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Poppies Cafe Restaurant

) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Twizel $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All 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 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy comfort food. My kids enjoyed their food as well as we did. Friendly staff too . Great stop from Mt Cook

Thank francesca2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shared a full breakfast. The meal was perfect, staff very friendly , coffee good and atmospher ideal.

Thank BoneCutlet
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently spent 15 days driving the South Island. I was really looking forward to a great lamb chop dinner, but it alluded me. Finally, when we arrived in Twizel, our host at the Matuka Lodge told us this was the place to try. She...More

Thank jpape_titusville
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We stayed in Twizle for 2 nights and ended up going to this cafe both evenings. At first we were a bit concerned by the usage of the word "cafe" but found that the food was so good that we returned the next evening. Over...More

Thank lovesadventures
Reviewed 8 May 2017

There are not many places to eat in Twizel and Poppies is probably the best. More of a cafe than a restaurant it has a busy, noisy ambience and you receive a good welcome. The food is very good; we had Lamb Curry, Lamb rack,...More

Thank paymonger
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We had dinner here during our overnight stay in Twizel, on the recommendation of our hosts. This cafe and restaurant doesn't appear to have a lot of local competition but it nevertheless offers some interesting food at reasonable prices. It's usually worth trying the special...More

Thank unbakedalaska
Reviewed 3 May 2017

No breakfast at Mt Cook so we drove down and had Poppies Full breakfast and it kept us going all day.

Thank Aussie49
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The first night we chose from the specials, which were Bluff Oysters and a venison pie each. Both were delicious and well priced. The second night, we chose the lamb cutlets. Again superb. Service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend this lovely spot when you...More

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely establishment with friendly staff and fair prices. Good breakfast had by my family and plenty of space for kids to run around.

Thank travelsavvy2016
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Poppies was across the road from where we were staying and was a good choice for breakfast. Nice sunny room, friendly staff and fast service. Tasty breakfast and great coffee.

Thank Nmsj1957
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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