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Poppies Cafe

$$ - $$$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
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 622 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on our way to Mount Cook. Food and coffee and tea was excellent the place has a nice ambience there is parking off the street. In my opinion the smoked salmon bagel plate is an incredible bargain as well as...More

1  Thank William F
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Poppies cafe is by far the best restaurant We came across during our NZ South Island trip in 2017. The cafe is way beyond a cafe with its high quality food and customer service. We were so impressed by the quality of food and service,...More

Thank Simon G
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Simon, thank you for writing such a fantastic review. We all work very hard at Poppies to maintain the high standard of food and service. It is very important to us that you thoroughly enjoy your experience with us so I am glad to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not expected to eat so well in Twizel but following the advice of the owner at our motel we went to Poppies. We had a lovely tasty meal served by friendly staff. The local salmon was delicious and the sticky date pudding was...More

Thank Juliaam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal at Poppies. The entrees were great. Looks like a busy little place, but maybe very busy as not a lot of places to eat in Twizel

Thank NZJulz
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your meal. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Twizel.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal with generous servings, and very helpful staff. We enjoyed our evening. Thanks guys

Thank jOHN5H
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food, but it's a bit too expensive. We ate here only once and then ate at other places where the food was a bit less good, but where we payed less than half of what we payed at Poppies Cafe. The photo...More

Thank Quentin_Fajke
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, thank you fro taking the time to write your review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Poppies. We make a lot of effort to provide the freshest of ingredients and prepare everything on site so we believe the prices reflect...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been travelling around NZ now for 30 days and landed in Twizel this afternoon (Oct 30) on our last leg of our trip. We didn’t know where to go for dinner, until our motel recommended Poppies, so we thought why not. Well what...More

Thank Iggybah
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to write your fabulous review! We aim to achieve an excellent experience for you from the moment you enter the restaurant with our service and culinary creations and we all work very hard to do so....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a recommendation and were not let down. I had the venison and my wife had the pork belly for our mains and we were both suitably impressed with the tenderness and flavours of each dish. From the time of taking our...More

Thank garyrU7172XN
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for us. Glad that you enjoyed the venison and pork belly, two delicious dishes! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Twizel!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fish and chips and a soup of the day - just what we needed after a cold wet morning at Mt Cook. A necessary stopover if you're not impressed with the food at Mt Cook.

Thank Jwenad
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that the weather wasn’t behaving, glad you enjoyed a visit to Poppies though. Hope you got to enjoy the sunshine in Twizel!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poppies has it all for breakfast and lunch. The BLT on specially made grain bread was excellent. The local beer from the well stocked cafe was a nice touch for the meal. Service was good from everyone with genuine smiles. The place was clean and...More

Thank WhyAmIStillworking
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank our for taking the time to write your review. Really glad to hear you got to sample some of our delicious meals and craft beers and enjoyed them!! Hope to see you again if your in the area in the future!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 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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Description
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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