonderful Lamb Steak and fish meals were ordered and were excellent will go back again and would recommend.

Thank Kay B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$3 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0848
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At Poppies Cafe & Restaurant we pride ourselves on giving you a great memorable experience. We have a large vegetable garden & glasshouse where we grow a wide range of organic herbs & vegetables. Our chefs use only the finest local ingredients, Mt Cook Salmon, Lamb rack, Appletree Pork, local Beef fillet ( free range & grass fed). We offer a fantastic range of locally produced wine & craft beer. With alfresco dining and some of the most picturesque scenery in the world, come and enjoy the best service, food, wine, beer & coffee Twizel has to offer.
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