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Shawty's Cafe

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4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
08:30 - 21:00
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once again on our departure from Twizel we visited Shawty's for breakfast. My husband had Shawty's eggs and I had the Zucchini and corn fritters. Both meals were absolutely lovely, full of taste and no complaints. The coffee is always the best and the orange juice is real good quality. Will be definitely be visiting again on our next visit.... More 

Thank Lynne B
Redland City, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shawty's have an extensive menu at very reasonable prices. We had 4 different meals over a few days and all were delicious and beautifully presented. Service was great and staff very helpful. A lovely homely atmosphere too.

Thank Celia M
Wetteren, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shawty's was really a surprise. We were there on 20th of March and had a wonderful and exquisite diner in a very friendly atmosphere. Thanks for the warm service!

Thank patrickenkatrien
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Twizel is a very small town so it was a great relief to find this restaurant. The food was very good and the service friendly and efficient.

Thank PMGpmg
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Salmon and Pork as mains as well as the child's meat balls. They were all great. The deserts we had the chocolate tart and the kids sundae. All very enjoyable. Most importantly service was also very prompt and professional. We would certainly come back again

Thank Craig P
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to eat in centre of Twizel. Great food. Very friendly staff. The salmon dish is amazing.

Thank cjn1966
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twizel is an unprepossesing town, not a huge amount to recommend it, just a stop-off on the drive south. So it was a pleasant surprise to find a really rather nice place to eat. Good value, good service and good food.

Thank catstycam
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast at Shawty's Café, the coffee was really good. The highlight was the french toasts with bacon, caramelised banana and maple syrup!

Thank LaurC31
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twizel is a smallish town and weren't expecting to find any great restaurants, but this was a real surprise. Shawty's was a very buzzy place with good atmosphere even on a mid-week evening. Although they were pretty booked up, the staff found us a table for two within 15 minutes. Good menu choice at sensible prices. Food quality excellent. However... More 

Thank Charthouse25
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A popular local spot that offers mid-market dishes in a pleasant setting. I had a rack of lamb that could have been about a minute rarer but that is a minor observation in what otherwise a perfectly satisfactory but not exceptional experience. A good combination of flavours and local ingredients that I enjoyed with a great Three Boys craft wheat... More 

Thank Adventurer62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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
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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