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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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“lamb curry” (24 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“sole” (9 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 636 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

The large group of 18 were extremely well served - excellent meals and 1st class staff. An excellent location for an evening meal.

Thank Peter J
Restaurant's Favourite
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

1  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 2 days ago

One of the best meals we have had during our stay in New Zealand. Fantastic homemade food, delicious Shiraz wine, superb desserts and extremely friendly staff, in a very local and authentic atmosphere. Thank you!

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place for Breakfast and a Coffee and situated at the edge of town so great if you are just passing through

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was really disappointed here. The Dutch waitress was the bomb but the vibe sucked. Wished I was somewhere else, wasted meal

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had the lamb and it was dry. Also I tried to get diet soda and I don’t think what I got was diet. I’ll be going to Ministry of Works from now on.

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful restaurant in small town near Mt Cook. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and the staff provided excellent service.

Thank Ledell Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our lodge owner recommended this restaurant, so we decided to try it. What a great place to eat! The food was absolutely delicious and is equal to any fine dining restaurant. I had the lemon sole with risotto and it was in my top 5...More

Thank hippychick925
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to Mike and the team for another lovely night out. Service is great, food lovely and the whole experience is certainly number 1 in Twizel. Keep it up team and we look forward to coming back again in the new year. Cheers

1  Thank Spaniwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If it hadn't been for the excellent service this review would be poor. We stopped for breakfast and left very disappointed after reading previous reviews. Scrambled egg was totally tasteless and has brown dripping in fat that tasted horrible. Never again.

Thank tat2jules
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$26
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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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