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Shawty's Cafe

$$ - $$$Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 19 April 2017

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank cjn1966
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Charthouse25
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...More

Thank Adventurer62
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Great food! Every dish was good from the pork belly to the pizza to the spiced Moroccan chicken. The wine list was also terrific as was the service.

Thank Pencoyd
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We made an unplanned stop in Twizel and had dinner at Shawtys. We ordered the lamb rack, beef done 2 ways and the creme brûlée all of which were absolutely beautiful. The service also was good. Definitely recommend trying

Thank Billie C
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Get in and check this place out. Big city fare with small town price tags. Good selection of beers and wines. Top service (if a little slow coming out - but geez they were busy). If in Twizel this place is a must.

Thank Zane C
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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