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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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8:00 am - 9:30 pm Hours
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The chicken curry and boa buns were absolutely delicious for lunch. The flavour in both dishes was perfect, my husband regretted not getting the main size (we were having an early light lunch). The coffee was perfect and the service cheerful and efficient.

Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming cafe. Staff are friendly and efficient. Coffee and food were delicious - the muffins were a-m-a-z-i-n-g! We drove from Tekapo for our coffee at Shawty's!

Thank dawn266
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service. Clean toilet. Wish we had time to try other food that looked good. Waiting time was short

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pork belly, it was very soft and beautifully presented. The soy cuppucino I had was extraordinary, not just to New Zealand, but in general. The service was unlike what you get in most places in New Zealand. The waitress would come to...More

Thank Rom123123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our second evening in Twizel. Menu and food were good, no complaints there, and the staff was professional and quick too. The main problem were the other guests: extremely noisy. In particular there was a table right in the middle of...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in to Shawty's Cafe on our way home from Wanaka. The staff were so accommodating with my allergies adapting the menu to suit my requirements. Great coffee. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and will certainly be back. Also great to see they clean with ENJO...More

Thank GeraldO64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on the second of our 2 nights in Twizel and had a very pleasant meal. The menu is not what you might expect for this remote little town and would compare with many more cosmopolitan venues. Our shared starter of baked Brie with...More

Thank alanjamesg2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely seafood meal and really good service. The best food in Twizel by far. It should rate as No 1.

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here on first evening in Twizel. Limited choice if you don't like fish or mushrooms so hubby ended up with the nut roast. It looked nice but not really his thing. I had the duck which was nice if a little too much pesto...More

Thank AlisonjF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress (small, Slim with short hair) was superb. She was friendly and took time to chat and recommend dishes. We all enjoyed our food very much. The Bao bund were lush!

Thank primpops
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 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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