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Shawty's Cafe

$$ - $$$Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (124 reviews)
“beef” (35 reviews)
“cake” (8 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 weeks ago

Nice fresh breakfast very professionally presented. Plenty of choice and the coffee was great. Good service and a warm room on a very cold morning.

Thank Lynne K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a couple of takeaway coffees whilst driving through. Was made to feel unwelcome ordering coffee here. Unfriendly service by young staff. Don't think I'll be back. Coffee was great and the place was packed so must be doing something right. Maybe I just struck...More

Thank Antarisha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just tried the new menu and it was delicious. Only had 30mins for lunch but it was quick service so no problem!

Thank AnnaBacchus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us all had high quality excellent dinners. The beef cheeks on mushrooms and cauliflower purée were tender and delicious. I love the beetroot and feta side salad. The others had beef carpaccio and the crispy salmon and all enjoyed them. The house...More

Thank Susanna153
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The morning before and after we hiked up to hooker lake we ate breakfast here. The staff was friendly, the portions were large and the price was right. The 'full serve' was a meal fit for a mountain man and my fiancé said that this...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Always well presented and cheerful staff. Oh and great food and coffee Have had breakfast here a few times now and would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Russell J
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Good staff, great drinks selection and a cozy but buzzing place. Food selection is decent and quite reasonably priced. Really enjoyable no fuss place that does everything right. Free WiFi a bonus.

Thank Abbbbbb13
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Business breakfast on the go with great options. I would have preferred to have the hot rather than cold smoked salmon but other than that there was no lacking of detail in the presentation of the food. Light if you need it hearty if you...More

Thank oldmanonthepoint
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Firstly, the food was wonderful - the lamb rack was exquisite, the wine and atmosphere was tremendous, but it was let down by your sullen service. Granted, it was a busy Thursday evening, but a smile and some level of engagement by staff (How was...More

Thank 113MichaelG587
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for a takeaway coffee and ended up staying for breakfast! Lovely, friendly staff and a great choice of music. Cafe had a great atmosphere especially for breakfast, and very affordable and tasty food! Amazingly quick service, and effortlessly catering for my Gluten...More

Thank s4mu3l_dee
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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