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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” (116 reviews)
“beef” (33 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (8 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at shawtys last night Good friendly service Menu has a good range to choose from Had carpaccio beef for entree and beef two ways for mains steak was cooked to perfection Would highly recommend to anyone

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed 1 night in Twizel with my son. Trip Advisor rated this place and as it's a very small place there was not much choice so gave it a go. We both ordered the chicken with pasta and we both thought the food was excellent....More

Thank hollydog1968
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A memorable dining experience...we doubt the chef could have done any better...the beef two ways was superb...tender, tasty, mouth watering. Wait staff attentive without being overbearing. Shawty's is a gem...compliments to the chef!

Thank 1tigerhill
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were just after coffees and a snack but we found the service particularly slow. The coffee was average but the muffin was excellent. We did get to sit out in the sun which was a bonus.

Thank HannahMistral
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Early evening midweek visit, so just two tables full when we went. Instant return for drinks order after we were seated (I like that) and took food order when drinks arrived. We just wanted pizza - some interesting choices I had a delicious salmon one...More

Thank DavidD4204
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Had dinner with large group here and each of 11 people chose something different for main meal and everyone thought their meal was delicious. Also had guy playing piano which added to atmosphere. Staff were lovely - big smiles with top service. Had also done...More

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal & service. Quick attentive service & great sense of humour. Food was reasonably priced and excellent quality presented beautifully. Best meal we have had in ages!!

Thank fred054
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Showed up without a reservation, but the staff was very accommodating in getting us a table. Very good pizzas, reasonably priced, great service from the attentive staff.

Thank Fay C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had a our dinner on a saturday evening, the restaurant was very crowded, and table setting not optimal. Guess that due to this the staff wasn't optimal focussed on all of their guests. Food and drinks were excellent.

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