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Shawty's Cafe

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4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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08:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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Wetteren, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

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Thank patrickenkatrien
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank PMGpmg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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

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Thank Craig P
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank cjn1966
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank catstycam
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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!

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Thank LaurC31
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank Charthouse25
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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Thank Adventurer62
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Pencoyd
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Thank Billie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 21:00
Monday
08:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 21:00
Thursday
08:30 - 21:00
Friday
08:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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